I have recently purchased a Toshiba Satellite P850 laptop with Windows 8. I am broadly pleased with the machine and Windows 8 despite compatibilty problems with earlier software.
However I have found that since I have had the machine, it is uploading about 0.5GB of data to the net each day. Obviously this only happens when the m/c is switched on and connected. To date this month my upload data is about 8.5GB and download about 3.5GB. This ratio alerted me to an issue as I would expect download to exceed upload. I don't use 'the cloud', upload to eg soundcloud or youtube etc. I don't game. I just use the machine for email, google search and occasional download of TV programs (3 half hour progs in last month).
I have spoken to my service provider (BT) and they are unable to help, other than to say they will charge for excessive upload!
Looking at Task Manager and displaying the sent/received data graph I see that a data spike is being sent about 8 or 9 times a minute of about 800-900MB. This I believe is where the upload is originating. I don't know why or what I can do about it. A screenshot of the Task Manager screen is attached.
Can anyone help, please.
Thanks ... John N