Mouse automatically clicks

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When I leave the mouse sitting in the same position for a few minutes,
sometimes it seems to automatically right-click, which leads to accidentally
doing things I didn't want to do. I searched the control panel for a way to
make it stop, but couldn't find any option for this. Help?
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    It does this without being moved or touched at all? Huh . . . I don't know
    of any software that will do that. Any legitimate software, that is. You
    could have a worm or Trojan or some other kind of malware infection. Some
    of these can enable some slimeball to control all the hardware connected to
    your computer like the printer, modem, scanner or even your mouse. Scan
    your system for unwanted pests.

    "Katie" <Katie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:71B5E6DA-1071-4A13-AEA0-9F568804FB19@microsoft.com...
    > When I leave the mouse sitting in the same position for a few minutes,
    > sometimes it seems to automatically right-click, which leads to
    accidentally
    > doing things I didn't want to do. I searched the control panel for a way
    to
    > make it stop, but couldn't find any option for this. Help?
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Make sure the mouse connector is seated firmly.
    --
    What's another word for synonym?

    "Katie" <Katie@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:71B5E6DA-1071-4A13-AEA0-9F568804FB19@microsoft.com...
    > When I leave the mouse sitting in the same position for a few minutes,
    > sometimes it seems to automatically right-click, which leads to
    > accidentally
    > doing things I didn't want to do. I searched the control panel for a way
    > to
    > make it stop, but couldn't find any option for this. Help?
  3. I had the same problem and I believe I just fixed it. I went into the Device Manager, clicked the + sign next to "Mice and other pointing devices" and then double clicked on my Touchpad listing below that. Yours will possibly say something different than mine but double click on whatever comes up after hitting that + sign next to "Mice and other pointing devices". I then clicked on Advanced Settings and unchecked the box which reads "Fast Initialization". My computer needed to restart for the changes to take effect and since then I've had no problems. I sure hope this helps because I've been going out of my mind trying to solve this.

    Rolland B. Heiss
  4. I think the OP figured it out a few years ago. The thread is 5 years old.
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