Windows 10: Win 10 Pro 64bit constantly downloading something at 64Mbs

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    Win 10 Pro 64bit Fall CU
       19 May 2017 #1

    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



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  2.    19 May 2017 #2

    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.

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    Win 10 Pro 15063.332 (ex-Insider)
       19 May 2017 #3

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

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  4. Posts : 172
    Win 10 Pro 64bit Fall CU
    Thread Starter
       19 May 2017 #4

    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?
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  5. Posts : 172
    Win 10 Pro 64bit Fall CU
    Thread Starter
       19 May 2017 #5

    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?
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    10.5 Home 1803 x64
       19 May 2017 #6

    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
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  7. Posts : 172
    Win 10 Pro 64bit Fall CU
    Thread Starter
       19 May 2017 #7

    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.
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    Win 10 Pro 15063.332 (ex-Insider)
       19 May 2017 #8

    rzn6jw said: 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?:

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  • Posts : 471
    Win 10 Pro 15063.332 (ex-Insider)
       19 May 2017 #9

    Do you happen to have a torrent client installed? If so, uninstall it and see if that gets rid of the activity.
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  • Posts : 172
    Win 10 Pro 64bit Fall CU
    Thread Starter
       19 May 2017 #10

    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.
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