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    Windows XP...Help!

    I have an old computer, with Windows XP, sp3. Let me say right off I am not very computer literate, although I do spend a lot of time on it. Recently, my computer has taken on its own personality...all of a sudden, the cursor, on its own volition, opens every tab it crosses, resulting in stuff popping up on the screen I never dreamed of. I can eventually get it all off, but sometimes I have to reboot. I have run AVG and Superantispyware, and nothing, not even a little bug. In addition, sometimes it is sloooooow! Any thoughts? Yeah, I know, it's time for a new computer, although I am comfortable with this one when it works correctly.

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    Do you have another mouse to try? Sounds like the left button on your mouse might be stuck or shorting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by coaltrain View Post
    Do you have another mouse to try? Sounds like the left button on your mouse might be stuck or shorting.
    Hmm. Never thought of that...yeah, I do think I have a box of speakers, keyboards and "mice" some where around here.
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    I agree. It sounds like a sticking mouse. They do wear out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddinham View Post
    They do wear out.
    I go through one a year...I use a Logitech Performance MX one and the switch goes out on it.
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    I found a long time ago that if I stick with a Microsoft mouse, I have better luck than with any of the others. Currently I am using a Microsoft Arc Mouse and it is 4 years old, but still works flawlessly. It is wireless and I like it because I can flatten it to shut it off to save battery. Secondly, when I need to take my laptop somewhere in my travel case, the Arc mouse takes up very little room in it's flattened state. It costs a little more up front, but pays off in the long run.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kennyd View Post
    I go through one a year...I use a Logitech Performance MX one and the switch goes out on it.
    My favorite also. Mine is starting to act up. I tried to open it to clean it but don't see how. Blew some air under the buttons and it helped a little. Never had a switch problem since I never use it.

    Quote Originally Posted by ddinham View Post
    I found a long time ago that if I stick with a Microsoft mouse, I have better luck than with any of the others. Currently I am using a Microsoft Arc Mouse and it is 4 years old, but still works flawlessly. It is wireless and I like it because I can flatten it to shut it off to save battery. Secondly, when I need to take my laptop somewhere in my travel case, the Arc mouse takes up very little room in it's flattened state. It costs a little more up front, but pays off in the long run.

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    Now that is cool - never saw a mouse like that.
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    I definitely second (or third or fourth?) the idea of trying a different mouse. Even if you have to buy one to test with, you can get simple USB mice for under $10 at Walmart.
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    download and run malwarebytes.org. its free. takes a while to scan. you can pay for premium if you want tho.

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    Quote Originally Posted by feasant View Post
    download and run malwarebytes.org. its free. takes a while to scan. you can pay for premium if you want tho.
    Malwarebytes is a good program, but sometimes what it shows you for info is a bit "deep" for some folks. There are forums where you can post the output of the program and they'll help you to decipher if there's an issue (and what to do about it).

    For this specific instance, I'm sticking with the suggestion to check another mouse before doing anything else.
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