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It depends on what's it has scheduled to do but in most cases Vista and Windows 7 often run all types of tasks that do need to access the Internet.
Windows XP by default had 0 scheduled tasks.

What is telling you that it's accessing the Internet?

If you feel there is something sneaky going on then probably best to post some logs.

Please run the following scanner and send back the logs.

Download DDS from one of the locations below and save to your Desktop

Temporarily disable any script blocker if your Anti-Virus/Anti-Malware has it.
How To Temporarily Disable Your Anti-virus, Firewall And Anti-malware Programs

Once downloaded you can disconnect from the Internet and disable your Ant-Virus temporarily if needed.
Then double click dds.scr or dds.com to run the tool.
Click the Run button if prompted with an Open File - Security Warning dialog box.
A black DOS console should open and run for a moment.

  • When done, DDS will open two (2) logs:
    • DDS.txt
    • Attach.txt
  • Save both reports to your desktop
  • Please include the following logs in your next reply as an attachment: DDS.txt and Attach.txt
  • You can ignore the note about zipping the Attach.txt file.
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  • Root Admin

That did not list what I was looking for.  But I do see that you're running 2 different antivirus programs.


You can only run 1 antivirus program as they will conflict with each other.  Please choose which one you want to keep and fully uninstall the other one.


avast! Antivirus

COMODO Defense+


One you've removed one of them and have rebooted the computer please run the following.


Please download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to your desktop.

Note: You need to run the version compatibale with your system. If you are not sure which version applies to your system download both of them and try to run them. Only one of them will run on your system, that will be the right version.

  • Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
  • Press Scan button.
  • It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.
  • The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.



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Well you actually can't split them as the drivers still load and do monitor.  Overall you probably don't notice an obvious issue but under the covers there probably is.

You also have Shadow Defender running on this system as well as SandBoxie.


Your Event Logs show a hard crash that was bad enough to create a dump file.  You had Kaspersky 2013 on the box at one point and it had some sort of trouble.


I'm not saying your infected but System Restore Points are either missing, disabled, or somehow being blocked.


You obviously have something going wrong on the computer either due to software conflicts or possibly an infection.  Regardless of the reason it does warrant someone looking at it deeper and cleaning it up which will require tools we can't run in the General forum so please review the information below and get assistance in the malware removal forum please.


I would suggest following the advice from the topic here Available Assistance for Possibly Infected Computers and having one of the Experts assist you with looking into your issue.



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