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Posted: 12/29/2002 1:39:44 PM EDT
My mouse pointer started to move on its own.  Just briefly and only laterally 6"s or so across the screen.  I am on a cable line running Zone Alarm.

WTF?
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 1:45:53 PM EDT
Is it a laptop?
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 1:53:21 PM EDT
using zone alarms default settings? then any hacker knows what settings to attack your system. software firewalls offer questionable protection. if you feel you need firewall protection go with a hardware device like a router.

have you run microsofts security updates lately?

do you have up-to-date virus software?

Link Posted: 12/29/2002 1:55:00 PM EDT
Call Ghostbusters or reboot.  Rebooting fixes 99% of all problems I've come across.
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 1:55:04 PM EDT
Clean your mouse and your mousepad.
Replace the batteries in it (I think you have one of those wireless mousie thingies)
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 1:57:21 PM EDT
My does it sometimes too. I think it has something to do with java script, but then again I'm a PC retard! [abused]
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 2:13:53 PM EDT
Is it an optical mouse?  My optical mice go crazy if I use them on wood tone deskstops, sometimes moving all over the screen without input.  Try a mouse pad.

Link Posted: 12/29/2002 2:15:29 PM EDT
Does it move very slowly across the screen or does it move very fast?
Also, are you using one of those little mouse buttons for the laptop?

If so, I have known a number of people with problems with the little mouse button that sits between the keys. It appears after a while they tend to do this.
Link Posted: 12/29/2002 3:11:58 PM EDT
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