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Windows 7 – How to find out which websites are listening in

17/11/2014

Applications often dial home to their mothership – but how do we detect this?  It’s quite easy, but often we need to know the application that’s dialing home, so that we can prevent the data leak.

Step 1 – Admin CMD

Start > Accessories > Command prompt > right click > run as Administrator

Step 2 – Netstat to find connections

This netstat command will save the connections into a notepad file called “activity.txt”.

netstat -abf 5 > activity.txt

websites connected

Leave this for 2-3 minutes, then press Ctrl+C – to cancel the logging.

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Step 3 – Open activity.txt

Here we can see Firefox and IVPN connections.

websites connected resultsIt’s that easy!

More reading:

http://www.howtogeek.com/98601/easily-monitor-your-computers-internet-connection-activity/

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