How to do know what sites your computer is connected to?

Posted by Britt Duncan - September 30, 2014

Observe abnormal activities of the Internet connection? Suspect that Trojans, spyware or other threats are consuming your system energy? How can you find out what websites your machine is currently connected to? Read the post below.


1. Launch Command Prompt as Administrator by right clicking on the Start button and choose the Command Prompt (Admin) option.


2. If the User Account Control dialog box displays, click Yes to continue.


3. At the command prompt, type the following command netstat -abf 8 > activity.txt and press Enter. This will initiate the recording process of all connections on your machine.


The a in the command line reveals all ports.
The b reveals all applications that are connected to web.
Tthe f shows the full DNS name for every connection.
The 8 indicates for time, which check for connections every 8 second.

4. Wait for a while, like one or two minutes, and then press Ctrl + C to stop the recording. Thus, you can see all connections will be displayed.


Next comes the examination step. You can create or open a TXT file, copy and paste all those recorded data. Go through all items one by one to check whether there are any secret links or not. In the example, you can see clearly that the test computer has been connected to If you see process names or website addresses with which you are not familiar, you can look them up in Google.

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TESTED:  18 Jun