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Windows 7: Data Usage

11 Jan 2012   #1
Dr Carson

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Data Usage

I have just bought a Dell Inspirion . I live in Mexico and use a Telcel 3G internet stick. This connects to internet using cell towers. I pay a monthly payment for 3Gigs of data . I can monitor my data useage by going to Networking and shareing
in control panel , click on my connections under active netwoks. When downloading upgrades, or veiwing a web page (surfing the net) I can in real time watch my DATA being used ,,,,,,,,,,,Problem is when NO downloading is being done by me for
example on surfing no upgrades sometimes I can watch the data being use (and quite a bit (155MB in ten minutes) way too much. Now this Dell is WiFi loaded ,So is ther any way someone can connect to my computer via my WiFi?... I use the STICK on my desk top (no WiFi) and no problem. Would apprecate any Help

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11 Jan 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I doubt that this is happening. But why don't you turn the WiFi off to be really sure.

And 155MBs for Windows updates is not unusual. I have seen as many as 700MBs with one batch of updates. If your Windows is still somewhat backlevel (which most new systems are), you will be getting a lot of those.
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11 Jan 2012   #3

Win7Ultimate x64 + x32, Win7Pro x64, XP x32, Win 2003, Ubuntu and OpenIndiana

If you're ruled out data transfer by background updaters (such as Windows Update), then you probably have a malware problem. Try running Malwarebytes and then go to the forums on Bleeping Computer.
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12 Jan 2012   #4
Dr Carson

windows home premium 64bit

thank both of you for your info ,running rootkit remover ,I believe it is a malware prob. If not I will reinstall OS
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