Making sure that your computer is safe can be a little worrisome at times.
You always have to be sure that you are aware of all of the little things that can go wrong.
One minute it might be that the hard drive is constantly running, the next second it might be that the mouse on your computer is flickering weird.
All of these incidents may be signs that there is something wrong with your computer or it might be signs that a simple program is running a little too long.
Because of all of the threats that are out there now we have become very paranoid but, even though you are paranoid, it does not mean that you are wrong.
A common problem that some people get worried about is when their internet light keeps flashing.
Let’s take a look at this phenomenon and see what you can do about it.
Reasons Why The Light May Be Flashing
There are several reasons why the light on your router may be flashing even though you are not on the internet at the time.
It could be a piece of malware on your system and I will discuss the signs of that later in the article.
But there are a lot of legitimate reasons why the light on your router is flashing as well.
For you to understand why the light might be flashing you have to understand a little bit more on how the computer communicates with the internet.
There are several programs that communicate with the internet on your computer.
So even though you may not have the browser running there are other programs that can be doing the communication.
This can include programs such as your IM client and even the operating system itself.
The operating system will call home to see if there are any updates that it needs to download.
Also, your router will even call places over the internet that you are not aware of.
Every now and then it will call to your ISP and get certain status updates.
So while it may seem like your internet light should not be going off, there are really some good reasons why it actually should.
If You Really Think There Is A Threat
While there are some really good reasons why your internet light should be going off there are also reasons why it could indicate a threat as well.
If the internet light keeps flashing constantly for hours at a time then you might have a problem.
Or if the internet light keeps flashing and the speed of your computer is suddenly decreased you might have a problem then as well.
If you think that you really should be concerned then you can solve the problem by having your antivirus software do a full scan of your computer.
That way you can see if there is a problem or not.
There are a dozen reasons why your internet light could be flashing but if you are really concerned then you should take a closer look.