A friend is idle for 8 hours, tried to leave IM and the IM screen says XX signs back in but becomes idle again

I asked my friend about it and he said he did not touch the computer and that he is away for the whole day. What does it mean if it says in the IM screen "XXnameXX signs back in" after being idle? Then, later he becomes idle again. What causes this? Are there other causes other than the user actually touching the computer e.g. some internet activity or receiving IMs from others?

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    my brothers computer those it all da time he jsut leaves it running all da time n then somethimes when i have o shut his computer off cause he leaves on it says ur idle message has stopped or something like that n u sign on again with out signing off he was proballyaway all day

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