Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: what is talking to the internet

26 Jan 2014   #1
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 
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.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jan 2014   #3
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 

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?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Jan 2014   #5
urbanspaceman1

windows 7 premium home 64bit
 
 

Thank-you once again for your help.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 what is talking to the internet




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
talking tom cat
Anyone know where can I download FREE the talking tom cat on windows 7?
Software
See a guy talking about PC
Hi guys, I have seen a nice video about windows vs mac a few days ago and wanted to share with all you guys. I am not sure if the forum topic is right for posting videos. Just have a look E-2QOKBh-_8 This is the best video from a guy with objective opinion about computer software I have ever...
Chillout Room
What’s new on Talking About Windows?
More...
News
What are they talking about?
Run many existing Windows XP productivity applications in Windows XP Mode. 2
General Discussion
Do you wonder exactly who you're talking to?
I have pictures in my mind about the major users of this site. I know there are young people, old people and everyone in between and men and women too. It would be interesting to know if you are talking to a 74 year old woman or an 11 year old boy. Just a thought...I guess we'll never know. I trust...
Chillout Room
What’s new at Talking About Windows.com
More...
News


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:24.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App