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Monitor all and any internet traffic from my home PC - what should I use?

I am connected to the internet and I'm just looking at superuser's page(no browsing or downloading) but in "local area connection status" i see continuous recieve from internet how can i know what is using my trafic in the background?

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marked as duplicate by Nifle, random Aug 11 '10 at 12:45

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Assuming you're using Windows, try Nirsoft SmartSniff, or Microsoft Network Monitor. For instance, you can run SmartSniff in summary mode and sort on packets to find out what's happening.


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