Find Out What Program is Secretly Accessing Your Hard Disk Drive

Have you ever noticed that when you’re not using your computer or even not “intensively” using it, it seems like your hard drive is really busy as though it is searching for something? The hard disk drive LED will start flashing and sometimes you can even hear that the hard drive is grinding. Funny thing is this can still happen even if you have closed all running programs. If you’re using laptop, it’s even worse because the fan will start spinning like mad when the hard drive is working hard and this will shorten the battery life!

Most of the time the culprit that causes your hard drive to work are anti-virus software, anti-spyware software, instant messenger programs (IM), and Microsoft’s own indexing service. It’s OK if a legitimate program is making your hard drive to work but you’ll never know if a hacker is doing a search on your hard drive looking for confidential stuff! Unfortunately, Microsoft didn’t include a tool to diagnose and check what program is secretly accessing your hard drive. The built-in Windows Task Manager doesn’t show you anything at all other than CPU and Memory Usage. So I am going to show you how to find out what process is busy reading and writing your hard drive when you’re not causing it.

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