Help caught a virus.

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by xpor1, Oct 30, 2008.

  1. xpor1

    xpor1 MDL Novice

    Oct 10, 2008
    Some how I've seem to have a virus in my system. I have a dell 4600. It seems that whenever I'm in a file whether its on computer or internet, my page moves up and down I've done virus scans and deleted the suppose problems, I run spyware and done the same thing deleted unwanted files. It's very annoying.

    Thanks in advance.

  2. datcat

    datcat MDL Member

    Sep 10, 2008
    #2 datcat, Oct 30, 2008
    Last edited: Oct 31, 2008
    If You explain short and structured:
    -what OS you are running
    -what antivirus etc. programs you are using
    -what symptoms you are discovering

    chances are higher that someone will respond to your issue... :)

    Try some online scanners... but try several.
    -Remember they all want to find something in your equipment to make you beleive that you need their software. Hence try several different ones...
    -If, lets say, three of them describe the same virus, probably you are indeed infected...
    -The names of the virus can vary - the description and the symptoms not...

    Did any of your scans find anything?

    If no, it can be something else and not a virus...

    If yes, follow removal instructions...

    Many infections can be removed and do NOT require radical erase actions.

    In rare cases, if nothing else helps, as a very last resort:
    -save your document folders etc and
    -format HDD
    -reinstall OS :(
  3. urie

    urie Moderator
    Staff Member

    May 21, 2007
    it might sound silly but could you scroll mouse wheel be jammed in down position.
  4. 2centsworth

    2centsworth MDL Senior Member

    Feb 12, 2008
  5. xpor1

    xpor1 MDL Novice

    Oct 10, 2008
    Thanks everyone for ur input. I tried disconnecting the mouse and kboard it still did the bouncing act. I've done various antivirus and spy scans. have iliminated a lot but this lil bug hangs around. Also it don't do it as often.

    Thanks xpor1
  6. bennyboy

    bennyboy MDL Member

    May 9, 2007
    I've had this problem before, it was the scroll wheel on my keyboard. I just wiggle it about and it stops. Try scrolling it up and down vigorously and see if it affects the 'bouncing act'. Or even just open up the mouse and check the scroll wheel mechanism manually.
  7. xpor1

    xpor1 MDL Novice

    Oct 10, 2008
    Thanks bennyboy ur suggestion was right on I changed the mouse and that pesky bouncing stopped. I like the other mouse cus it was optical but for now I'll use the old roller ball mse. Thanks again.