It looks weird when the mouse cursor moves as it feels like it. Sometimes the out-of-control mouse cursor just won’t let you input anything or launch a game. It’s indeed frustrating. If your mouse cursor’s movements are seemingly moving on its own, try the troubleshooting tips in this guide and you will sort it out.

  1. Adjust your mouse pointer settings
  2. Disable Tpm-HASCertRetr
  3. Update your mouse driver
  4. Check for hardware issues

Before we start troubleshooting, please restart your computer to flush the buffer and fix some software conflicts. Also, re-plug/re-connect your mouse and see if it helps. If the hardware looks okay and the problem persists, continue with the steps below.

1. Adjust your mouse pointer settings

When your mouse cursor is moving on its own, it’s necessary to check your mouse point settings first. You can try to adjust the pointer speed and see if it helps.

To do so:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and R together to invoke the Run prompt. Type Control Panel and hit Enter.
  2. Click Hardware and Sound, and then select Mouse.
  3. While on the Mouse Properties page, switch to the Pointer Options tab, and then adjust your pointer speed to a proper value. (The medium pointer speed would be recommended.)
  4. Click Apply and OK to save changes.

Now, check if your mouse works properly. If the cursor is still moving without you touching the mouse, then proceed with the next tip.

2. Disable Tpm-HASCertRetr

According to some reports, on Windows 11, one TPM (short for Trusted Platform Module, which is designed to provide hardware-based, security-related functions) task should be blamed for the mouse cursor moving on its own. Specifically, the task is called Tpm-HASCertRetr and is triggered to request a health attestation blob. Therefore, if changing the mouse pointer settings doesn’t resolve the issue, you can try disabling this TPM task.

Here’s how you can do it:

  1. On your keyboard, press the Windows logo key and E together to open File Explorer.
  2. From the left sidebar, right-click This PC and select Manage.