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Posted on Friday, November 1, 2002 - 2:33 am:   

I have recently been experiencing a few problems with my computer and suspect it may be a virus, how can I check for sure. I have used Norton Anti Virus 5.0 to scan my drive but it found nothing. The reason I suspect a virus is because I recently tried to transfer some files from floppy I made at home to a computer in college and it wouldn't let me open because it found a virus on them?? It did eventually clean the files and let me open them however!
The problems associated with my pc include intermittent mouse control, window frames blinking, right click menu and other Windows menus close clickly after opening (trying to cut and paste is virtually impossible) and if I have a screensaver on it only stays on for 15 secs or so and the cursor egg timer seems to be visible most of the time!!
This is so irriating and makes working with my computer so difficult. Can anyone please offer me any suggestions how I can resolve these problems??
P.S It was suggested that I check my resource meter so I did but it said I had 76% resources free.
Any help would be much appreciated!! Thanks.
Posted on Friday, November 1, 2002 - 1:57 pm:   

You need to update Norton's anti virus. Go to Norton's home page and let their site check your computer.Also they will have instructions on removing a virus. The link is below.
Posted on Friday, November 1, 2002 - 3:10 pm:   

Thanks Cecil,
I updated Norton and scanned all files and no viruses were found yet the jumpy mouse problem still exists??
Posted on Friday, November 1, 2002 - 4:29 pm:   

If the only problem you have is a jumpy mouse, I would suggest trying another mouse. One other thing to try is to reinstall windows from the desktop. Installing from the desktop means you won't lose any programs that have been installed or files that you have created. Of course is always best to backup any file you can't live without.

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