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December 5, 2013 5:10:31 AM

So I've just bought a new PC, and everything is working fine - except this one thing that doesn't really a problem but it's really buggin' me.

So I've left my PC over night to download games from Steam for 4 nights now and I've closed Skype, Origin, Hamachi, etc. so it doesn't weight down my internet. The first night Steam downloaded the games I've told it and it was all normal. The second night I did everything the same again, I also left my Diablo 3 to patch, but when I woke up I found the following... The computer started up all the programs that I closed before going to sleep. It downloaded everything normally but it just started the programs again so that would mean it restarted right? Well keep in mind that Steam, Origin, Skype, Hamachi, etc. are the programs that start up on boot up yes, but Diablo 3 patcher does NOT start up on boot up, and it was still there. The third day was normal again, and then the forth day the same thing happened - programs all started again but Diablo 3 is still there, if it restarted it shouldn't be there, right? This computer is 4 days old, I have downloaded a firewall as well as an antivirus and everything is clean. Also I've noticed that this happens really really close when I go to sleep... I've noticed that my friend sent me a message on Skype at 3:20 AM (meaning Skype was open then already) and that night I went to sleep at about 2:40 AM or so. Nobody is messing with my computer I can guarantee it.

So yea that's basically the story that makes no sense to me and is really weird. If any further info is needed ask away.

Thanks in advance,
-Blaz
December 10, 2013 9:36:42 AM

Did you actually shut down or put the system to sleep or hibernate?
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December 14, 2013 4:45:58 AM

No, I've left my PC to run over night, turned of my monitor and that's it, left steam up to download games and when I woke up in the morning I've just turned on my monitor and moved my mouse so it turns on my screen since my Power Saving setup for "Turn off the display:" is set to 15 minutes but my "Put the computer to sleep:" is set to never.
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December 16, 2013 9:33:37 AM

If you don't shut down the computer, the automatic patchers, etc.. are still running and will come up when they find something to install. If you want to prevent that, disable the auto patches of the programs.
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