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Windows 7: Internet usage

09 Dec 2010   #1
sam49

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 
Internet usage

Hi guys i am looking for a little advice.

I have just had a email from my ISP saying my internet usage is above the fair use allowance.

So now i have installed Net Meter to monitor my internet usage, and i am a little puzeled to find thet Net Meter is showing something uploading almost all of the time.

How can i find out what is doing this please

Regards


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09 Dec 2010   #2
mborner

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

Do you have a wireless router? Is it password protected? Did you let a neighbor tap into your router for internet access? It sounds like somebody is using your internet connection for down/uploads.
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09 Dec 2010   #3
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

Have you run virus and malware scans?

In the news you may have heard about "denial-of-service attacks". These work by infecting a host computer with a program that constantly sends packets of data to the target website. The trojan/worm infects thousands of computers which become the hacker's "zombie army".

Other malware does a similar thing, but the data it is sending can be more injurious to you.
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09 Dec 2010   #4
sam49

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Hi guys i have run a virus check but not a malware check yet do you have a malware check program you could recomend please.

And yes i have a wireless connection to my router but it is protected with wap
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09 Dec 2010   #5
Golden

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Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Try this Malwarebytes
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09 Dec 2010   #6
sam49

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Ok i will try this and post back
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09 Dec 2010   #7
mborner

Windows 7 Pro/32 Academic. Build 7600
 
 

Get rid of WEP encryption. It can be cracked by a 9 year old in seconds. Go with WPA/WPA2. Change your router's password immediately.
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09 Dec 2010   #8
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mborner
It sounds like somebody is using your internet connection for down/uploads.
I agree that WEP should not be used for Wireless security. (Mborner is not exaggerating when he says a 9 year old could crack it) but if Net Meter is showing Upload happening constantly, that must be happening on the Local machine and not anyone elses. Net Meter monitors whats coming in/out of YOUR machine not the router.

Its still possible someone is tapping into the network though, so yes switch to WPA as quickly as possible and change the passphrase.

Could you please upload screenshots of both the Net Meter showing constant upload, and also a screenshot of the "Processes" tab in Task Manager with "Show Processes from all Users" checked.
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09 Dec 2010   #9
sam49

Windows 7 Professional 64 Bit
 
 

Sorry guys i made a ,istake on my post i have the router set to WPA security, i am running a Malwarebyte scan at the moment.

I will post back soon
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09 Dec 2010   #10
Golden

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Could you please upload screenshots of both the Net Meter showing constant upload, and also a screenshot of the "Processes" tab in Task Manager with "Show Processes from all Users" checked.
After you perform the malware scan, you should still follow severdsolo's advice as above.
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