Task Manager Network Tab

The Networking tab isn’t the most useful feature in Task Manager, but it does provide a simple method of viewing network activity graphically. One interesting potential use of this tab would be to check for suspicious network activity when you are sure that your system is not currently making Internet requests.

A high degree of activity might indicate that outside users are attempting to gain access to your system, or that a worm or virus of some sort has been installed on your system.

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