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#1 Teochter

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Posted 25 April 2010 - 10:37 AM

Hi everyone
I am experiencing a weird effect with my cursor. It would appear that the cursor on my Laptop has a will of it's own! Without my executing any commands whatsoever, my cursor simply wanders off across my screen like a demented spider. It just randomly wanders of towards the edge of my screen. Has anyone ever experienced this before; and if so, how do I identify and cure whatever this condidtion is?

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Edited by Pandy, 27 April 2010 - 04:20 PM.
Moved from External Hardware to a more appropriate forum ~Pandy


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Posted 25 April 2010 - 12:24 PM

Do you have touchpad on your laptop ? You may have to reduce sensitivity of touchpad from Control Panel. Also check the HandCheck option for accidental thumb brushing on touchpad when typing.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 11:00 AM

Do you have touchpad on your laptop ? You may have to reduce sensitivity of touchpad from Control Panel. Also check the HandCheck option for accidental thumb brushing on touchpad when typing.


Hi Romeo29
Many thanks for your prompt, (and very welcome), response to my request for help. My laptop is a Toshiba Satellite P10-504, it does have a touchpad, but I never use it for the reasons you mention! I have an optical mouse plugged into a USB side port, which I use at all times.

This random cursor movement is more than a little worrying, to say the least, as it's just as if someone is remotely controlling my mouse. What concerns me is, if this is true, what else might they be controlling? Someone has suggested I run CombiFix, but I know that I should not do that without supervision. I'd be very grateful for any help/guidance you can give me.

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Posted 27 April 2010 - 01:30 PM

Hi Teochter,

If the random movement happens only when you type, then it may be because of your palms brushing on the touchpad surface.

If you think that your PC in being controlled by someone outside, then it can be done only by using malware or trojan program. Do not run combofix on your own. The best people to give advice to you is the BC HJT team.

I will ask this thread to be moved to AII (Am I infected) section. Follow the instructions they give you in that section.

Have a nice day :thumbsup:

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Posted 28 April 2010 - 06:15 AM

:thumbsup: Just discovered how to track this message that Romeo29 kindly moved over here for me! The random cusor movements I refer to only happen when I'm holding my mouse, in my right hand: the other hand is not touching my laptop. So,I can't be inadvertantly brushing the touchpad with either hand! I'd be grateful if anyone can throw any light on this thing for me.
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