Every 5 seconds, my mouse pointer switches to the busy icon (arrow with circle next to it). I have searched through several forums and can't find the solution to my problem. I have done a spybot scan, a windows defender scan, and tried a reboot with minimal services running but none of those have fixed the problem. I have attached a screen shot of my process explorer window showing the files that I believe are causing the problem, although I don't know how to resolve the issue. It appears that an instance of svchost and rundll32 are initializing every 5 seconds. These initializations coincide with the busy cursor signal. I don't see a path to the svchost source file or to the rundll32 source file location, but I have read that there should be one. I am unable to kill these processes. This problem has only been happening the last week or so.
The only change to the computer that I can think of is I installed a new mouse. I had a wire USB optical mouse. Now I have a logitech wireless USB mouse. Not sure if that is the problem or not. I haven't tried switching to a different mouse yet but I can't think of why a mouse would cause this issue anyway. I changed printers several months ago from an HP to a Brother.
Edited by hamluis, 03 January 2014 - 05:38 PM.
Moved from Win 7 to Am I Infected -Hamluis.