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Mouse Setting Problems

When I got my laptop 3 years ago my sister did the settings for my mouse, and I had it set so I had to use the mouse button to click on something, instead of the tapping on the mouse pad which normal people have. I also had the setting where when I slide my finger down the right side of the mouse pad it would scroll down my page. Today I turned on my computer and everytime I tap my mouse pad I am clicking on things - changing the sizes of my windows, clicking on random advertisments, and highlighting things I didnt want highlighted. I tried the basic stuff (going into control panel and looking at my mouse settings... troubleshooting my mouse...) and I cant figure it out!! Please Help!!

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First right click on my computer then properties then system restore should be at the top
it's there somewhere try and restore your pc to an earlier date when you know it worked.
Then restart your pc
If that did't help I would definitely do a virus scan

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