Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
  1.    19 May 2017 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 95
    Win 10 Pro 64bit Fall CU

    Win 10 Pro 64bit constantly downloading something at 64Mbs


    Help!!!! Win 10 is constantly downloading "something" at 64Mbs and using up all my allotted bandwidth. This has been happening every day for hours at a time.

    In Task Manager, it looks like 'svchost' is accepting the download but I don't know what application it's going to (see attached pic).

    I thought it might be Windows Update but I can't look at the log. I've tried Powershell with the Get-WindowsUpdate.log cmdlet but that doesn't produce anything, except another PS prompt. I tried 'For more information on the Get-WindowsUpdate.log cmdlet, please go here: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/.../mt238376.aspx' but I get 'We're sorry, the page you requested cannot be found'.

    How can I determine what is accepting the download, and if it's Update, why would it be running every day for hours (200G yesterday alone). The culprit is:

    5/19/2017 11:31:47 AM Open 10.0.0.6 23.194.29.188 a23-194-29-188.deploy.static.akamaitechnologies.com 62847 443 1580 svchost.exe svchost.exe



    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Svchost.jpg  
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    19 May 2017 #2
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Staffordshire
    Posts : 362
    Windows 10 Pro

    Apple, Microsoft, Amazon and half the Planet use akamaitechnologies for downloading it's used as a content distributions system by major companies and websites to provide fast web response. It is quite normal to see a lot of traffic directed through Akamai, shouldn't be all the time though.
    If you use something like Current Ports from http://www.nirsoft.net/ it will tell you if an application is responsible, it's quite normal to see it when browsing the web.

      My ComputersSystem Spec
  3.    19 May 2017 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2017
    Posts : 471
    Win 10 Pro 15063.332 (ex-Insider)

    Clam1952 may have you on the right track but just make sure MS is not using you to distribute updates too:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Screenshot (1).png 
Views:	7 
Size:	57.5 KB 
ID:	135652
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  4.    19 May 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 95
    Win 10 Pro 64bit Fall CU
    Thread Starter

    Yeah, it's been going for about 5 hours now and I noticed the Windows Update log is updating, so that might be what's happening. However, I have no way of looking at the log to see what's happening. Is there any editor out there that I can use to look at the file?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    19 May 2017 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 95
    Win 10 Pro 64bit Fall CU
    Thread Starter

    WOT, I've got that part of Update turned off like in the picture. Is there a way to turn off updates completely to see if the transmit stops?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    19 May 2017 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Trnava
    Posts : 2,862
    Windows 10.4 Home 1709 x64

    You should install Creators Update, it fixes a lot of stuff, not to mention, it might be trying to upgrade.

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade Windows 10 Installation Upgrade Tutorials
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    19 May 2017 #7
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 95
    Win 10 Pro 64bit Fall CU
    Thread Starter

    I tried CU but had a lot of issues with it, like missing text for everything including icons and items in folders, etc. Not quite ready to go CUs route again any time soon. AE was running quite smooth until recent updates, though, so I don't know if those updates were for getting Windows ready for CU or not but something's fishy now with the constant SVCHOST downloads.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    19 May 2017 #8
    Join Date : Mar 2017
    Posts : 471
    Win 10 Pro 15063.332 (ex-Insider)

    Quote Originally Posted by rzn6jw View Post
    WOT, I've got that part of Update turned off like in the picture. Is there a way to turn off updates completely to see if the transmit stops?
    Maybe just disable Windows Update for a test? That would be my best guess. Maybe someone else has a better idea?:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Screenshot (1).png 
Views:	4 
Size:	137.4 KB 
ID:	135655
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  9.    19 May 2017 #9
    Join Date : Mar 2017
    Posts : 471
    Win 10 Pro 15063.332 (ex-Insider)

    Do you happen to have a torrent client installed? If so, uninstall it and see if that gets rid of the activity.
      My ComputersSystem Spec
  10.    19 May 2017 #10
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 95
    Win 10 Pro 64bit Fall CU
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, WOT, I'll give it a try. Amazingly, the download has stopped for now, after 5 hours. Still, running that speed every day for a week or more, that's a heck of a lot of data for a Windows update (games average 50-60G, so it's a lot of games).

    Still would like some kind of editor to look at the Update logs though.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast


Similar Threads
Thread Forum
64bit or 32??
i have w10 if i have 64bit in my pc and i wnat to download w7 which is 32bit will be a problem?? plz help
Installation and Upgrade
has my 64bit os not been using all my RAM??
I have a 32bit cpu core 2 duo e7500 2.93Ghz, but in windows 10 32bit I couldn't use over 4GB of RAM. so I did what anyone would do and downloaded windows 10 64bit! For months I have been enjoying games and the new experience with 6 GB of usable...
Performance & Maintenance
Re-upgrading from Windows 7 pro 64bit to Windows 10 pro 64bit
I had a activated version of Windows 7 pro 64 bit which got automatically approved for upgrade to Windows 10 pro 64 bit some months ago. The upgrade to Windows 10 took place before the free upgrade deadline. I had a boot issue with Windows 10...
Installation and Upgrade
Virtualization suddenly gone? 64bit guest / 64bit host (VirtualBox)
Hopefully somebody here can help me. I've looked around everywhere to find a solution for this issue, but this problem differs from all the threads you can find in many forums around there: it already worked well for me :sleepy: My problem: I...
Virtualization
Updates not downloading for W10, stuck at 'downloading...'
Title. Screenie attached - the progress doesn't advance at all over any length of time. 30442 How do I force updates?
Windows Updates and Activation
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:57.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+ Ten Forums iOS App Ten Forums Android App



Windows 10 Forums