Had my PC on overnight. This morning, I get on, and my Firewall tells me that Microsoft Photos tried to access the internet. WTF for? Needless to say, I blocked it. I still plan on using MS Photos. Not sure if there's any way to disable it from trying to get online other than to turn it off or uninstall it.

ACCESS,2015/11/22,10:10:44 -5:00 GMT,Microsoft Photos was blocked from connecting to the Internet (134.170.106.152:HTTPS).,N/A,N/A\
ACCESS,2015/11/22,10:10:44 -5:00 GMT,Microsoft Photos was blocked from connecting to the Internet (204.79.197.213:HTTPS).,N/A,N/A


This is a process that tried to access the internet in the past:
wsqmcons.exe.

As it turns out, that process using my resources and bandwidth is Customer Experience Improvement Program. Of course I blocked it. But I also figured out how to stop it from from even running.

Task Scheduler.
Navigate to Microsoft/Windows/Customer Experience Improvement Program
End and Disable all items.


I was wondering if there was also some kind of list of everything that needs to be blockaded. I understand that Photos is one of the web-apps. W10 (and W8) is basically two operating systems in one. One for normal Windows applications. And one for Modern web-apps. I know that web-apps are designed to be integrated with the internet. And even signing in with a MSA user account in a way presumes you're logging into an online environment. However, if it's really not necessary to communicate with the internet while in use, I'd rather keep it offline.