Needless IPv6 traffic in Windows 7 & 8 is turned on by default!
Why do I want to turn it off and How do I turn it off!
Did you know that starting in Windows Vista and Server 2008, Microsoft includes native support for IPv6 (Internet Protocol Version 6) and it is enabled by default. IPv6 is the new computer address protocol that will eventually replace IPv4 which is currently the most popular standard by 97+ % of all traffic.
Google and others report that the Internet already has ~3.5% IPv6 traffic. Most of which the users do not know about since Microsoft has it turned IPv6 communications stack on by default in all versions of Win7 and Win8 and they make turning it off increasingly difficult.
Tony Fortunato says - Enabling IPv6 on your pc does nothing if your routers aren’t supporting it. Some applications come with it built in regardless if you have IPV6 disabled in your stack. You need to turn it off everywhere unless you are actually using it. Less then 4% of world traffic is IPv6 and some of that comes from the fact that Microsoft forces both IPv4 and IPv6 to be on!
It is not click simple as you will see! If you do not know what you are doing Please ask for help!