I'm not sure where to post this but I have a problem with my monthly internet data usage and I wonder whether I've been hacked in some way. I use a wireless modem device (4G Sierra) with a monthly allowance of 8Gg which just disappears, fast, for no apparent reason. I've used the internet for years and have an idea of what burns up usage but the last few months there has been no explanation for how fast it has been disappearing. Last month I was away on holidays, didn't access the internet for a couple of weeks, when I came back on line it was to find that I had an excess data usage warning and most of my allowance was used. My ISP (Telstra Business) assured me that no one could access a wireless modem except from the computer it was plugged into. Doesn't explain what's happening here - no teenagers downloading games etc and two users very aware of the problem. Any ideas?
My setup: Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1; CPU: AMD Athlon II X4 600e, Propus 45nm Technology; RAM 4.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 665MHz; Motherboard PEGATRON CORPORATION JESSE ( CPU 1); Graphics: HP TouchSmart (1600x900@60Hz) 512MB NVIDIA GeForce G210; Hard Drives
932GB Hitachi HDT721010SLA360 SATA Disk Device (SATA); Optical Drive hp DVDWBD TS-TB23L SATA CdRom Device; Audio SoundMAX Integrated Digital HD Audio
I should have said earlier that I have a current Norton Internet package installed - firewall etc - , use Firefox (extensions disabled, no addons), recently installed MyTurboPC, deweeded with SuperAntiSypware etc, ran RogueKiller, Norton Root Kit and, while my computer is running faster, I'm no closer to finding out what's going on when I connect to the Internet. I pull the modem out of the computer as soon as I'm finished, I even took it away with me last month, but my usage keeps disappearing. Last month I had to top up my 8 gig to 11 gig to avoid massive fees and I'm so angry because until last year I got by fine with just 1 gig and my browsing habits havn't changed so WHAT HAS?? At wit's ends, someone please suggest something, thanks.
Edited by bytefright, 06 February 2014 - 07:28 PM.