Any software to monitor exactly what windows 10 is downloading?

  1.    13 Aug 2016 #1

    Any software to monitor exactly what windows 10 is downloading?

    I'd like to know if there is a program, free or not, to monitor EXACTLY which programs Windows 10 is downloading.
    I would need a more detailed list with the exact download files, not just the list of the Network Usage / App Usage.
    Since yesterday I saw Total Mb dowloaded rapidly increase and I wasn't downloading anything on purpose.

    Or is there a way Windows 10 provides I don't know yet?

    Best regards,
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       13 Aug 2016 #2

    Have you installed the Anniversary Update Yet? if not it could be that the files ready for the update are causing the issue your have seen. - Check for updates

    there are programs designed for monitoring downloads but as these are generally aimed at companies and the like they are normally out of the reach of normal home users.

    If you have a limit on your internet bandwidth or other reasons to control windows downloads the simplest way is to mark your internet connection as a metered one within Windows which will then always ask before downloading

    Ethernet Connection - Set as Metered or Unmetered in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    13 Aug 2016 #3

    Windows downloads not only updates for the OS, but regularly updates the universal apps and data for those apps.
    Windows update history only shows the first; you get some indication of app updates from Store, click user icon, Downloads and Updates.

    Besides that some installed desktop programs may be set to auto-update; some like AV programs may update data.

    So background internet activity may come from a variety of sources, and expecting precise identification at a file level of what's being downloaded may be optimistic.

    Netlimiter may be of interest, for example- I used it years ago, but it's current:
    NetLimiter Homepage
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