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dandy7212-Dec-18 11:41
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I use my home PC mostly for editing of photos, video, 3D modelling, sound and text, as well as maintain my private economy and a number of other tabular data (such as an inventory for my home insurance) using spreadsheets. All of this is really "offline" activity. I need an internet connection only when reading web newspapers and for looking up API documentation when I do some programming needed for my home activities.

I discovered a while ago that every time I start the text editor, a report is sent to some bookeeping website (the editor is bought at a one-time price, no sort of subscription). So I have made it a habit to keep the network card turne off until I need to open the Internet: It takes a right click on the icon on my desktop to open the network, another one to close it once I have retrieved the information I need, or e.g. sent the email.

When I turn on the network, quite frequently some announcer pops up telling me about new versions of this and that, that I might want to download. Before I made it a habit to switch off the network, these were so annoying that I often disabled the service doing the checking. Now that they come more or less when I ask for them, not in the middle of my work, it is far more acceptable, and I consider them, rather than bitching at them.

In principle, all my offline activity could be monitored by a demon writing all my activity to a log, transferring the entire log as soon as the network becomes available. But no matter how long I am offline, I have not been able to spot any suspicious network traffic when I open the network.

I am still on Windows 7 - switching to Windows 10 is on the schedule for the Christmas vacation. I hope there is nothing in Windows 10 making it more difficult to switch off the network when I am not actively using it.
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