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Mouse being controlled by someone else Spyware?

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November 1, 2011 2:19:58 AM

I've scanned my computer a gazillion times and nothing shows up *sigh* i've formatted my computer twice and the same thing continues to happen any ideas?
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November 1, 2011 2:42:50 AM

Des123 said:
i've formatted my computer twice and the same thing continues to happen any ideas?
Unless you're OS installation disc is 'pre-infected' (happens quite often in bootleg P2P downloads) you should have fixed the problem.
Unless you loaded some other infected software or used an infected device.
Or that someone else had access to your system and loaded malware on it without you knowing.



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November 1, 2011 2:50:42 AM

Is the mouse hard to control or you catch it doing things? If its just hard to control because it randomly moves around a bit, you might have a dying wireless mouse or receiver. You might also be getting interference somehow. Might want to change your mouse. If you catch it loading programs, etc, then you have a much bigger problem. If this is a shared computer don't forget to question the other users.
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November 1, 2011 2:57:10 AM

I can still control with mouse normally so its like 2 people controlling the same mouse and once. Seems quite harmless but the fact that someone is monitoring my screen makes me uncomfortable.

Ran malware bytes and found wpa.hack tool- FaXcool.exe
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November 1, 2011 2:58:10 AM

How do you figure you picked up the malware infection after the OS re-install?
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November 1, 2011 2:58:26 AM

Run the #2 also.
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November 1, 2011 2:59:45 AM

Des123 said:
Seems quite harmless but the fact that someone is monitoring my screen makes me uncomfortable.
There is no way to know exactly what is happening. Most of the 'bad stuff' that's likely going on won't be visible to you.
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November 1, 2011 2:59:58 AM

Pirated copy of win7 == guess i have to revert back to my proper version of XP
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November 1, 2011 3:02:39 AM

Want to give Windows 8 Developers Preview a test? It's malware free and pretty good.

Software is popular with the hackers for getting control or remote systems.
That and bootleg music, videos too.
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November 1, 2011 3:04:28 AM

You could do a dual boot setup of WinXP and Win8 Dev Preview.

It's probably worth $90 to you to get a rootkit free version of Win7 too
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November 1, 2011 3:22:18 AM

I think des123 is lucky he noticed something.
A lot of the time those rootkit infections don't give themselves away easily and can even hide themselves from many good anti-spyware programs.
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November 1, 2011 3:25:38 AM

Luckily the person controlling my mouse makes it blatantly obvious
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November 1, 2011 3:29:32 AM

WR2 said:
I think des123 is lucky he noticed something.
A lot of the time those rootkit infections don't give themselves away easily and can even hide themselves from many good anti-spyware programs.

Another angle to look at the pest infections for me.
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November 1, 2011 3:31:32 AM

Well...test this...When it happens again, Unplug your Ethernet cable or disable your wireless to see "if" some is actually controlling it. If it still moves then there is a script running in the background somewhere and you can feel okay that noone was actually watching you. But you will need another copy of Windows.
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November 1, 2011 4:00:01 AM

Do you have siblings? Because I got another mouse and was able to pair it up with the same computer and mess my brother's mouse movements - it was great fun. It might not be software related, but just harmless fun :p .

But in the more likely case that it is malware related, do what dormantreign said. If it's via spyware then he has to be controlling over the internet. Unplugging it should determine whether you have spyware or not.

Also, change mouses before installing a new copy of windows. That will also narrow down the problem - if it's fixed, it's a hardware problem. If it's still there, then it's software.
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November 1, 2011 4:11:48 AM

Pretty sure its user controlled because he/she clicks on direct links/icons etc.
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November 1, 2011 4:19:06 AM

If u do what dormantreign wrote, it could answer some for u.
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November 1, 2011 4:24:02 AM

I can never be sure its random and the only evidence is mouse controlling where the person can just not touch it and let me believe its gone. Heck he's probably reading this right now either way i guess im going to have to buy win7
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November 1, 2011 4:31:04 AM

More than likely it's a completely automated script. Those 'botnets the hackers like to collect can have hundreds or even thousands of 'zombie' systems.
And a lot of those scripts will keep running in the background even disconnected from the 'Net.

You have to expect that any account/password information you've used has been compromised. Hopefully that won't include banking details.
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