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Is it possible to scan your mouse device with Norton Internet Security and if so

  1. Diane Woodson profile image60
    Diane Woodsonposted 5 years ago

    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!

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  2. Electro-Denizen profile image81
    Electro-Denizenposted 5 years ago

    is this question for real?

    is your mouse on the loose? :-))

    1. Diane Woodson profile image60
      Diane Woodsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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!

    2. Electro-Denizen profile image81
      Electro-Denizenposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      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

  3. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 5 years ago

    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.

    1. Diane Woodson profile image60
      Diane Woodsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Excellent comment thank you duffsmom! I am relieved to know it since i haave been stressed about it...Thank you great answer!

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    Larry Wallposted 5 years ago

    Diane:
    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.

    1. Diane Woodson profile image60
      Diane Woodsonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thank you I will keep this in mind when checking it out...I appreciate your informational comment and time taken to ans
      er my question!

 
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