Windows 10: How to identify what's keeping my Nework so Busy Solved

  1.    24 Aug 2017 #1

    How to identify what's keeping my Nework so Busy

    Howdy All!
    In the last few days I've notice my network is often very busy.
    I've recently installed a VPN: Hotspot Shield Elite, but this 'busy network' happens without the VPN turned on. The attached screen captures were made with a freshly booted computer after 10-15 minutes; no VPN and no programs running other than startup programs.

    I need a little direction on how to troubleshoot whatever this issue may be.

    Appreciation goes out to all who read this post and those who reply!
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails _ _ Busy Network Capture.JPG   _ _ Busy Network Capture1.JPG  
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  2.    24 Aug 2017 #2

    Nvcontainer were is it running from? It can be a Nvidia file or a virus the genuine file is known to give network problems and isn't needed stop the service. Remove Nvcontainer.exe Virus (Removal Guide) - Update June 2017 - MalwareLess
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  3.    24 Aug 2017 #3

    Thanks for your quick reply Samuria,

    Based on: "Normally, the file should be located in Program Files folder, but if you find it in Windows folder or its subfolder, it means that you have been infected with malware.":

    I ran a search for "Nvcontainer.exe":
    Program Files
    C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\NvContainer
    C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.Driver.{6CC58C4B-5C8E-4A43-863B-BBDF60950252}
    C:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\Installer2\Display.Driver.{BDCA6E7A-815B-4E7E-B872-C8F0782EEE44}
    Windows Folder

    All have dates that correspond with the August or July updates of Nvidia GeForce Experience leading me to think it is a legitimate Nvidia file except that I see two in \Windows\System32.

    Since I scan regularly and Norton is constantly watching my system (and I have not seen any issues or error/warning messages) I thought I'd run this past you before making any changes.

    Re: "My PC is infected with Nvcontainer.exe! What should I do?"
    "Step 1. Create an image of your system and back up important files"

    This step seems counter productive if I (now) image my system, and I have a Trojan virus, wouldn't that just copy the virus too?

    Thanks again!
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  4.    24 Aug 2017 #4

    If its the corect lots of post of it giving network problems so stop it and see if things settle down
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  5.    25 Aug 2017 #5

    Must have been a false alarm.
    I ran a Norton full system scan that found 2 tracking cookies. Subsequently all has quieted down.

    Thanks again Samuria for your reply and suggestions.

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  6.    25 Aug 2017 #6

    Hey jdUnionngarden,
    If you haven't already you might want to disable the Nvidia Telemetry stuff.
    Disable Nvidia Telemetry tracking on Windows - gHacks Tech News
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  7.    25 Aug 2017 #7

    Thanks Eagle51,
    Looks interesting ... I'll check it out.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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