1.    17 Mar 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    UK
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    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)

    My Computer Converses with the Internet without my authority


    The two Internet and Wi-Fi lights on my modem flicker for 30 seconds during startup, and intermittently during every session even when I am not using the keyboard or mouse. This activity seems much more than my email program (Mailbird) needs (I get only a few messages per day and seldom get an attachment).

    So why all this activity please? Thanks.
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  2.    17 Mar 2017 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2014
    Forever West
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint

    If all programs are closed you will still get some "polling" of your Internet connection, only way to stop it is to unplug the Ethernet cable to the Modem or Router or turn off the Wi-Fi if that is what is in use. Or turn off the Modem or Router.
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  3.    17 Mar 2017 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
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    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)

    Quote Originally Posted by Stevekir View Post
    So why all this activity please?
    Lots of things. Have you turned off all the live tiles on your Start menu? If not, you have give them implicit authority to check the internet at start up - the Weather and News tiles, for example.

    What Apps have you allowed to run in the background? By default it's all of them.
    Settings > Privacy > Background apps

    Then there's Windows Update that automatically checks for updates, which includes automatically updating Defender definitions.
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  4.    17 Mar 2017 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    South Central Texas
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    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Task Manager should be able to show you what activities are occurring.

    Task Manager - Open in Windows 10
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  5.    18 Mar 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    Serbia
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    W10 Insider + Linux

    It also may not mean "Converses with the internet" but with other network device like modem or router. Specially so with WiFi connection. Just like mobile phones it needs to stay in touch and tell it that it's still "alive" and ready to work with it.
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  6.    18 Mar 2017 #6
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    UK
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    Windows 10 Home 64 bit (with Creators OS)
    Thread Starter

    My Task Manager shows how much is running in the background, so its not surprising that many keep in touch with the Internet (as others have said).

    Thanks for the explanations.
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  7.    18 Mar 2017 #7
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stevekir View Post
    My Task Manager shows how much is running in the background, so its not surprising that many keep in touch with the Internet (as others have said).

    Thanks for the explanations.
    Task manager shows network, not necessarily internet, Even if you turn internet off in the router, it will still show some traffic.
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  8.    19 Mar 2017 #8
    Join Date : Mar 2017
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    Win10 Pro x64

    download wireshark and find out what queries are being sent/received over your network.
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