Hi Fred, Having sometimes wondered just what is hogging my resources, and not finding task manager totally helpful I went looking.
Came across this bit of freeware, posted on a Zonealarm forum. The author, Nir Sofer, states:
CurrPorts displays the list of all currently opened TCP/IP and UDP ports on your local computer. For each port in the list, information about the process that opened the port is also displayed, including the process name, full path of the process, version information of the process (product name, file description, and so on), the time that the process was created, and the user that created it. In addition, CurrPorts allows you to close unwanted TCP connections, kill the process that opened the ports, and save the TCP/UDP ports information to HTML file , XML file, or to tab-delimited text file.
It can be downloaded from http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/cports.html . It’s tiny, it’s quick and it’s very neat and really useful. (and google desktop was, as I suspected, the culprit).
Still enjoying my excellent value Plus subscription. Thanks, John Burt