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Why netstat -nb displays ips from browser under other process after closing it?

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#1 3dholly-windows


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Posted 03 August 2017 - 05:34 PM

I have concerns about how "windows" manages network connections.
When I closed opera in the past I ended up having the ips that had a connection established with the browser switched over to like mdnsresponder or System process in windows 7 even over to hexchat.exe which is an irc chat program check attachment! [System.jpg]. I don't know but to me that's a security flaw like if hexchat is going to receive data from those ips that had my data including my passwords and bank numbers?.
also while doing this post I checked my netstat command again and saw chrome owning the connections going from my pc to my epson printer and hp printers as shown on the attachment and that was while Chrome was open. HP Printer has and Epson printer has ip of both with public ips interacting, probably spying my print jobs back to google which I tracert and both have a last response from a msn.net domain then the command goes timed out for the next few hops. check attachment. [untitled2.jpg]
Why is chrome or browsers or irc chat programs wanting to connect to my printers and other public ips when I'm not printing? that's a system process job!.
------ip interactions that were related obtained from netstat---------------- [EPSON printer] [[tracert ends up in request time out]
AND [HP printer] [tracert ends up in request time out]

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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 05 August 2017 - 06:01 PM

One possibile cause for this is the default settings in Chrome. Unless you change one of them Chrome carries on running services in the background even after you have closed it.


Click on the three dots in the top right corner and select 'Settings' then scroll fully down to the bottom of the basic page. There you will see a button 'Advanced'. Click on this and another page will open. Again scroll down to nearly the bottom and you will come cross a box called 'System'. In this the first item is marked as -


"Continue running background apps when Google Chrome is closed." The default for this control is 'On'.


Switch this 'Off' and see if it solves your problem. If nothing else it will save you some RAM.


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Edited by Chris Cosgrove, 05 August 2017 - 06:02 PM.

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