Hello Fellow Forum Members.
I connect my laptop to the internet using an AT&T wireless account which means that my connection (uploadis and downloads) are completely wireless.
I have been noticing that when I am online, whether I have a browser open or not, after a few minutes my data begins to drain away. Because
my account allots only five gigabytes per month, I have to guard my data usage against wasteful downloading. I have a nice little program called BitMeter
installed which allows me to monitor data usage in real-time using a graphic display and which can be set to give audio notifications when a preset
volume of data is transferred. However, I cannot tell what it is, i.e. , which [background] program(s) are frequently connecting to the internet and siphoning
my data. In other words, I have observed that, after the connection is made through the communication manager,and my computer is idling, I frequently receive an
audio notification that data is suddenly being used as there is in progress a transfer of data to the internet. I am hoping to find a program (that has a small
footprint and is light on resources) which can identify which program(s) on my computer are currently making a connectin to the internet. Windows Update
runs in the background; I have turned it off but the problem persists. I have Norton 360 installed and it periodically updates definitions; I have turned that off
temporally but the problem continues. So, I'm hoping to find a program that can identify any and all real-time connections made between my computer and the
internet. I would be grateful if someone would direct me to a program that identifies all separate current connections between one's computer and the internet.
Thank you fellow members.