1. You have a Windows 8/8.1 64-bit machine or Windows Server 2012/2012 R2 machine.
2. The Network Status icon is shown in the System Notification Area.
3. You perform some operations that will change the Network Status icon in the System Notification Area.
In this scenario, you will see that the GDI objects count of the explorer.exe process increases each time the Network Status icon changes, and will not drop until you restart the explorer.exe process.
This is caused by a product issue in the Windows operating system.
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.
Article ID: 2921888 - Last Review: 24 Dec 2013 - Revision: 1