As you can see from my topic title, I'm having quite a few issues with my laptop. I'm not sure if I'm posting in the right forum - at first I thought it was a virus, but now I'm thinking it might actually be a hardware issue. I'm not very computer-savvy so any help would be greatly appreciated!
A number of different problems started popping up a few days ago. Firstly, my laptop shuts off (no warning or blue screen) if I move it, but only on battery. It doesn't happen when it's plugged in. I don't get any messages or alerts about the unexpected shutdown upon reboot either.
Second, my laptop has been freezing quite often (either just the screen, the mouse, or both together). I scanned with Trend Micro and it didn't find anything (after freezing during the first few scans that I ran).
Lastly, the scroll capability on my trackpad stops functioning on a daily basis (the actual trackpad also stops responding for a few seconds, but then it usually comes back). When I go to check the mouse properties, I get the message: "Unable to connect to the Synaptics Pointing Device Driver". A restart fixes the issue.
All of these problems started happening on the same day, which is why I was suspecting a virus at first.
My laptop is relatively new - about 6 months old. It's running Windows 8 64 bit with 4gb of RAM. It runs very cool, the base barely gets warm after a few hours of work, so I don't think it's a fan issue. Thanks in advance for your help!