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Normal upload totals for everyday surfing?

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#1 G_MAN1974


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 11:07 AM

Hello everyone.


Not sure if this is the right place to post this, but here goes.


yesterday I downloaded Net Meter to monitor my internet usage.


After surfing for a little while, I checked to see the totals.


Download - 46.69MB


Upload - 6.77 MB


I haven't uploaded anything so why that amount?


I use wireless internet connection. Is it just from my computer talking to the router and servers from the sites I'm visiting? I recently had a n issue with the Smart HDD malware and am now a little paranoid. I use Norton IS 2012 for AV protection and have Malwarebytes and Superantispyware, all showing clean.


Running Vista 64bit SP 2 if that matters.

Edited by hamluis, 18 February 2013 - 12:14 PM.
Moved from Vista to All Other Apps - Hamluis.

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#2 Nanobyte


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Posted 18 February 2013 - 09:24 PM

There is all sorts of traffic up and down.  Mostly apps looking for updates.  As soon as you start a browser, it's connecting to the DNS server to get the IP address of the site you are trying to connect to, then it's sending a request to the site to start downloading the page and sending cookie information.  Every time you want to do something your PC sends a data string somewhere.  The Internet is not psychic, yet.


It's just like when your PC is doing nothing, it's doing a whole bunch of housekeeping under the hood.

Edited by Nanobyte, 18 February 2013 - 09:24 PM.

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