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How can I know which apps is using internet connection constantly?

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#1 Pat(rick)


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Posted 09 May 2014 - 01:09 PM

Hello everyone,


How can I know which apps is using internet connection constantly even when I'm not on the internet? (For example, I'm sure the weather app requires internet connection)


Is there a way to "disable" them??


I don't want to exceed my bandwitdh :/

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 02:27 PM

A firewall that controls outbound connections should work for you.  By blocking them with the firewall you would essentially disable them.


I do not have a firewall software program to suggest.  ZoneAlarm used to be the preferred software, back in the pre XP SP3 days.

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 04:00 PM

Comodo is a good freeware firewall.  It has the type of protection RKilroy has suggested.


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Blocks all Internet attacks
Monitors in/out connections
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Secures all connections when you are online

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 05:13 PM

But on my new bought computer, apps like "News", "Food", "Finance", etc, they all use internet connection I don't think they are threats, but I just want to disable them.

I already have a firewall activated.

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Posted 09 May 2014 - 07:07 PM

Whats wrong with the Windows  firewall?



When a new or existing  application  needs to access the Internet, Windows firewall should ask for your approval, Unless you already gave permission and ticked the do not ask again option. Most firewalls are set to allow outbound by default, Not Good.



Before doing any of this YOU MUST CREATE BACKUPS FIRST just in case.


How to Enable Outbound Rules










You should be able to disable those services under the msconfig/services or start up tab or what ever its called under Win8


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Posted 09 May 2014 - 07:49 PM

Right click the taskbar and choose "task manager" then click "open resource monitor" and click "network" to see what's currently using the network if you don't want to install anything.

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