Visual Studio 2013, Windows 8.1 Pro - Causes window refreshes all over

Hi All...

I have a primary development machine from MainGear.  It has Windows 8.1 pro installed.   I also have Visual Studio 2013 premium installed.  These days I'm doing lots of work in C++ under Qt and have no issues and have Qt set to use the VSC++ compiler.

I do use Visual Studio and C# for somethings.  I've noticed however that when I simply open Visual Studio and if I hold my house over part of the window of Visual Studio I will get a small little refresh circle near the cursor about every 3 seconds.

It gets SUBSTANTIALLY worse if I open a solution.  With a solution open the refresh is regular at about 3 seconds and actually closes menus in Visual Studio!  So if I click on say "Tools" and the menu opens.  If I'm not fast enough the menu will simply close on the next refresh.

I've not seen this behavior before and I've tried shutting down just about every other process I have to see if there is an interaction.  So far I've found none.  

The really bad thing is that with a solution open in VS I can't even use say Chrome browser as it gets the refresh too.  IE if I start to type in a URL a bunch of the keystrokes go missing.

My visual studio only has resharper installed.  Nothing else.  I do run McAfee antivirus.   The only other thing that is regularly open is Outlook 365.

Any hints or ideas would be appreciated!

I have a similarly configured Windows 8.1 VM that does not exhibit this same problem.   I'm kind of pulling my hair out to find the issue.

All of the refresh issues go away the moment I close VS.  If I close the solution the problem still exists but gets better.  If I close VS completely the problem goes away.
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David Johnson, CD, MVPOwnerCommented:
I don't have that issue but I sympathize with you..I would say that you have something amiss with the operating system.. My only suggestion is to scan with malware bytes and if all else fails an overinstall (upgrade) of the operating system.

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systechllcAuthor Commented:
Well the problem seems to have kind of solved itself.  I'm now suspecting the VS2013 was downloading or updating caches.
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