I am having issues with Elan mouse/smart pad software. I really do not care for it. I had it on my last computer, an ASUS laptop, and it works okay for a while (months) and then goes bonkers and destabilizes my OS, the pointer bouncing around the screen on its own accord, opening/moving/deleting files, and the latest time, disabling my right-click functions. ASUS has no answer for me, other than to reinstall Windows, which is a time-consuming chore! As I have no confidence in that computer, I just purchased a new one, a Toshiba laptop. I have had Toshiba before and they worked fine for me. This one, unfortunately, was shipped with Windows 10. I have Windows 7 on my other computers. And after a few hours of using it, I am very disheartened as I am having trouble with the smart pad on this one, too. I tried to disable all the actions other than those I direct, and while most of it has stopped, the mouse still opens web links on its own. I do not want this as it might open to a website that I would rather not visit, just because there is a link on the page and I've moused near that link. Also, I keep hearing the computer beeping in the background while I am on the internet.
And to make matters worse, when I tried to download Firefox, I got a browser hijacker. After I make recovery disks I think I'll reinstall and try again...or just purchase Windows 7.
Is there any way I can get my mouse pad to play dumb and do nothing other than what I intentionally direct it to do?