Windows 10: Why is explorer.exe connecting to various URLs?

  1.    17 Aug 2015 #1

    Why is explorer.exe connecting to various URLs?


    Windows 10, upgraded from Windows 7 Professional, 64bit.

    When I boot up my laptop, I notice that explorer.exe tried to connect to the internet to various URLs:

    184.51.112.131
    184.51.112.129
    23.201.54.135

    I looked in the startup tab to see if there's anything in there that would want to be connecting to these and I can't see anythgin that stands out. How can I determine what is causing this?

    The first 2 URLs appear to be akamai, but stumped as to why this is happening.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 558
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       17 Aug 2015 #2

    Akamai is a service that some makers use to download software and updates into your system, HP uses it. It's part of the Download Manager that HP uses, Dell uses it too. Maybe Apple as well. It won't load anything dangerous. Other manufacturers might use it too.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    18 Aug 2015 #3

    OK... but wonder why it's explorer.exe that is making the call. That just seemed weird.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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