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My Windows 7 PC is waking up after being put to sleep. I've turned off Wake On Lan, Wake on Pattern, Mouse and Keyboard wake functions, and all Bios Wake on Lan settings. Still, it turns on.
I ran "powercgf lastwake" from the command line and received the process owner: VzDetectAgent.exe
Firstly, what is the purpose of this executable? And secondly, how do I shut it down to prevent it from waking up my sleeping PC? It needs its beauty rest.
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There were four programs published by Verizon in my Programs panel. I removed both In Home Agent tools, and it did not get rid of VzDetectAgent.exe. I had to remove IHA_MessageCenter to get rid of the executable, just in case anyone else runs into this issue in the future.
Wow, thanks for posting this, this has been happening with my PC for months and it's been driving me crazy but I hadn't had time to investigate. After seeing that "VzDetectAgent.exe" was waking the computer up from sleep mode [constantly] I searched on that program and found this post, thank you so much, and wth verizon? The agent that set up FIOS in my home 2 years ago said he HAD to install that thing on my PC and I said no several times and he said he had to and I could do what I want to remove it after he left. Wish I would have never allowed it.
You could find its STARTUP somewhere. Since I personally recommend completely uninstalling it, I never checked where the startup is.
There is really nothing included in it that you can't do just as easy without it installed. The Web version is better, and its built-in to the STB's.
A quick follow-up. After uninstalling both Verizon packages, the spontaneous wake seems to be gone. FYI, Verizon did not do a clean uninstall of the IHA_messagecenter - it left several hundred files in that directory, so I removed them manually.
[Windows 7 HP]