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Ashtray

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Hello,

I am running on a Dell desktop with XP. My pc is 5+ years old and I have probably reinstalled Windows once or twice since having it.

I have been having this double clicking/posting issue for awhile now. I couldn't tell you how long, though.

I thought it was an internet issue, because it hasn't been very stable as of lately. So I thought maybe my internet was "hiccuping" as I was trying to single click.

I have ran Spybot and Avast to make sure there weren't any malicious things going on. Yet, it's still happening.

How do I get rid of this annoying doubling?
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You need to be more specific. What exactly are you clicking? Does every click result in a double click? Does it double click on the Start menu? Folders? All shortcuts?
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You're right, I should of added that.

It double clicks all of that, but that's on purpose.

I'm talking about webpages and stuff like that, like if I were to make a forum post.. it will sometimes double post on my end.

I'm thinking it's my shaky internet, because someone noticed I was logging on and off on a different website, not on purpose. It could happen between those shaky times, right?
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because someone noticed I was logging on and off on a different website, not on purpose

That sounds suspicious to me. Have you scanned for malware?

I was going to suggest a different mouse. Over time, the return springs get weak and can cause the button to bounce on the contacts causing multiple clicks. But that would have nothing to do with logging on and off at other sites without you initiating it. I suggest you have our malware removal folks make sure your system is clean. See and follow the instructions here: Malware and Spyware Cleaning Guide.
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