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Windows 7: what is talking to the internet

26 Jan 2014   #1
urbanspaceman1

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what is talking to the internet

Hi Folks. I got rid of Kas13 but I did like the ability to see what was happening with my internet connections. I don't really understand what Ports are what and who should be where and when but I would like to be able to check on who is talking to the net from my computer. I keep all but essential programs and processes on manual start-up and have reduced start-up items in Config to absolute minimum but I can never be sure what is happening behind my back. How do I monitor this activity. I suppose I should also ask 'How do I understand it' too, but that is a request too far I suspect.


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27 Jan 2014   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

W7's Resource Monitor > Network tab > TCP Connections should tell you enough info. It is more informative (in my opinion) if the service named Dnscache (DNS Client) is disabled.
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27 Jan 2014   #3
urbanspaceman1

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Thank-you that is exactly what I was looking for. I figured it would be there somewhere. If I was sensible and I had the time I would read an instruction manual on W7 although I suspect I would run out of memory very quickly. Shutting down the DNS Client did make a big difference; is it OK to leave it disabled?
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27 Jan 2014   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

I don't miss the DNS service. But you should keep a log of changes that you make so that you can set them back when troubleshooting. Some had said that turning off that DNS service impacts Network Discovery - I've just not seen that happen.
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27 Jan 2014   #5
urbanspaceman1

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Thank-you once again for your help.
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