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SysWoW64 processes using lots of internet bandwidth


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#1 LinkFreeman

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Posted 03 January 2015 - 06:12 PM

A few days ago, I got an issue with my computer where my microphone would mute, a little after my computer started, and would keep muting if i unmuted it. I tried using a usb headset, and my onboard sound, to isolate a broken driver but the problem persisted with both. I ran MBAM twice, which fixed the problem, but then 2 days later i got symptoms of another bug. I use a program called NetLimiter to monitor and limit bandwidth to various programs on my computer, and noticed that 17 new programs appeared in the list. NetLimiter seems to list programs in descending order of when they were first detected, and there are 17 programs all from the syswow64 folder and they all try to download stuff, not sure from where or why, but one program at a time would download and if i killed that connection, it would start from another. This finding coincided with me not being able to play any games over the internet because of high, and inconsistent, pings. My brother's xbox works fine, and our laptop works fine. I've included a screenshot of the NetLimiter client showing all of the processes in question, all of the ones given 0.00kB of bandwidth. I've ran RegCure pro, and MBAM, and neither have fixed the current problem.

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