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    Default Cursor freezing up!

    Having a problem- I find that the cursor freezes up on the board posts. The only way I can change anything is to click/drag and retype the words I need to change. Any help is appreciated. New Compaq Presario computer and Charter internet service.

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    Lightbulb Hijacked Browser-Removal Program

    Sounds like your browser has been hijacked.

    Run this program:Hijack This

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    Point your cursor at the red x and click.





    On a serious note, I'm sorry you are having problems, I know just enough to turn mine on and off.
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    Hi John,

    Are you still having problems?

    Byron

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    Yep, still having problems. I'm getting the same thing with my email sometimes. I can't move the cursor with any key- I have to highlight and type over to change anything. Just did it again!!!! When writing an email, sometimes I can't change lines with the enter key. Very frustrating! If it keep up, I'm going to Staples and see what they can do. Now I got the blue line!!!!!!!
    Shawn, have you used the cnet before? Trustworthy?

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    Hi John,

    I would try a different mouse. I use a wireless rodent and when the batteries get weak the cursor does not move well. I have had mice just go bad for some reason. I use Macs and don't know much about PCs. But it sounds to me like a mouse or other hardware problem. If you are using the touch pad, maybe something is wrong with it. This is a new computer right? Maybe it needs to go back to the store where you bought it.

    Byron

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    Post HijackThis is reputable and should fix your problem!

    Quote Originally Posted by Knothead View Post
    Yep, still having problems. I'm getting the same thing with my email sometimes. I can't move the cursor with any key- I have to highlight and type over to change anything. Just did it again!!!! When writing an email, sometimes I can't change lines with the enter key. Very frustrating! If it keep up, I'm going to Staples and see what they can do. Now I got the blue line!!!!!!!

    Shawn, have you used the cnet before? Trustworthy?
    I truly think you have a browser hijack. You will notice a hesitation in emails, webscripts with inputs, forum typing, etc. Download the program in my link and run it. I am pretty sure this will take care of your problem. It is called HijackThis and it is free. Also; CNET is a reputable down-loader. I have experienced this issue before as well. You will be amazed at how it increases your websurfing as well if this is the issue.


    http://download.cnet.com/Trend-Micro...-10227353.html
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    These give us the ultimate human freedom... The
    power
    to choose, to respond, to change.”



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    Still having problems. Signed on Cnet. Freezing doesn't happen on just a couple of sites and composing email. It's doing it now. The only way I can get it to move is to highlight a blue line, hit space bar and start over. Very frustrating!!!!!

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    I am pretty sure you have a browser hijack or some kind of malware.

    Try this free browser hijack removal tool.
    http://download.cnet.com/Browser-Hij...-10564949.html
    It may be a little easier to use than HijackThis. Note; you have to select for removal items found after scanning with HijackThis. Use the information tool to identify the items that you can remove safely if you use it.

    Also; search for Malwarebytes and download/run it. It is a fabulous freeware program.

    I like cwshredder for cleaning temporary files and cleaning system registry.

    If you are not using Mozilla Firefox for a web-browser; I would look in to downloading and using it instead of Internet Explorer. Just a preference thing for me.

    Good luck...

    *I hope you have an anti-virus program installed and running on your pc. If not; check out the free version of AVG. Note; be sure to boot in to safe mode (hold down F during startup and run your complete virus scan in safemode. This helps to thwart some creative viruses that can hide and redirect your scans. Plus; it will speed up your virus scans significantly.
    Last edited by MadisonBoats; 10-11-2011 at 02:06 PM. Reason: forgot the link
    “Every human has four endowments- self awareness, conscience, independent will, & creative imagination.
    These give us the ultimate human freedom... The
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