Hight network utilization

Discussion in 'Windows 8' started by hewligun, Jan 13, 2013.

  1. hewligun

    hewligun MDL Junior Member

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    Hey Guys I have noticed the past 24 hours that my network utilization on process ntoskrnl.exe is up to 93-99% all the time. what is this process and should I be worried? I have port 8080 open from the outside for sab but thats it.
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    what happens when you close this 8080?
     
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  3. hewligun

    hewligun MDL Junior Member

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    I can try that but if i unplug the ethernet adaptor it drops down to 0.
     
  4. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    did you install any new programs which call somewhere home?
     
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  5. anarchist9027

    anarchist9027 MDL Expert

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    I do believe the new task manager shows you what applications is using the most bandwidth.
     
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    pisthai Imperfect Human

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  7. eydee

    eydee Guest

    Windows checking for updates or talking to the NSA. Some packet sniffing might tell you. You may also try disabling automatic updates, rebooting, and if the network load disappears, then you know it's that freakin' M$ update again.