I will be typing away (I do a LOT of that), and not looking at the screen, and I will look up at the screen to check what I am typing because my typing usually needs improvement, and I will see that MY CURSOR IS GONE and for the last while, what I have been typing has gone into oblivion because the keyboard focus has been yanked away until I click back in my application (not even when whatever it is puts the cursor back do I get my keyboard). so the what microsoft calls the focus gets totally lost.
it partially comes back (usually) in 5 seconds. it does this every once in a while, like once an hour - I haven't timed it. it's annoying as all get out and ruins my workflow.
I think it is mcafee doing this. it could be Symantec Ghost or FSS Casper maybe which I installed for upgrading hard drives, but I think it's mcafee.
my only workaround is to grab the mouse and click back in my application where I want my cursor and be frustrated at whatever is doing this to me.
If anyone has a fix for this problem and somebody finds out that it IS mcafee that is doing this, I would appreciate it.
Is anyone else having this problem? do you have any of these commercial apps apps do you have installed or something else?Message was edited by: jmichae3 on 2/3/12 2:10:38 AM PST
I looked at teh event log and 2 things seem to be happening. one is microsoft update. the other is mfehidk. here is something from eventvwr in system.
Event Type: Warning
Event Source: mfehidk
Event Category: (256)
Event ID: 516
Time: 5:03:57 PM
Process **\SVCHOST.EXE pid (1668) contains signed but untrusted code, but was allowed to perform a privileged operation with a McAfee driver.
0000: 00 00 00 00 03 00 58 00 ......X.
0008: 00 01 00 00 04 02 00 81 .......
0010: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0018: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
0020: 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 ........
here is somthing from application in evenvwr that happens every hour:
Event Type: Information
Event Source: crypt32
Event Category: None
Event ID: 7
Time: 10:47:20 PM
Successful auto update retrieval of third-party root list sequence number from: <http://www.download.windowsupdate.com/msdownload/update/v3/static/trustedr/en/authrootseq.txt>
For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
anything related to microsoft updates or mcafee's mfehidk.sys driver seem to yank the focus away.
Message was edited by: jmichae3 on 3/30/12 1:38:16 AM PDTMessage was edited by: jmichae3 on 3/30/12 1:39:01 AM PDT