Freezes up often. USB comes on says its malfunctioning. Anything I can do this mouse isnt that old
I see this caused a lot of the time by a bad wire within the cord. If you are good with soldering and circuit boards you can replace the cord. But getting a new cord is the fun part, you can usually take it out of another device. Sometimes for a temp fix, you can find where the cord is broken and twist n turn it just right to make it work again, then finding a way to make the cord stay that way. With most breaks in the cord happening right where it meet the mouse, you can sometimes push the cord further into the mouse and get a few more months out of the mouse.
I personally just replace the device when I know it is a cord problem, saves a lot of time, trouble and frustration. I always buy the same model of mouse and it runs around $60+, I use my old devices to repair the newer ones when something goes awry...if permitting.
So my advice is to just buy a new mouse, you can get them for under $10 depending on what you choose to buy.