Cursor jumps whenever I type -- What's the problem?

By michelwl
Dec 17, 2009
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  1. I'm not sure what's wrong with my computer. I have run antispyware software and the results conclude that there are no threats.
    However, my cursor moves when I type, jumping all over the place and even deleting words/lines (it's not because of the insert key), and my computer has been running rather slowly. Also, sometimes I get the result "web page is unavailable" when I visit various sites.

    Actually, the fact that my computer runs slowly may be due to the fact that I have too many protective programs. The following are installed:

    Avast Antivirus
    CCleaner
    AdAware
    AVG Free
    Advanced System Care
    SuperAntiSpyware
    MalwareByte's Anti-Malware

    I'm not sure which ones are unnecessary. Can you suggest which ones to uninstall?
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,746   +156

    Remove:
    AdAware
    AVG free
    Superantispyware


    Is this a laptop or a desktop computer?
  3. michelwl

    michelwl Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    it's a laptop.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,746   +156

    The mouse pad may be worn out or its connector is loose at the motherboard
  5. michelwl

    michelwl Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    i don't believe this is the problem. i just tested microsoft word and the cursor acts fine. i think it's only when i use my browsers.
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,746   +156

    Try connecting an external USB wireless mouse or a PS2 mouse and see how the cursor reacts
  7. michelwl

    michelwl Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    the cursor is still jumpy
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