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My mouse has been hijacked


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Hi all. My mouse has been playing up ever since my computer crashed the other day. I was on the net and the cursor started moving by itself, so i immediately turned the power off thinking some1 had hijacked my comp. Once it started up again the mouse was dead, not moving at all, though the keyboard was working fine and i was able to move the cursor with a free-ware program online.

Now the weird thing is, that makes me suspect i have some kinda virus, when the computer starts up i can move the mouse for about the length of half a screen. but as soon as i move it too far across the screen from then on it will just jump around and click on random things. It particularly likes jumping to the start menu where it usually proceeds in opening multiple programs. However sometimes for very brief periods (10 seconds), it seems to work fine, which makes me suspect that all the hardware is fine.

I dunno if its a driver problem, i have tried a couple of different drivers with no success. I have just the standard ps2 connection mouse, old school, with ball and everything. And it is apparently using the usual Microsoft ps2 mouse driver that i have always used with it.
Your selection of scans did find a Trojan (that avg missed to let onto my computer). but the problem is still persisting now even after it has been detected. so i'm not sure what to do. Help would be appreciated. thanx
I'll attach the logs i saved.

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Go to control panel > system > hardware > device manager > mice and other pointing devices. Expand the last item and uninstall the mouse driver. reboot.
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I uninstaller the driver from device manager, and rebooted. Windows automatically said it installed the 'appropriate files' when i restarted; Which i presume was the point of uninstalling the driver, correct?

It didn't work. The mouse still starts jumping about after a few movements. I checked the mouse driver files and they seem to be fine:

C:\windows\system32\drivers\i8042prt.sys
C:\windows\system32\drivers\mouclass.sys
File version: 5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)

My system has been very temperamental recently, it keeps slowing down and crashing too, though i don't know if thats related to the mouse, it may just be spyware/adware from p2p's.

i was thinking that maybe a virus gave me a rogue set of mouse drivers that are interfering with my mouse, that i cant detect, maybe something in my registry?
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please post your topic in the malware forum (a link in my signature below). First take all the
preliminary steps. After the people from the malware forum confirm that the computer is clean,
and if the problem persists, post back in this forum. It might take some time because they are
quite busy there.
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