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Installer (GameRanger) still connected to internet, what is it doing?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by aSILENTfire, Jan 4, 2013.

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  1. aSILENTfire

    aSILENTfire Thread Starter

    Mar 9, 2012
    Today I installed a multiplayer game client called GameRanger, which still supports Age Of Empires II. Its a decent client and I love how it brings me back to the good old days of AOE2 before multiplayer support was dropped.

    Anyways, a few hours after I installed GameRanger I checked the task manager and I noticed that GameRanger (32 bit) was still running. This made me curious so I checked CurrPorts, which shows active ports and the processes using them, and I see GameRangerSetup.exe on the list with an active connection.

    Here is what CurrPorts has to say about it:

    Process Name: GameRangerSetup.exe
    Process ID: 5032
    Protocol: TCP
    Local Port: 1427
    Local Address:
    Remote Port: 80
    Remote Port Name: http
    Remote Address:
    Remote Host Name: dl1.gameranger.com
    State: Established
    Product Name: GameRanger
    File Description: GameRanger
    File Version: 1, 0, 0, 0
    Company: GameRanger Technologies
    Remote IP Location: United States, Providence, 84332

    Process was created over 5hr ago on this machine by my user

    I see that its connected but I cant see its bandwidth usage, much less what data it is sending/receiving.. I would like to see what its doing, is that what a Packet Sniffer is? I don't like the idea of installing WinPcap on my computer, but I suppose I could use it temporarily.

    What is the best[SIZE=4] wa[SIZE=4]y t[SIZE=4]o [SIZE=4]se[SIZE=4]e the dat[SIZE=4]a that this process is se[SIZE=4]nding/[SIZE=4]receiving[SIZE=4]?

    [SIZE=4]Thank You![/SIZE]
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