It sounds like you have a corrupted user profile, or maybe even malware. To start with, I would open the Control Panel, then the User Accounts and create a new user with admin rights. Once there, test to see if the problem continues. If not, the it's possible only the previous user profile is bad. Still, it would be good to check for malware, just to be sure. As such, click on the link below and follow all of the steps/scans to the letter, in the order given. It will take a while to run all the scans but it's worth the effort.
“Expand” the post titled: "Please try this" at the link below:
If everything comes up clean, the you know it's only a bad user profile and can simply copy all your files from the previous user account to the new one, then delete the old account.
Hope this helps.
This is happening regularly at 10 second intervals. The problem being when this happens and I am in Windows File Explorer, the scroll moves to the top and I have deleted and moved files I didn't intend to move because my highlighted item moves to the top also. I beliee it is either a virus or a bug but having tested this on other Windows computers, it doesn't happen. It also shows itself when I have Thunderbird email client open and start writing/editing an email, the window will switch wndows as I am typing if the 10 second timer changes my title bar. I have Windows Home version so am probably not privy to some of the tools to capture all processes that happen during this interval. Does anyone have suggestions to how I could capture files/threads that may be causing this behavior. When I am trying to rename a file, inevitably before I can get the name typed, the 10 second bug will hit and undo the typing and yank me beac to the top of the window. However, my workaround is to open the properties and change the name there without being affected by the timer.
It is so repetitive, it should be easier to nail down but I'm not that savvy I guess.