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Mouse stops responding

While surfing using explorer the mouse stops responding correctly:
- right mouse button doesn't open a sub-menu.
- left mouse button is half functioning (for example, in IE, I can click links but I can't click the menu buttons)
- I can't use the middle button

I never had this problem before. Now, I have this problem frequently. it happens alot while using IE but I can't be sure if it has anything to do with it, because it affects other parts of the system as well.

current OS : windows XP
current antivirus : Antivir (the same problem occurs on another pc with Symantec antivirus)

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Try a different mouse ?

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