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Windows 7: Internet Connection Being Continuously Spiked (Wireless or Wired)

23 Nov 2016   #11

windows 7 ultimate x64

Not sure how to generate the "running tasks" log but I will google it in the morning & try to run it/post it.
See post #4 above.

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23 Nov 2016   #12

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Below are the clips for safe mode:

112316 Safe Mode Drivers - Google Photos

and normal mode after clean boot:

112316 Normal Mode Drivers - Google Photos
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23 Nov 2016   #13

windows 7 ultimate x64

Are you getting anywhere in generating the log with the running tasks?
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23 Nov 2016   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

See post #12
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23 Nov 2016   #15

windows 7 ultimate x64

unless i have missed something, those are the drivers, not the running tasks.
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23 Nov 2016   #16

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Sorry, I guess i'm not quite understanding. Do you want me to generate a list from Task Manager (or i could use Process Explorer) of all running processes?
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23 Nov 2016   #17

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Hopefully this is the information you requested. If not, please advise further. Below are clips from process explorer.

This is just after start up in Normal Mode after clean boot::

112316 Normal Mode Process Explorer Just After Start Up - Google Photos

This is plus 6 minutes after start up in Normal Mode after clean boot:

112316 Process Explorer Normal Mode 6 Minutes after start up - Google Photos

This is a process explorer summary graph 6 to 8 minutes after startup in Normal Mode after clean boot:

112316 Process Explorer Summary Graph - Google Photos

Thanks again for your continued help!
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24 Nov 2016   #18

windows 7 ultimate x64

Boot in Safe mode. Wait your usual ten minutes or so then open a command prompt and type

tasklist >safetasks.txt

then press enter

Check that a safetasks.txt filehas been created under your user profile. (C:\Users\yourusername)

Reboot in normal mode but perform a clean boot. Once again wait until the spikes appear then open command prompt and this time type

tasklist >cleantasks.txt

tjhen press enter

Post back with both txt files. Please attach the files not a link to pictures.
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24 Nov 2016   #19

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thanks for the patience. Here is the safetasks list:

Image Name PID Session Name Session# Mem Usage
========================= ======== ================ =========== ============
System Idle Process 0 Services 0 24 K
System 4 Services 0 3,992 K
smss.exe 308 Services 0 1,244 K
csrss.exe 440 Services 0 3,896 K
csrss.exe 476 Console 1 5,896 K
wininit.exe 484 Services 0 4,788 K
winlogon.exe 512 Console 1 5,752 K
services.exe 576 Services 0 7,664 K
lsass.exe 584 Services 0 10,552 K
lsm.exe 592 Services 0 4,476 K
svchost.exe 692 Services 0 9,456 K
svchost.exe 768 Services 0 7,592 K
svchost.exe 864 Services 0 11,180 K
svchost.exe 896 Services 0 17,472 K
svchost.exe 956 Services 0 7,580 K
svchost.exe 984 Services 0 14,876 K
svchost.exe 436 Services 0 14,004 K
svchost.exe 684 Services 0 11,084 K
svchost.exe 1344 Services 0 5,972 K
explorer.exe 1488 Console 1 95,952 K
ctfmon.exe 1552 Console 1 3,796 K
dllhost.exe 1812 Console 1 9,160 K
svchost.exe 1644 Services 0 19,228 K
cmd.exe 2020 Console 1 3,240 K
conhost.exe 1592 Console 1 4,372 K
tasklist.exe 1648 Console 1 6,260 K
WmiPrvSE.exe 1952 Services 0 6,816 K

& here is the cleantasks list:

Image Name PID Session Name Session# Mem Usage
========================= ======== ================ =========== ============
System Idle Process 0 Services 0 24 K
System 4 Services 0 4,000 K
smss.exe 364 Services 0 1,304 K
csrss.exe 620 Services 0 4,836 K
csrss.exe 712 Console 1 8,068 K
wininit.exe 720 Services 0 4,948 K
winlogon.exe 768 Console 1 8,032 K
services.exe 820 Services 0 9,668 K
lsass.exe 828 Services 0 14,628 K
lsm.exe 836 Services 0 4,584 K
svchost.exe 944 Services 0 10,116 K
svchost.exe 200 Services 0 8,204 K
svchost.exe 708 Services 0 24,632 K
svchost.exe 896 Services 0 20,072 K
svchost.exe 1036 Services 0 17,976 K
svchost.exe 1064 Services 0 34,500 K
svchost.exe 1180 Services 0 5,992 K
svchost.exe 1292 Services 0 16,500 K
spoolsv.exe 1560 Services 0 17,940 K
svchost.exe 1612 Services 0 14,528 K
svchost.exe 1712 Services 0 11,956 K
PnkBstrA.exe 1844 Services 0 4,424 K
svchost.exe 1904 Services 0 10,384 K
svchost.exe 1928 Services 0 5,972 K
WLIDSVC.EXE 1976 Services 0 15,392 K
SearchIndexer.exe 2036 Services 0 26,408 K
WLIDSVCM.EXE 1536 Services 0 3,928 K
svchost.exe 2356 Services 0 5,256 K
svchost.exe 2556 Services 0 5,988 K
WUDFHost.exe 2728 Services 0 6,808 K
taskhost.exe 2920 Console 1 12,208 K
taskeng.exe 2964 Console 1 7,092 K
dwm.exe 2080 Console 1 31,548 K
procexp.exe 2172 Console 1 7,704 K
taskeng.exe 1740 Console 1 7,636 K
ipoint.exe 2824 Console 1 12,612 K
explorer.exe 2844 Console 1 94,512 K
itype.exe 2876 Console 1 12,624 K
svchost.exe 3800 Services 0 7,624 K
PROCEXP64.exe 3996 Console 1 13,864 K
WmiPrvSE.exe 3472 Services 0 7,576 K
svchost.exe 2544 Services 0 28,988 K
WmiPrvSE.exe 3896 Services 0 6,384 K
rundll32.exe 492 Services 0 3,648 K
audiodg.exe 1208 Services 0 19,512 K
cmd.exe 500 Console 1 3,204 K
conhost.exe 3516 Console 1 5,892 K
tasklist.exe 2808 Console 1 6,320 K
WmiPrvSE.exe 1516 Services 0 6,884 K
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24 Nov 2016   #20

windows 7 ultimate x64

pnkbstra.exe is an anticheat for online games. Google wisdoms suggests the following steps to stop it from running
Step 1

Close any currently running games that use PunkBuster. Open the Windows Task Manager by pressing "Ctrl, "Alt" and "Delete" together. Click the "Processes" tab. Scroll down and click "Pnkbstra.exe." Click "End Process" to stop this program from running.
Step 2

Click "My Computer" on the desktop and double click the "C:" drive. Double click "Users" and double click "Appdata."
Step 3

Click Local > Punkbuster > WAW > Pb. Right click "Pnkbstra.exe" and click "Compatibility." Place a check on "Run this program as an administrator" and click "OK" to save the changes. This action will bring the program to the Services window.
Step 4

Click the Windows Start > Run. Type "services" (without quotes) and press "Enter" to open the Services window. Scroll down the Services window and double click "PnkBstra" or "PunkBuster." Click "Disabled" on the "Startup-type" window and click "OK" to save changes. Punkbuster will be removed from start up and will no longer run.

Check the network spikes and see if this has helped any.

The next suspect in line is Windows Live ID: WLIDSVC.EXE and WLIDSVCM.EXE. Find the corresponding service and disable it. Check the spikes and if they are still there please generate a new cleantasks.txt log, as usual from a clean boot.
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