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Our network person has told me that something running on my Windows 7 laptop is eating bandwith but the only thing he can give me is where it is going.

Does anyone know what is using this url?

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You could probably use an application like Networx to find what's doing it. The 'Netstat' function maps local applications to remote addresses, tick the 'Resolve Addresses to Host Names' button.

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Or use Sysinternals TcpView ( to see what process accesses that particular address. – atzz Oct 7 '10 at 14:42
@atzz I'll try that – Paul Speranza Oct 7 '10 at 16:28

Not a programming question but its probably MSN messenger or some MSN tool that has been installed.

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Execute netstat -b | more on a command line with admin rights. This will show you a list of all outgoing connections with process names. Now press space to page through the results to find the one connecting to

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Or use sysinternals TCPView tool

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