Windows 10: New Dell PC crashes network

  1.    12 Feb 2017 #1

    New Dell PC crashes network

    Whenever I connect the Ethernet cable to my new Dell PC (Inspiron 3655, win 10, 64 bit), traffic goes up to about 50% without any application open and effectively crashes my home network (3 PCs). When I disconnect, everything goes back to normal.
    I have installed Glasswire Network Security and it turns out that a content provider ( hogs my bandwidth. Apparently it corresponds with one or more of the many MS apps that are installed in win 10.
    Can someone help me to indentify those apps so I can delete them and get rid of that annoying traffic?
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       12 Feb 2017 #2

    If Glasswire is killing the network, remove it. Nothing should be packet flooding your network, unless there is some kind of malware causing it.

    You do not need Network Security, since the firewall can be left disabled while behind your Gateway. Also Defender can be used in place of third party tools, since it is a lot more mature at this point.
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  3.    12 Feb 2017 #3

    I have no idea what bro67 is saying!
    Glasswire does not kill the network, it just shows the traffic. Someone is hogging my traffic.
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       12 Feb 2017 #4

    esebm said: View Post
    I have no idea what bro67 is saying!
    Glasswire does not kill the network, it just shows the traffic. Someone is hogging my traffic.
    It is pretty straight forward what I stated. Not much else has to be stated, since it is as I stated and you stated the same reason that you are getting a Packet Flood when you used the software you stated that was installed.
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       13 Feb 2017 #5 servers are where Windows Updates come from. Your PCs are being checking and receiving updates.
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  6.    13 Feb 2017 #6

    Shouldn't I see the downloads when I look at Settings -> Updates?
    When I check that it says that my PC is up to date and there's no downloading.
    However, Glasswire shows over 50% usage and my network is at a standstill.
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  7. Posts : 167
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       14 Feb 2017 #7

    Did you remove the Dell crapware on your new Dell? Also, don't always believe that everything is up to date.

    Disable glassware and use the Task manager Performance tab Network and see how much network activity is happening.
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  8.    14 Feb 2017 #8

    At present the network traffic is down to normal, go figure.
    But you're right, there are several Dell apps installed.
    Which ones can safely be uninstalled?
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  9. Posts : 167
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       15 Feb 2017 #9

    Personally I remove all Dell software, but I always do a clean install on a new computer.
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