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Windows 7: Program needed to track/log Explorer's internet activity

08 Jun 2013   #1
Wayne Donovan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Program needed to track/log Explorer's internet activity

I'm trying to solve a problem that I've posted earlier but getting no responses.


The Reliability Monitor only connects to Microsoft when Explorer has full access. I'm trying to just limit its access for Reliability Monitor.


So I though maybe there is a program that can track what resources Explorer is using when it updates with Microsoft.


I tried using Windows Resource Monitor. Only explorer shows up in the network connections. Checked Explorer in the CPU category but there are an infinite amount of services it is using and I can't properly diagnose what resources it's using during the update. Maybe there is a more advanced way of using the monitor to solve this problem. I don't know.

Is there a third party software that can just track that instance of Explores activity? I did a net search but all I get is results for internet connectivity programs.


Any input is greatly appreciated.

Wayne


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08 Jun 2013   #2
Jacee
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1
 
 

I'm not sure what you're asking for, but perhaps "Process Explorer"? Process Explorer
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08 Jun 2013   #3
Wayne Donovan

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Thanks for that link. Definite improvement on taskmgr.

From what I gleamed from it, it doesn't seem able to achieve what I need to accomplish.

Here is what I'm doing and maybe that will help in finding the proper program to use.

I'm starting up Reliability Monitor, then "Checking for solutions to all problems"

The only way I can get it to communicate with Microsoft is to give Windows Firewall full outbound access to Explorer without any restrictions. I'm not comfortable with Explorer having that much freedom. I've been able to limit access of windows update, so I thought I should be able to do the same with the Reliability Monitor.

There is nothing I could find on the web that explains how this can be done (and I spent a lot of time looking and trying firewall settings, my other post doesn't even come close to demonstrating the time spent). So I'm trying to trouble shoot the problem myself.

I just need a program that will track all of Explorer's actions when I press that "Checking for solutions..." link. Then maybe I can work out a solution with that information.

All thoughts are welcome.

Wayne
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09 Jun 2013   #4
Loki

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

TCPView TCPView for Windows
Process Monitor Process Monitor

These might help.

Loki
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09 Jun 2013   #5
Loki

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi,

You need to allow rundll32.exe thru your firewall.


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