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Erratic Cursor When I'm typing, the cursor moves to another position automatically and I end up typing in the middle of another word, in my signature block...could be anywhere. Have seen lot of same complaints on the web but no solutions. Is there a fix? Also, shouldn't I have a touchpad tab somewhere(control panel/mouse maybe) that would allow me to adjust sensitivity, tapping, etc? Can't find it anywhere. I'm very computer literate and 99% of time can figure out fixes on my own, so it's not like I don't know where to look. Have Sony Vaio VGN-SZ 240P, Win XP Pro. Thank you, Don

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I'm not certain on this, but recently I've had another computer come my way where there was actually malware causing this issue!!! Cursor all over the stinkin' place! You may want to try downloading, installing and running Malwarebytes Anti-Malware program, it's free and works great!

Here's the link, it DID work for me on that other computer, let me know what happens for you!

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php

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