I have a problem with the mouse I'm using.
Whenever I plug it in, the computer doesn't always detect it. And when it does, the Firefox browser acts weird. I can't click tabs even when the mouse is working responds when I move it around. I try using the laptop mouse to click tabs, and it doesn't work either! The cursor does move wherever I direct it, but left and right clicking won't work with either the external mouse of the laptop mouse. I can't also click the tools in the browser like FILE, EDIT, VIEW, etc. This doesn't happen with just the browser. Just about anything I click doesn't respond. Excel and word files, folders... I have to wait for a few minutes, and they start to respond to the clicks. But after a few seconds they don't again.
I thought maybe the Genius mouse I was using (which I just bought!) was defective. So I tried using a different mouse (older), but the same things happened.
I did a full system scan with Avira Free Edition, and it did detected a couple of things. I already deleted them from the system. But the mouse was still not acting right.
HOWEVER, this morning, I had the older mouse plugged in before I turned the laptop on. And everything worked fine with the old mouse. Then I thought, maybe since the antivirus detected and removed some meanies the newer Genius mouse would work fine, too. So I plugged that in... and everything started acting up again! I plugged the older mouse back in but it wouldn't work well any longer.
I'm really sorry for the long-winded explanation. I guess what I'm asking is if a mouse could bring in a virus or something? Because the browsers and stuff only start to act weird after I plug in that new Genius mouse.
I hope someone can shed some light into this mystery.