Thursday, May 19, 2011

Windows 7 hibernation and security

Noticed something interesting about Windows 7 today. I left the computer idle for a while, and when CNN tried to reload a webpage, it said “network access suspended” because of hibernation.

I’ve never seen that before. Usually, when I come back to the computer and unlock it, all websites (such as Weather channel animated storm maps) are current.

But it is safer that it behaves this way. It could prevent malware from being loaded.  Maybe this is a function of Webroot and not Windows 7 firewall, not sure.  

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