Is it possible to scan your mouse device with Norton Internet Security and if so how is it done?
Thanks for answering been trying to figure this out for a while now! A positive answer on this will be akin to a hug!
is this question for real?
is your mouse on the loose? :-))
No my optical mouse I have heard that viruses or malware can encroach themselves onto it and cause it to malfunction,,,,,This is a real question!!! thanks maybe someone will know if I can try and scan it to see if it has a problem as a precaution!
I've heard of viruses that embed themselves into what's called the Master Boot Record of your hard drive to make it inaccessible, and other similar things... with your mouse, a virus could infect the driver/software to make it act strangely
The mouse is only a peripheral of the computer. The software to run the mouse is in the computer. So if it is acting up, it will be originating in the computer. No, I have never heard of a virus in the mouse. The mouse does not have a hard drive, it is wirelessly (or wired) to the computer - so if a virus is running rampant it has affected the program IN THE COMPUTER that operates the mouse.
Duffsmom was correct. If there is a virus, it will be in the software that drives the moused. The software is located on the hard drive. There could be software or malware that could cause your mouse to act oddly and if the problem continues after you run your normal virus scan, I would Google the internet to see if there are any reports of malware causing mouse problems, especially, if you have a mouse that has added features.
There is also the possibility that your mouse is having hardware issues, bad connection, cracked circuit board, etc. If that is the case, you need a new mouse.
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