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Windows 7: Identifying Call Home Programs

29 Mar 2015   #11

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
Possible solution

Since you use Windows Firewall you might try Glasswire:

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Things you need to know:

Glasswire only works with Windows Firewall.
It's still a Beta product and some users report high RAM usage.
Alerts on all new applications connecting to the internet.
Alerts on suspicious hosts.
Allows you to choose what to block.

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29 Mar 2015   #12

Win 7 Pro x32

Callender: Thanks, looks promising.
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29 Mar 2015   #13

Windows 7 Pro-x64

Some "keep-alive" traffic is normal. You have ZERO system specs but if you have any Ethernet or wireless printers "connected", those too create a lot traffic even when not in use.
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30 Mar 2015   #14

Win 7 Pro x32

Good to know. Did find two entries for HPSAS I didn't know about in outbound. While not a wireless printer, was calling HP.
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30 Mar 2015   #15

Windows 7 Pro-x64

If you did a standard install, the HP software is voluminous and includes a maintenance program for checking updates. And no doubt probably reports your ink level so they can "remind you". :)
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