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Hi, I've searched around but must be searching the wrong things, I've got a rather annoying issue that I can't seem to solve.
Every minute or so not matter what program I'm in (games, chrome, searching files etc) it will stop and go to the background as if some other program is trying to take over. A good example of this is while I was typing this every now and then I'd have to click in the box to continue typing.
Any one got any ideas?
Edited by AzuShika - 8/8/13 at 8:17pm
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Try opening the task manager (right click the task bar, task manager), get to the details tab, and sort by CPU usage descending. Set the update speed to high in the View menu. Keep that open on top in the corner while you're doing things. See if there are any spikes by certain when you lose focus in your app. If whatever is stealing focus is also stealing resources, that should help track down what it might be.
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Any one got any ideas?

    Yes.  Probably malware or a poorly written program running in the background.  I recommend running Process Hacker and terminating every process running with your login name in the "User Name" column except for Explorer.exe.  For instance, you would leave the ones running as "NT AUTHORITY" alone.  Then open a program that you've been experiencing this with, and see if the problem persists.  If the problem goes away, the thing to do would be to terminate those programs one by one (start with ones whose descriptions look unfamiliar to you) until you find the culprit.
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Thanks for the help guys, hopefully I can sort this out, starting to become a major pain
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Sniggle used the word focus instead of background which allowed me to find the problem, and just incase anyone else has this issue, turns out that using Event Viewer I found that windows update was throwing up a lot of errors and trying to take focus.
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