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Is Your Computer Secretly Connecting To The Web

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If you are trying to track down why your computer is running so slooowwwly, try using this simple DOS command from Digital Inspiration to uncover a possible problem:

Type cmd in your Windows Run box.

Type "netstat -b 5 > activity.txt" and press enter.

After say 2 minutes, press Ctrl+C.

Type "activity.txt" on the command line to open the log file in notepad (or your default text editor)

This .txt file will have a record of everything that has made an Internet connection in the last couple of minutes; you can then check your task manager to find out where it is and take care of it

The file activity.txt will have a log of all process that made a connection to the Internet in the last two minutes. It will also show which process connected to which website in this time. And not just the web browsers (like iexplore.exe or opera.exe), the log will also show your IM clients, download managers, email programs or any software that requires a net connection.

Scroll though the activity.txt file and look for any process names or website addresses that you are not aware of. If you track one , go to the task manager (or Process Explorer) to find the location of the executable on your computer and eliminate it.

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No Problem. I thought it was a keeper also when I first seen it.

Nice little thing to know if your wondering if somebody is using your PC to run bots off of.

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