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Windows 7: Something is controlling my mouse icon remotely.

27 Mar 2010   #1

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Something is controlling my mouse icon remotely.

Hello All

This is my first post on this forum. So I would just like to say a quick hello for starters.

The reason I am here is because I am looking for some help and support with an ongoing issue I have on my Dell Studio 1737 Laptop.

I have this strange problem where my Mouse pointer gives me resistance.
What i mean by this is on occasions. When I try move my mouse icon on my screen it will not move properly. It will move a little bit, and feel like it wants to go in a different direction other that where I am trying to push it to.
Or just plain move off in a different direction.

I have had this issue in the past. and I resorted to re-installing My whole OS because of the annoyance it was causing.
But sure enough, not before to long the same issue reappeared.

I Also play World of Warcraft and the same issue happens when I play this.
The problem appears. but then seems to rectify itself. then the issue reappears, so on and so on....

I now think it is some kind of Malware issue.

I have used all sorts of reputable spyware scanners and anti-virus removal
tools. But nothing has ever been found. Apart from cookies.

I am quite safe about my online browsing and I careful about the sites I visit and the programs I download.
Mainly because I bank on my laptop.

I have asked for support in other well known Malware support forums.
and ran all sorts off programs to try to find a culprit. But nothing was found.
They where very helpful though.

I use Norton internet security 2010.
Along with Malwarebytes (free)
I also use Threatfire for added protection.
I have also ran Housecall but nothing was found
The same with Eset Online scan. this too found nothing.

I am 99% sure that is some sort of Malware causing my issue. and I am hoping somebody here can help me. So once and for all I can get to the bottom of why the above is happening.
And put A stop to it.

Can anybody here help ??

Thank's in advance


My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

For starters, have you tried a different mouse? Are you using the touch pad as well as a mouse?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Mar 2010   #3
tz frantic

windows 7

that happenend to me before all i fixed it by buying a new mouse or reinstall the hardware

i never heard of malware that did that if you computer speed is working fine then it prop not malware

check the mouse properties pointer options speed in the option click on hardware to
see if working ok
My System SpecsSystem Spec

27 Mar 2010   #4

7 x64/ Back-Track 4

Happened to me with my First Gen. of Hp wireless mouses. It was a disaster lol. I just switched back to my lo-tech wired mouse with no cool design.
I recommend trying out a different mouse, or first try putting your current mouse's(mice?) USB into a different USB slot :)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2010   #5

Windows 7

Hello all.

Thanks for the replies.

Looks like i need to have a good look at my mouse properties and my mouse touch-pad drivers then.

I will do this and I will also post back before long and say how I am getting on.

Bye for now.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Mar 2010   #6


I've had this on my sony laptop (I use a bluetooth mouse), I fixed it by installing fresh drivers for the touchpad.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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