I disconnected from the internet and ran my programs in safe mode ~ Adaware, Spybot, Malwarebytes, CCleaner ~ disabled any chance of remote access just in case, checked my task manager for unfamiliars, and finished off with a system restore.
Came back to the computer today around noon and everything was fine, figured I got whatever it was for all that none of the programs found any infections. Worked smoothly until approximately 5pm, if that matters, then the problems started right back up, progressively getting worse until I was an inch from putting my head through my monitor.
Yeah, on to the actual going ons.
I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate (genuine). Firefox 3.6.13 .. Let me know if anything else is relevant.
The issue is with my mouse, or pointer to be more precise. I know for a fact this isn't a hardware issue. It's an optical gaming mouse by Wolf King, I've been using it for 2+ years without issue (this thing holds up like nothing I've ever owned!), the problem persists if the mouse is unplugged, and the mouse works fine on another computer (my laptop here).
It starts off gradually, the standard pointer icon turns into a small greyish-white, compact plus sign looking symbol. Then the symbol starts to randomly jump around, just a bit, like if you had something stuck to your optical causing read errors making it jump-stutter across the screen, except for the whole part where I'm not touching the mouse, much less using it.
The jerking gets worse, and theeeen it starts clicking. Left clicking, right clicking, opening things accessible by single click in my taskbar. Somehow opening property windows of random things (nothing important). It manages to hold a click too, selecting text or random sets of things on the desktop, or drawing boxes around the screen, back and forth. On and off throughout these actions, the little plus sign thing gets a thick greyish circle around it (watched it for a few minutes and noticed every now and then the circle would glow a whiteish-blue colour.
The pointer doesn't move smoothly, rather jumping from point to point with no intelligence behind it that I can see. If I try to gain access by using the mouse it sometimes snaps immediately to my guidance and sometimes takes a minute before I gain control. As long as I'm moving the mouse, control usually stays with me but reverts back to stupidity after just a second or two of letting go.
I'm quite certain it's not one of those spoof programs. I've tried the exit commands for them anyhow.
I've also not done anything out of the ordinary. No new websites, I don't click random links, no torrents..
I'm.. not really sure what else to go into. I'm REALLY hoping someone can help me with this before I go nuts from not being able to use my desktop.
EDIT: I know this started up between 5 and 6 pm. Didn't track the exact time it started. However, at promptly, as in on the dot, 10:22 pm, it suddenly went back to normal. No movement. No clicking. Nothing.
What the hell man. >..<
EDIT: Pictures of what the mouse looks like / turns into. I plan to add video if it happens tomorrow as well.
Edited by Kediil, 04 November 2011 - 10:50 PM.