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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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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.

Refs:
1) http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/smsniff.html
2) http://www.microsoft.com/Downloads/details.aspx?familyid=983B941D-06CB-4658-B7F6-3088333D062F&displaylang=en

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