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Some kind of program is stealing focus from the active window, it's quite strange. I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit.

So for example I open Notepad++ and start typing. After some time (few minutes, sometimes even less), the window loses focus and the program does not receive input anymore. Same with other programs, it's quite annoying.

I already checked for malicious programs. Anybody have an idea?

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closed as too localized by Michael Hampton, 8088, Mokubai, Tom Wijsman, Dennis Dec 30 '12 at 12:02

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The only change I made to the computer before the problem started occurring is the installation of a new USB wireless adapter. So I thought it might be related to that.

Turned out it was the TP-Link Wireless Utility that was recently installed. Got rid of it and it is fine now.

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Is there any method you used to track this down? Or just trial and error? Otherwise this question would simply be too localized to the one situation you had, and thus not really helpful for other visitors with the same issue. –  slhck Dec 30 '12 at 10:08
@slhck Basically started closing running programs from Task Manager. Since then I found out that this wireless utility is causing a lot of problems for other people too, so I thought it would be useful to share this. But no matter, this is my first closed question on SE, it seems to be fun :). –  kapa Dec 30 '12 at 16:21
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