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internet activity while computer idle

by julio-santana / August 23, 2013 11:48 PM PDT

Ive noticed lately that my router lights are flashing more often than usual. They usually flash but now its happening more often. I also notice more hdd activity this also usally happens once in a while but now is also more often. I ran malware scans and nothing came up. Does anybody have any suggestions will be greatly appreciated


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 24, 2013 3:01 AM PDT

Windows 8 Metro screen is a busy thing. There is no idle. Microsoft has tossed out the idea of the computer goes idle.

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internet activity while computer idle
by julio-santana / August 24, 2013 4:15 AM PDT
In reply to: TRUE!!!

hey bob thank for responding well I was checking some local services on my computer and found that there was one running non stop. I disabled it and now things are back to normal its true what you are saying but I also believe that you can keep things to a minimum

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Here I deleted almost all icons from Metro's desktop.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 24, 2013 6:24 AM PDT

It was pretty bad as it was fetching this and that without asking!

The social media and "Hey, watch my desktop!" craze seems to be all there. I'm back to normal with Classic Shell.

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