*Note: My question is quite specific to my situation. Although there may be an answer out there, I am unsure how to search it. *
I am curious to understand more about optimizing my internet speed for my home computer and thus often check on outgoing connections and seeing what apps are operating at the moment. I do this to make sure new software doesn't have auto updates or cloud services that I didn't explicitly know about. Ex. Skype keeps wanting to login or update but i simply want it there for should it be an only means to reach someone. But i digress.
So this leads me to my main question. After very little research i found out about rootkits and there ability to "trick" the system with false information. I looked this up when noticing a discretion between my resource monitor and the task managers Performance tab. id like to note here that this is Win 10 Home edition. anyway, the connections that i have incoming on my ResMon is tremendously low compared to the Perf tab. I have included a Pic of these two as they stood side by side. Screenshotted at the same time.
So my question is that could i have something malicious going on, or is there a logical explanation for how the system works.