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Can something in my browser cache hog so much bandwidth

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#1 JohnBailo


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Posted 23 November 2014 - 12:41 PM

Yesterday my network speed started crashing and my ping times went up to 500ms using Speedtest.net


I assumed that my ISP was throttling me and I went on the phone this morning to see if I could flush them out.

They put me through all the paces of rebooting modems etc.


Then they asked me to clear my Chrome cache.

I of course rolled my eyes, thinking how it wouldn't matter.

Surprisingly, after I cleared it, my speed -- of my entire network, all devices -- went up to normal and my ping time went down by a factor of 10!

What kind of malware would be in my Chrome cache that could be causing so much difficulty and what could it have been up to?!

Edited by hamluis, 24 November 2014 - 11:18 AM.
Moved from Win 7 to Gen Security - Hamluis.

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