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Haggay

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Hi.
It happens many times that the system is downloading a file from somewhere. Sometimes it is an application, and sometimes it is my very own browser.
I have looked through http://www.sysinternals.com but I cannot tell nothing about the WHERE of the file is located remotely.
sometimes just for example, your antivirus would download the update, but this would take years, where you could use FDM to speed up the process.
Sometimes you could speed up the browser's only source of download.

Thanks for any enlightments.
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I think you answered your own question. Your anti-malware program downloads from the anti-malware maker's site. Windows downloads from Microsoft. Your browser from the browser maker. Many programs, unless you went into the options page for each application, automatically check for, then download updates. And of course, every time you use the Internet, files are being downloaded.
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I am talking about the url of the remote file.
Not always can you see the exact the url of the downloaded file. Some sites hide it with complex javascript.
eventually there is a process that is linked to the remote site, downloading that final url. I am trying to figure out how to know that final url
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You need to use network monitoring tools, such as http://technet.micro...s/bb897437.aspx
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TCPView shows the remote host, but not the remote url of your download
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Then do a tracert back to the host for the IP.
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