Find list of all websites your computer is connected in any Windows Version

Sometimes we see that our internet connection is slow. We often feel that download or upload from/to websites is very slow. This is because, there are some websites or malware running in background. This article will help you in finding them using Windows Operating System.

Most of us are familiar with the Windows Operating System. We know creating a file or folder, deleting them and few shortcuts to make our work simple. But, how many of you are aware of the way to find websites your computer is connecting to? If you do not know the procedure, there is no need to worry. This article will help you in knowing those steps.

Know list of all websites your computer is connecting to:

Have you ever wondered when speed of your internet connection goes down? This may be due to some malware or spyware that is running in background without your knowledge. There may be some websites or some serves to which your computer is frequently used to connect. Your internet does not perform as it should be. Finding the problem is must.

We solve this problem, by using the Command Prompt of Windows OS. Use 'netstat' command in command prompt of your Windows OS, to see the list of connections that are made by your computer in certain time.
• Click on the start button and type "cmd" in the search button.
• Cmd.exe is shown in the result.
• Command should be opened with necessary permissions

start command prompt

This opens up the command prompt. Now give the command "netstat –abf 5 > getmedetails.txt". Options used in the command have a purpose explained below:

netstat command entered

• Option '-a' displays the list of connections and the ports that are listening to your computer
• List of applications are shown by option '-b'
• Option '-f' helps to display full DNS name of the connection
• Option '5' is used for polling for every 5 seconds
• Option –n' can also be used to display IP Address

Run this command and wait for 1 to 2 minutes, then press Ctrl + C. Get the stats recorded in the txt file given in the command prompt. Open the destination file and you can see the stats saved in the text file. You can see the processes that are creating the problem. If you are not aware of some addresses or websites that are shown in the destination file then search using Google by typing "What is IP Address".

connections to your computer
So, this is the best way to find the connections which are running in the background. Make yourself ready to check them using these steps to protect your system from Malwares. Thanks to Windows Operating System!


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