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It is very annoying especially when im playing games as it just changes the place im facing and its annoying.

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1 minute ago, pikachuop said:

It is very annoying especially when im playing games as it just changes the place im facing and its annoying.

Can someone help me fix it?

Thanks in advance.

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Greetings,

The first thing I would suggest is checking to make certain that your mousepad/surface that the mouse is being used on is clean and completely flat.  Bumps, holes, ridges, dirt, dust, hair or any other structural obstruction or debris can cause a mouse to 'jump' or move in unwanted directions when in use.  Also check to ensure that the mouse sensor itself (assuming it is an optical/laser mouse) is clean and free of any debris.  I have seen numerous occasions where a stray hair was stuck in the bottom of the mouse getting dragged along the laser/sensor causing the mouse to change positions in wild directions.  If you have a cleaning cloth such as a micro-fiber cloth used for cleaning screens, glasses and other sensitive items, that would be best, however if you don't then you can just use a normal cloth or paper towel; just be careful not to leave even more debris behind when cleaning your devices.  If you have any canned air, that too can be useful for clearing dust and debris from within the mouse sensor as well.

If that fails to resolve the issue then it could be that some application is interfering with the mouse or it may be a driver issue.  A less likely possibility is malware; most infections do not interfere with the function of the mouse, and while possible, it is even less likely that an actual hacker has a backdoor presence on your machine and is capable of controlling your mouse, so while it is a slight possibility, it is extremely unlikely, though we can get your system checked for threats if none of the other proposed solutions work to fix the problem.

Please let us know how it goes, and if the issue still persists then please let us know what the brand and model of your mouse is and we can help you to locate the newest drivers for the mouse to see if installing those helps to correct the issue.

Thanks

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How about the mousepad?  Also, if it is an optical/laser mouse, even the color and reflectivity of its surface could affect how the mouse pointer functions and cause it to bounce around when moved (particularly because any sort of reflective surface below it will cause its laser to 'double' or 'triple' as it is reflected back from the shiny surface; this causes the mouse sensor to misread where the mouse pointer is supposed to be since it is all based on tracking the location of the light/sensor on the bottom of the mouse).

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One other item to check is the batteries... if they are weak, they can cause the mouse to do erratic things.

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Yes, if it's a wireless mouse, weak batteries could be another cause.  Of course it could also be a simple matter of interrupts/a performance issue being caused by an application or driver on the system or even a malware infection.  If the latter is a possibility then I would definitely recommend reading and following the instructions in this topic then creating a new topic in our malware removal area by clicking here and one of our malware removal specialists will assist you in checking and cleaning the system of any threats which will hopefully resolve the problem.

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Am I the only one to say it?

Try another mouse.

All the advice above is good about how to fix a dodgy mouse. (Bang it on the table often works for me).

But meeces die. And then you need a new onem

Fair enough if you replace it and the problem persists then it may be a software problem.

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Yes, testing another mouse of course and also testing a different surface (a bad/reflective or uneven surface is likely to affect any optical mouse so you may see the same issue with a new mouse if that is the cause).

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If using a different mouse doesn't eliminate the problem then you might also check for a performance problem, especially if you experience any audio issues (popping sounds during audio playback, sound stuttering etc.) as this could indicate a driver conflict or system performance issue.  A few users are reporting a problem with the Web Protection in Malwarebytes on some systems, usually where they are using an NVIDIA graphics solution which includes NVIDIA's HD Audio driver (the driver used for transmitting audio through the HDMI ports on the graphics card).

The following threads include reports of this issue:

    - https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/256811-network-issue/
    - https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/256413-intermittent-system-freezing-and-buzzing/
    - https://forums.malwarebytes.com/topic/256852-malwarebytes-causing-bad-sound/

If you aren't using Malwarebytes Premium then please disregard, it just sounded somewhat familiar when I thought about what other users reported regarding this issue (stuttering/sluggish performance etc., which could easily cause the mouse to appear to 'jump' rather than moving smoothly as it should).

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On 2/18/2020 at 12:59 PM, nukecad said:

Try another mouse.

Duh.... never thought of that.... mice are so overworked these days, maybe a newer model will do the trick.

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Excellent, we're glad to hear it :)

I guess the simplest solution turned out to be the correct one in this case.  In the meantime, if you cannot return your messed up mouse you might check to see if any sort of cleaning or even a different mousepad/surface does make any difference, otherwise it might just be the mouse maker's drivers causing the issue (some bad behaving drivers could easily cause such an issue).

Either way, I'm glad that the suggestion to swap mice from nukecad worked and I'll just chalk this up to a good lesson on remembering to first eliminate horses before I start looking for zebras in every issue that pops up.

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