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« on: August 04, 2004, 05:57:37 AM »

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Operating System Version: xp
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im rinning xp to start.  ok my computer every now and then takes on a mind of its own.  it can move the mouse and type anything it needs to.  and it always shuts down the computer.

at first you think the mouse is dirty cause it jumps but its jumping the entire length of the screen.  and if you leave the mouse alone for a minute it goes up and closes the window or the program or whatever till there is nothing running.  then it goes to start then shuts its self-down.  

as far as i can tell there isn't any viruses and i've run ad-aware many times.  nothing.

it really looks like there is someone using the mouse though.  because it goes slow and you can watch it going to the places.  its not instant.

there is another problem and i can't tell if they are linked or not.  this always happens when the screensaver turns on but its not the screensaver.  it is a very loud typing sound that only lasts about 10 or 12 clicks then its done.  i woke me up a few times and i've searched for it.  but everytime it does it i get the computer move the mouse and it looks just the way i left it.

can someone help me cause im like freaken out.  Is my computer gonna spout legs next and strangle me in my sleep or what.  are terrorists using it to relay messages?  i mean i have no idea.  

Please help

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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2004, 11:53:51 AM »

It's possible that you have a trojan horse. These programs hide themselves in other seemingly "harmless" programs and once they're opened it can give some one else(the person who sent you the trojan horse) control of your computer. This may be why your mouse is moving on it's own. If it is a trojan then it shouldn't be a problem to get rid of it. Update your anti-virus and then run a scan. Check your running programs to see if there are any unusual programs running. The best bet is to download a tool that is specifically for getting rid of trojans. I'm not sure where to get one but some one else on this site should know.

If it's not a trojan then I'm lost. Hopefully this might solve your problem.


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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2004, 05:31:50 AM »

thanx i'll look into that.
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2004, 06:39:16 AM »

i got a trojan horse cleaner but it shoed that there wasn't anything on my computer.
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