Can you possibly get a list of network enabled processes through command prompt that are working through internet and running on your operating system?


netstat would probably do the trick - i'd suggest netstat -b or netstat -b -f (-b lists processes listening in or creating connections -f mentions the FQDN of foreign hosts, if necessary.)

  • I don't have a -f option. – user652412 Aug 22 '11 at 16:16
  • well -f might be a newer option - tried it on a win7 system. -b should be good enough to tell you which processes are making or reciving connections, – Journeyman Geek Aug 22 '11 at 16:18

Taken from netstat page in Microsoft documentation:

Displays active TCP connections and includes the process ID (PID) for each connection. You can find the application based on the PID on the Processes tab in Windows Task Manager

netstat -o
  • when i do it, -o only lists the pid. useful if you want to kill the task, but otherwise, -b is superior IMO – Journeyman Geek Aug 22 '11 at 15:11
  • when was the -b option added? I am not positive that it exists in XP. – MaQleod Aug 22 '11 at 15:21
  • apparently it works on XP as far as i can remember,and i had someone online confirm it. i have no idea why MSDN didn't document that option – Journeyman Geek Aug 22 '11 at 16:02

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