Cant kill process thats visible in resource monitor thats using network activity because its not visible in the task manager

I noticed some files downloading slowly so I opened my resource monitor to see what was using bandwidth, and apparantely it was AVG--i figured auto-updating, so I closed it from the tray menu, but still two instances of this avgnsa.exe are showing up in the network section of the resource monitor, and I can't find them to kill in the task manager. How can I kill processes like this and keep them from doing stuff like this? Now since i've been writing this i see more instances of the avg thing in the resource monitor--see 3rd screenie.
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well, since you don't care that much about protection, just disable them from the services. you can enable them anytime and you don't uninstall the software that way. that is only iff you are troubleshooting for something. I don't recommend disabling the AV software
"Since release of AVG Free Edition 8.0.233, LinkScanner component has been enhanced with another functionality - realtime protection while surfing, the AVG Active Surf-Shield. This protection level, from the program point of view, requires additional process to be running on background, which performs realtime scanning while visiting websites.

Therefore once the version 8.0.233 is installed or updated to, you can see in the process list another process called AVGNSX.EXE. In case you are running any third-party Firewall application, it is necessary to add the AVGNSX.EXE process into the allowed application list of your Firewall, in order to be able to access the Internet via your favorite browser."

Do you have any file sharing services running on the background by any chance? avgnsa.exe simply monitors your every connection, thus more connections you have - the higher will be the resource usage and more such processes you will see. You may be able to disable  AVG Active Surf-Shield from the graphical interface, you definitely cannot block it with the firewall, otherwise you will be disconnected from the Internet.
You can always uninstall AVG.

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