Mouse not functional with IE8 update

Discussion in 'Networking & Internet' started by ruggb, Apr 19, 2010.

  1. ruggb


    Dec 21, 2009
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    There was an Windoz update recently, now I cannot use my mouse in IE8.

    The mouse is perfectly functional in all other programs.

    It is wireless. A wired USB mouse works the same so it is not a driver issue.

    If I point to and click on a link it will either go to a different page, or not do anything.

    The link that shows up in the status bar when the cursor is placed over the link is correct.

    When I rt click the mouse a different link flashes and the page changes to that different link.

    If I rt clk and select open in a different Tab or Window, it does it correctly.

    IT APPEARS that the focus for the CLICK is different than the focus for the CURSOR.

    Other than installing Firefox (which I did and it works perfectly) how do I fix this????

    ruggb, Apr 19, 2010
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  2. ruggb


    Jan 27, 2007
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    Northern Virginia, USA
    If the links work fine in FF but don't in IE, that's indicative of some recent malware that installs a proxy server setting for IE such that your clicks are redirected somewhere else.

    If you have add-ins for IE8, you should disable those, as they are often at fault.

    You could also download and install Malwarebytes antimalware. It's a free download and, in my experience, has done an excellent job of finding this kind of malware.
    WAW8, Apr 20, 2010
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