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My laptop does things on its own. It opens windows, the cursor jumps around and does all kinds of wierd stuff. Any suggestions. The laptop is about two years old.

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You have a virus, most likely

time to restore to factory settings -- format and re install the OS
if yoiu dont have the recovery CDs , go here and buy

http://restoredisks.com/

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