Recurring Daily - Windows Refocuses to Desktop at 12:00 (Midnight)

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    Recurring Daily - Windows Refocuses to Desktop at 12:00 (Midnight)

    Win 10 Pro - Upgraded from Win 7

    Hi guys, I have had an issue ever since I built this computer, but only at this point has it become much more of a nuisance.

    Problem:At midnight each day, if I am working/using an application in full screen mode (such as a full-screened game or movie), the system will automatically focus on the desktop. Think "ALT+TAB" but to desktop. The symptom does not sure for things applications in windowed-fullscreen.


    • Enabling & disabling the following showed no difference: "Task Scheduler Library -> Microsoft -> Windows -> Maintenance"
    • I do not have dropbox or similar syncing software that requires some sort of pull from a cloud
    • Full scan performed with Malwarebytes and Windows defender

    Any help or suggestions or where to look is highly appreciated!
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    Yep, I've read through that one, but I'm unsure how they narrowed it down to adware (I'm assuming they did not perform a scan, but rather, relied on real time detection).

    Is there another adware/antiv software I should use for a scan?
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    It was also suggested to totally turn off "focus assist". That has not seemed to resolve the problem. Any other ideas?
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    Start Task Scheduler, scroll down in the middle window to "Active Tasks" at the bottom and look for something that is scheduled to start at midnight tonight or exactly on the hour between now and midnight. If you find something, double-click it and see if it could be causing the problem.

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    Thanks Ben. I didn't find any tasks that ran at midnight, but a few that ran once every hour. I'm thinking that it isn't one of those, since I do run full screen apps at times such as 11PM, 10PM, but with none of the symptoms, but will disable some and test it out.
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