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Recently all of my applications keep losing focus every minute (or so) for a few seconds (then the window gets the focus back). It is very annoying, since I'm typing most of the time and get interrupted by this behavior. Things worked fine until a week ago and I have no idea what is causing this error, but I noticed the mouse moves to a certain point on one of my screens when this happens.

I would appreciate any advice: it starts to drive me crazy...

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If you don't have malware or virus on your system, Applications stealing focus is a Windows 7 bug that MS refuses to fix, no one knows what causes it or how to fix it..answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-desktop/… –  Moab Apr 15 '11 at 16:04
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This sounds like there may be something nasty on your machine.

Check your machine for malware with something like MalwareBytes to see if you have picked up a little bug.

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It wasn't malware: it was a synaptics driver update for my touchpad. –  user12932 Apr 17 '11 at 14:30
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I had a similar problem. The Event Log had hundreds of errors in the past hour. I just killed the parent of the faulting dll. I'll probably need to re-install the program for a good copy of the dll if it comes back.

Log Name:      Application
Source:        Application Error
Date:          12/1/2013 9:03:17 AM
Event ID:      1000
Task Category: (100)
Level:         Error
Keywords:      Classic
User:          N/A
Computer:      TV
Faulting application name: CLMSServerPDVD13.exe, version:, time stamp: 0x51b0297b
Faulting module name: MSVCP71.dll, version: 7.10.3077.0, time stamp: 0x3e77eebb
Exception code: 0xc0000005
Fault offset: 0x0002d90d
Faulting process id: 0x77b8
Faulting application start time: 0x01ceeeaed9275034
Faulting application path: C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD13\Kernel\DMS\CLMSServerPDVD13.exe
Faulting module path: C:\Program Files (x86)\CyberLink\PowerDVD13\Kernel\DMS\MSVCP71.dll
Report Id: 16ef8974-5aa2-11e3-80ff-90e6bad417a7
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