Using Wireshark, I recently discovered that my computer (running on Windows 10) is sending ping requests to Google's servers. According to wireshark, my computer is sending ICMP requests and receive responses. After rebooting, ping is starting again...

I have tried to close all apps running, but still those ICMP requests are sent every second. Sometimes the IP address changes but still on Google's server: usually, addresses are something like 216.58.2XX.X

I tried netstat -ano but I haven't seen sames IP's addresses.

The solution I found was with PeerBlock and I'm adding the IP addresses to the block list...

Are those requests to Google something normal? What tools can I use to find the program that is sending these requests?

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    add -b to netstat superuser.com/questions/707249/netstat-with-process-name
    – schroeder
    Jan 31, 2017 at 15:15
  • do you run Chrome?
    – schroeder
    Jan 31, 2017 at 15:16
  • @TeunVink ... that wasn't the IP that was being pinged
    – schroeder
    Jan 31, 2017 at 15:20
  • Happened to me too! also I'm on win10, sometimes google force me to enter a capcha because my laptop send request to google! I completely formatted my Laptop and still have the same problem..
    – narzan
    Jan 31, 2017 at 19:52

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Netstat isn't going to show ICMP.

Try installing Microsoft Network Monitor: https://blogs.technet.microsoft.com/netmon/p/downloads/

Start a capture, filter on ICMP and the destination IP, and you should be able to see the Process Name.

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