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#1 rlincoln21

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Posted 16 August 2008 - 09:38 PM

Hey guys I have an issue that im not sure is an issue but im pretty sure it is as my other pc isnt doing it. My computer constantly is sending and receiving data. even though im not downloading anything. or updating or am on any instant messenger, nothing is running that should need internet yet, constantly there is traffic.

Now I normally prolly wouldnt think much of it but i have another computer in the same state just sitting there doing nothing. So that worries me. Ive run AVG, Mcafee, Spybot and adaware and all of them turned up nothing (other than the usual like tracking cookies annd the sort). Anyone have any suggestions on what I could run next to try and resolve this please Thanks. Rlincoln24

Additionally if anyone knows of a tool that will allow me to monitor my network connection and see waht is using it where data is going and what not id appreciate it thanks.

Edited by rlincoln21, 16 August 2008 - 09:39 PM.


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Posted 16 August 2008 - 10:06 PM

Look in the Task Manager and see what applications and processes are running.

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 12:15 AM

That really doesnt tell me what is accessing network resources though? I can list them all for you if you'd like though. I mean I can go to the network tasb and see there is utilization there but it doesnt tell me what is using it.

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 06:46 AM

I like this person's work, but haven't had to use it very often: http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/index.html#network_utils
Also, the free Process Monitor and Process Explorer will help you to see what's going on under the hood:
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...essmonitor.mspx
http://www.microsoft.com/technet/sysintern...ssExplorer.mspx
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Posted 17 August 2008 - 07:08 AM

I use currports http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html to view what ports are opened and by what application.
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Posted 17 August 2008 - 11:15 AM

Thanks a bunch guys im gonna play with these and ill post what i find here.

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 11:59 AM

Currports can be a bit tricky to understand at first. If you need any help with it, just ask.
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Posted 17 August 2008 - 03:29 PM

Thanks a bunch guys I figured it out luckily it wasnt a virus or anything. Just my lack of reading. I started downloading a free mmorpg from www.aeriagames.com called Shaiya and in the process the downloader they make you use to get the game installs a program called btdna. It basically incorporates a torrent like functionality into your web browser and shares data with other users to accelerate browsing speed. Dont ask me why but with a 6MB/s connection who would need such a thing soaking your network connection with no way to control it or turn it off.

Thanks for the help guys my computer is back at 100% effeciency.

Oh ya 1 more thing the other program that I was linked ess monitor? I cant make heads nor tails of that program anyone know where a lamens tut or faw is for it? or can anyone give me a brief explanation thanks.

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Posted 17 August 2008 - 04:26 PM

The tool John linked to is process monitor. This tool basically monitors windows, it will display quite a bit of information about what programs are doing what and can be used to get a better understanding of what happens behind the scenes of the system.
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