Internet Connection Works By Itself

By OneZ
Mar 8, 2008
  1. Hi,
    As soon as i connect to the internet, my connection starts recieve and send data although i don't have any program running or any internet explorer..
    Automatic update is turned off, my antivirus update is set to manual...
    So, is there any program that lets me know what data or what program is using my connection ?
  2. Bobbye

    Bobbye Helper on the Fringe Posts: 16,334   +36

    Netstat is a hidden utility that shows your computer's connections to the rest of the Internet. Netstat is useful to track the IP address of a friend, for example, or to find your own IP address. It gives you information on all your system's open connections, including local and remote ports and protocols. It can even tell you if you are infected with a Trojan.

    You can run netstat from the command prompt or the run box : For your purposes, use the -a arguement:
    Netstat -a will show you all the open connections on your machine (-a is for all). It will also tell and the protocol.

    Are you using a Firewall? Is it set to log?
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