Why PING.EXE he connects to the network?

Good evening.

The second day in a row, my firewall warns me that the file PING.EXE trying to connect via ICMPv4 (Echo request) to the address This has never been observed.

This ip address belongs, apparently, Microsoft.

But I still don't understand the reason why ping.exe trying is okay to their servers and why he does it, and why haven't done this before (the system has been installed for about a year). In General, these are my questions for you.

PS - Win7 x64, the file itself ping.exe exactly true, hash amount, and so I checked.
June 27th 19 at 14:53
2 answers
June 27th 19 at 14:55
C 99% chance it uses some software, may even the firewall or the antivirus or the browser or the system or the game. It is necessary to watch the monitoring programme, who runs the ping and it will be clear. - melkosortnyj do, maybe just check there is an Internet or not.
The monitoring program would you recommend? In the logs of the firewall couldn't find who runs ping.exe. - nikita.Stracke commented on June 27th 19 at 14:58
Lose Monitor + Process Explorer.
The first will read the log run.
Second if you have time with an active ping clearly shows who started. - jerome.Trantow commented on June 27th 19 at 15:01
OK, I see in Process Explorer ping.exe. Tell me, where exactly in this program to see information about what program initiated the launch? Thank you.

Update: in the application properties -> image -> count parent? - nikita.Stracke commented on June 27th 19 at 15:04
If the run is obvious here skrinshoter.ru/s/090417/q1mdfJiM?a

If there n/a it is necessary to combine data from Process monintor - jerome.Trantow commented on June 27th 19 at 15:07
June 27th 19 at 14:57
M$ uses this scheme for example to check the availability of tyrneta - kicks its servers. If no ping - draws a yellow triangle on the connection icon to the network.
This option is also possible, but that's then why it started to do it just now - the question. - nikita.Stracke commented on June 27th 19 at 15:00
And he'd done it, just not tracked - jerome.Trantow commented on June 27th 19 at 15:03

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