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Windows 7: svchost trying to connect to IPv6 even that IPv6 is disabled

25 Mar 2020   #1
Marie SWE

2xWin8.1, 1xWin7HomeX64, 2xWin7Prox64, 1xWin2008R2server. 1xXP Pro, 1xWin 2k, 1x98SE,3.11 LinuxLMDE3
 
 
svchost trying to connect to IPv6 even that IPv6 is disabled

Hi

I have encountered a phenomenon where svchost.exe is trying to connect to an ipv6 address even that IPv6 is disabled both in registry and via the network card settings with unchecked "internet protocol version (TCP/IPv6)"

I know this is a win7 forum, but the win8 forum doesn't have as many knowledgeable members
That's why I post in here. I hope it's okay?
The computer in question is an Asus UX32A with win8.1

I thank you all for answers in advance
Regards Marie

EDIT1:
Registry
Location: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\Tcpip6\Parameters\

Name: DisabledComponents

Type: REG_DWORD

Value: 0xFF (IPv6 disabled)

And in Services: "IP Helper"(ipv6 to ipv4): Disabled
And my local network is a IPv4 1GBit network. My firewall dhcp-server is ipv4 only

EDIT2:

Installation history
ISO from microsoft download
Installed drivers from ASUS website
Disabled all telemetry
Changed windows unwanted scheduled activities
Disabled wifi network card (I don't use wifi)
Uninstalled internet explorer
Uninstalled windows bloatware software included with win8.1 installation
Installed Firefox 68 ESR (edit in about:config for increased privacy)
Configured the registry to disable ipv6, onedrive, windows store (I only install a few standalone programs)
Disabled TCP/IPv6 protocol in the network adapter
Configured windows services from unwanted things
Configured windows firewall to block unwanted ip clusters
Edited host file to block some domains
Activated the Windows license (the computers first time online)
Installed security updates only. up to Dec 2017 (my be aware of list i have in this forum)
Installed a couple of updates to fix some things


The computer has not been online anymore than for the windows updates and activate the license.
Now I will try to solve why the resource monitor detects IPv6 addresses even that IPv6 is disabled

When all is done, I will create system recovery disks or a recovery partition on the final configuration
After the recovery configuration is done, I'm going to install the security updates from Jan 2018 up to now


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25 Mar 2020   #2
Digital Life

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

Not sure why you want to disable IPv6, I guess you have listened to some misguided fool who thinks it fixes something well it doesn't it's actually an itrigale part of local networking.


With that said try this Microsoft page.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...advanced-users




You might want to set " Prefer IPv4 over IPv6 " and as far as your Home (127.0.0.1/8 - ::1/128 ) I'm not sure --

Good luck
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26 Mar 2020   #3
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Microsoft claim that Windows is designed with Ipv6 present, and they say that Windows has not been tested with the feature disabled.
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26 Mar 2020   #4
Marie SWE

2xWin8.1, 1xWin7HomeX64, 2xWin7Prox64, 1xWin2008R2server. 1xXP Pro, 1xWin 2k, 1x98SE,3.11 LinuxLMDE3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digital Life View Post
Not sure why you want to disable IPv6, I guess you have listened to some misguided fool who thinks it fixes something well it doesn't it's actually an itrigale part of local networking.


With that said try this Microsoft page.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...advanced-users




You might want to set " Prefer IPv4 over IPv6 " and as far as your Home (127.0.0.1/8 - ::1/128 ) I'm not sure --

Good luck
Why should I have it enabled for?
My ISP has ipv4 network, my hardware firewall and dhcp server have ipv4, my local network is ipv4 my old retro computers have ipv4.
So why should i have ipv6 enabled for?

if you look at your link you posted and then look at my EDIT1: you see that is exactly what I did to disabled ipv6 and it doesn't work obviously
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26 Mar 2020   #5
Marie SWE

2xWin8.1, 1xWin7HomeX64, 2xWin7Prox64, 1xWin2008R2server. 1xXP Pro, 1xWin 2k, 1x98SE,3.11 LinuxLMDE3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
Microsoft claim that Windows is designed with Ipv6 present, and they say that Windows has not been tested with the feature disabled.
Okay, so if Microsoft hasn't tested it, then I'm the guinea pig in other words. *HaHaHa*
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26 Mar 2020   #6
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

