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#1 Brazen00

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 07:33 AM

I just noticed a massive spike in my active uploads and it has been affecting my download speed (as it would). My VPN log shows 3GB uploaded in less than an hour (not sure how these speeds are achieved as I have pretty slow DSL). I changed VPN servers and got the same issue. Disconnected and restarted the computer and have now had only 4MB uploaded in a 45 min session.

 

Running Windows 7.

 

Malwarebytes found nothing.

MSE found nothing.

 

Should I be worried?



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#2 Brazen00

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 07:50 AM

Ok so the upload spike has just reoccurred. In the 15 mins since I posted, my VPN has recorded uploads of 1390MB. I suspect I should be worried.



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Posted 13 January 2015 - 09:44 AM

Sounds like you have a P2P file sharing program running. uTorrent would be an example.


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Posted 13 January 2015 - 03:15 PM

I've never had a P2P programming installed on this PC so if there's one running its in the background and unwanted!

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Posted 13 January 2015 - 03:32 PM

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