How Do I Remove Virus Affecting My Bluetooth Mouse?

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  1.    4 Weeks Ago #1

    How Do I Remove Virus Affecting My Bluetooth Mouse?


    I think I may have a virus affecting my bluetooth mouse. What can I do about removing it?
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  2. Clintlgm's Avatar
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       4 Weeks Ago #2

    Well run your antivirus program full scan, add Malwarebytes also run a full scan.
    First I've heard of a virus that affects only your mouse? Sounds to me more like a bad driver or defective device?
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  3. EyeInTheSky's Avatar
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       4 Weeks Ago #3

    Clintlgm said: View Post
    First I've heard of a virus that affects only your mouse?
    More than likely not; hence good mentioning the Malwarebytes. It is probably malware that is trying to take exclusive control over Bluetooth connections to gain access to the main device.
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  4.    3 Weeks Ago #4

    EyeInTheSky said: View Post
    More than likely not; hence good mentioning the Malwarebytes. It is probably malware that is trying to take exclusive control over Bluetooth connections to gain access to the main device.
    Are there any good antivirus programs you can suggest i try?
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       3 Weeks Ago #5

    yahanna said: View Post
    Are there any good antivirus programs you can suggest i try?
    I've used Panda (paid version) before with 0 threats, malware or anything getting through. I currently use only the one provided by Windows and haven't had a problem yet. Well wait; one time I did pick up a piece of Malware when using Windows Defender, but it caught it and stopped what could've turned into a Ransomware attack.

    I just remembered that and wanted to be honest, because there is a post by me outlining that incident that caused me to have to reimage my system.

    In my overall experience in using antivirus programs, it is best to not have overlapping security (too much) which can cause more instability to the system. Meaning, running more than one antivirus program in one instance.

    Usually, Windows will give a heads up when security software conflicts with other security software.
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  6. Compumind's Avatar
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       3 Weeks Ago #6

    yahanna said: View Post
    Are there any good antivirus programs you can suggest i try?
    Many choices...

    You need a layered approach.

    I personally like Norton Security combined with MBAM (on demand only! Do not start with Windows.)

    Download Norton Security Free Trial Software | Norton

    Malwarebytes for Windows - Antivirus Replacement for PCs | Malwarebytes - after 14 days it stays "free" without some features but that's OK.

    You can also use Windows Defender that comes with Windows 10 - try that first and see how it is.

    Keep in mind that you need an AV and Firewall - Norton has it and Windows Defender.
    If you go for the Norton trial, it will disable Windows Defender. This is normal.

    Cheers!
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  7. Clintlgm's Avatar
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       3 Weeks Ago #7

    Compumind said: View Post
    Many choices...

    You need a layered approach.

    I personally like Norton Security combined with MBAM (on demand only! Do not start with Windows.)

    Download Norton Security Free Trial Software | Norton

    Malwarebytes for Windows - Antivirus Replacement for PCs | Malwarebytes - after 14 days it stays "free" without some features but that's OK.

    You can also use Windows Defender that comes with Windows 10 - try that first and see how it is.

    Keep in mind that you need an AV and Firewall - Norton has it and Windows Defender.
    If you go for the Norton trial, it will disable Windows Defender. This is normal.

    Cheers!
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  8.    3 Weeks Ago #8

    My vote goes to ESET.
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  9.    3 Weeks Ago #9

    yahanna said: View Post
    I think I may have a virus affecting my bluetooth mouse. What can I do about removing it?
    I gave up using a Bluetooth mice on windows 10. I found them to be to unreliable.
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  10. Posts : 1,255
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       3 Weeks Ago #10

    yahanna said: View Post
    I think I may have a virus affecting my bluetooth mouse.
    Why do you think that?

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