Hello, the 3x addresses shown in Resource Monitor - have you used netsh to find the origin of the address?
Open CMD prompt, type
Code:
netsh interface ipv6 show route
netsh interface ipv6 show address
what is the output?
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26 Mar 2020   #7
Marie SWE

2xWin8.1, 1xWin7HomeX64, 2xWin7Prox64, 1xWin2008R2server. 1xXP Pro, 1xWin 2k, 1x98SE,3.11 LinuxLMDE3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
Hello, the 3x addresses shown in Resource Monitor - have you used netsh to find the origin of the address?
Open CMD prompt, type
Code:
netsh interface ipv6 show route
netsh interface ipv6 show address
what is the output?
The result while i saw active ipv6 addresses.
Code:
C:\Windows\system32>netsh interface ipv6 show route 
 
Publish  Type      Met  Prefix                    Idx  Gateway/Interface Name 
-------  --------  ---  ------------------------  ---  ------------------------ 
No       System    256  ::1/128                     1  Loopback Pseudo-Interface 
 1 
No       System    256  ff00::/8                    1  Loopback Pseudo-Interface 
 1 
 
C:\Windows\system32>netsh interface ipv6 show address 
 
Interface 1: Loopback Pseudo-Interface 1 
 
Addr Type  DAD State   Valid Life Pref. Life Address 
---------  ----------- ---------- ---------- ------------------------ 
Other      Preferred     infinite   infinite ::1 
 
C:\Windows\system32>
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26 Mar 2020   #8
iko22

Windows 7 x64, Vista x64, 8.1 smartphone
 
 

It's the loopback adaptor that gets resolved by localhost. I have an idea that editing the hosts file may resolve the issue, on the basis that your registry change has not caused a corresponding change in the host file. Entries in the Hosts file are automatically loaded into the DNS client resolver cache. You could check and customize the hosts file in C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc directory. Open it with NotePad:

If this IPv6 line exists in hostfile
Code:
::1	localhost

then comment out, like so:
Code:
# ::1	localhost
AND, if the IPv4 localhost is missing then add to the file:
Code:
127.0.0.1 localhost


You can also delete/disable/customise the loopback adaptor, as it is not installed by default. In Device Manager > View, then tick show hidden devices.
Expand the Network Adapters node, and you should see Microsoft Loopback Adapter.
It is Okay to delete or disable or Customise (via Device Properties) this driver to remove it or change it to IPv4 protocol only
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26 Mar 2020   #9
Marie SWE

2xWin8.1, 1xWin7HomeX64, 2xWin7Prox64, 1xWin2008R2server. 1xXP Pro, 1xWin 2k, 1x98SE,3.11 LinuxLMDE3
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iko22 View Post
It's the loopback adaptor that gets resolved by localhost. I have an idea that editing the hosts file may resolve the issue, on the basis that your registry change has not caused a corresponding change in the host file. Entries in the Hosts file are automatically loaded into the DNS client resolver cache. You could check and customize the hosts file in C:\Windows\System32\Drivers\etc directory. Open it with NotePad:

If this IPv6 line exists in hostfile
Code:
::1    localhost

then comment out, like so:
Code:
# ::1    localhost
AND, if the IPv4 localhost is missing then add to the file:
Code:
127.0.0.1 localhost


You can also delete/disable/customise the loopback adaptor, as it is not installed by default. In Device Manager > View, then tick show hidden devices.
Expand the Network Adapters node, and you should see Microsoft Loopback Adapter.
It is Okay to delete or disable or Customise (via Device Properties) this driver to remove it or change it to IPv4 protocol only
Thank you for helping me.
I tried to put # in front of :: 1 then I restarted the computer.
I deleted all my other domain blocks in the host file while I was testing, just to make sure none of it affected the result.
I have no device called Microsoft Loopback Adapter.
But I found a Microsoft 4to6 so I uninstalled it.
The only ones a have left is, Microsoft ISATAP adapter
Unfortunately, ipv6 addresses still appear in the resource monitor


I even did a really unorthodox test.. i did a backup on the registry and then ripped out everything with the name IPv6 or ip6 guts and all... believe it or not, but the damned ipv6 addresses appeared anyway in the system monitor.. I did expect the system to crach or the network not working... but noooo eweryting worked even the ipv6 addresses.
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26 Mar 2020   #10
Digital Life

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

If it's any consolation for you " ::1 localhost " will not pass through your computer to your network, Every computer has that same IP.
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