troubleshooting Question

Windows 7 pro system being changed by application

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We have a desktop machine running windows 7 pro that keeps having it's time changed to be 8 (aprrox) minutes later than it is. Update/sync time from date/time tool bar , internet time will bring the clock back in line however within 10 minutes or so the clock will revert. I've attached an event log to show this time travel.
So far today.
Changed CMOS battery and checked firmware revision, ok.
CMOS clock ( without running windows) happy to stay on time.
Upon running Windows for 10 minutes the system time AND CMOS time get changed backwards.
Corrected CMOS and ran windows in safe mode,,,,, all is well.
I used an app called atomic to re-register the time service to no avail.
I've left the app running as it checks the correct time every 20 seconds.
This problem has been going on for a little while however it only screwed things up when it cancelled scheduled appointments  when synching gmail appts with outlook.
The machine site in a workgroup with 3  other w7 boxes , all of which have the correct time as does the netgear router.
No service in the list shouts out as being the culprit, so the question gentlemen/ladies is, what has  the wrong time and has the audacity to keep changing it.
The machine is protected by Malwarebytes premium and Norton internet Security , both are up todate.
Just discovered the .evtx file for the events is not an allowed attachment
Thomas Grassi
Systems Administrator

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