Last night I suffered a power outage that lasted for around 10 minutes. As I waited for my PC to reboot, I noticed that as Win10(X64 Pro) was loading, there was a considerable amount of network activity as my PC finished booting to the desktop.
Using advice from the “howto” thread I created, I have set a profile to block all internet traffic with the exception of Google Chrome. It seems that some programs are being loaded before GlassWire has a chance to load, because GlassWire is not showing any data being logged for this time period. Thinking it might just be a fluke due to the power outage, I decided to manually shutdown and restart my PC to test this. Same thing occurred, as several seconds elapsed and I could see network activity occurring on my router for several seconds as my PC booted up to my desktop.
I am running Windows10 X64 Pro on an Intel 8700K(X370) system with an 500Gig NVMe drive as my boot drive. Is there a way to ensure that GlassWire is placed as the highest priority for boot sequence, or does Microsoft somehow limit the boot sequence for 3rd party vendor software?
Edited to add: I am using GW version 2.1.167. I have ran several AV scans using MalwareBytes and another AV program I use, and am fairly certain this is not some form of infection.