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Is there a way to check the history of programs that used up your bandwidth?


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#1 signofzeta

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Posted 01 August 2015 - 11:09 PM

I only know of a way to check on what programs are currently using bandwidth, but is there a way to check what program used a certain amount of bandwidth 2 hours ago?

 

The reason I ask this is that I normally use 2 to 4 GB of internet, and today I used almost 7 GB, and my browsing habits haven't changed.  During 2 hours, it seems that my computer was using around 3 GB or bandwidth according to networx.  I also ran malwarebytes and it found nothing.

 

Right now, as of this posting, it is 12:04AM Eastern standard time.  I want to know how to check what programs were using how much bandwidth between 10PM to 12AM Eastern standard time, which was 2 hours ago.

 

To give a comparison, I would use up 4GB of bandwidth if and only if I stream a 3 hour long movie and stream an entire baseball game.  Today, I didn't do that.  During the 2 hours, I saw that the internet is being used at around 1 to 2 MB/s so I want to know what program is using that at a certain point in time in the past.

 

I don't care about the present usage.  Just the past usage.



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Posted 02 August 2015 - 12:36 AM

Hello -

It seems that your ISP is not as good as mine. They can pick any day and break it right down to any hour for me.

This is just a typical day that I selected (for no reason) from my ToolboxYour ISP should be able to do this for you..

 

12/07/15    899.9MB    1.7MB    69.0MB

Hourly usage on 12/07/2015
Hour    Anytime    Freezone    Uploads
12:00 AM – 1:00 AM    0.1MB    0.0MB    0.1MB
1:00 AM – 2:00 AM    0.1MB    0.0MB    0.0MB
2:00 AM – 3:00 AM    0.2MB    0.0MB    0.1MB
3:00 AM – 4:00 AM    0.3MB    0.0MB    0.1MB
4:00 AM – 5:00 AM    0.2MB    0.0MB    0.1MB
5:00 AM – 6:00 AM    0.1MB    0.0MB    0.0MB
6:00 AM – 7:00 AM    0.2MB    0.0MB    0.1MB
7:00 AM – 8:00 AM    0.1MB    0.0MB    0.0MB
8:00 AM – 9:00 AM    28.6MB    0.0MB    2.3MB
9:00 AM – 10:00 AM    104.8MB    0.2MB    7.5MB
10:00 AM – 11:00 AM    88.4MB    0.1MB    6.0MB
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM    93.3MB    0.1MB    4.1MB
12:00 PM – 1:00 PM    50.5MB    0.2MB    2.9MB
1:00 PM – 2:00 PM    38.4MB    0.2MB    3.3MB
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM    79.7MB    0.1MB    8.0MB
3:00 PM – 4:00 PM    213.8MB    0.0MB    10.2MB
4:00 PM – 5:00 PM    32.8MB    0.2MB    3.7MB
5:00 PM – 6:00 PM    0.9MB    0.0MB    0.3MB
6:00 PM – 7:00 PM    28.4MB    0.1MB    2.1MB
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM    20.6MB    0.0MB    1.3MB
8:00 PM – 9:00 PM    62.2MB    0.2MB    8.5MB
9:00 PM – 10:00 PM    8.0MB    0.1MB    3.9MB
10:00 PM – 11:00 PM    41.7MB    0.1MB    3.3MB
11:00 PM – 12:00 AM    6.3MB    0.0MB    1.2MB
 

I have the date listed at the top, then hour by hour it lists my downloads etc. at any time . Freezone is the ISP's site downloads or games.

 

Try them for any ideas, and you are welcome to use this as an example ..

 

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Posted 02 August 2015 - 09:23 AM

I basically want to know specifically what is using how much of my bandwidth on August 1, 2015 from 10:00PM to 12:00AM Eastern standard time so I can find the culprit that is hogging my bandwidth and adjust accordingly.

 

I already know how to check how much bandwidth is currently used per day.

 

I already know how to check how much bandwidth is used in the past per day.

 

I already know how to check how much bandwidth is currently used per program

 

I don't know how to check how much bandwidth is used in the past per program.  That is what I am asking for.

 

I already know how much bandwidth is being used in those 2 hours.  I want to know what is using the most bandwidth at those specific 2 hours.


Edited by signofzeta, 02 August 2015 - 09:30 AM.


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Posted 02 August 2015 - 01:52 PM

Maybe?


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Posted 02 August 2015 - 03:18 PM

 

Does it tell me what program used how much bandwidth in a certain point in the past, or does it only tell me what programs is using how much bandwidth currently?  As I said before, I don't care how my bandwidth is being used currently.  I want to know why more of my bandwidth is being used at a certain point in time in the past.

 

As I said in my previous post, I want to know what programs is using up my bandwidth August 1, 2015 between 10PM to 12AM Eastern standard time.  I find it hard to believe that this program will log any programs using my bandwidth before I installed this program.

 

Another thing is that this program only logs 5 applications at one time for free, and I don't want to pay for this program.  At least that is what it says in the article.


Edited by signofzeta, 02 August 2015 - 03:33 PM.


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Posted 02 August 2015 - 04:11 PM

No there is no way to do what you are asking. If there is no log file then there is nothing to look at.


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Posted 02 August 2015 - 04:34 PM

Ok, quick question.  How can you tell whether you have the install files for windows 10 or not?  I am currently using windows 8.1 and I want to know if that loss of 3GB of bandwidth is due to Microsoft secretly uploading the Windows 10 install files, which happens to be 3GB, to my PC despite not having reserved the copy of windows 10 yet?

 

By the way, the $windows. bt folder is a little over 6GB for me.

 

Another thing, a bunch of files and folders in the sources folder under the $windows. bt folder just happened to be modified August 1, at around 11:20PM Eastern standard time.

 

I want to know if the windows 10 install files are secretly being downloaded and thus using 3GB of bandwidth without my permission, that is, I never reserved windows 10, or was it something else?

 

I know I didn't reserve windows 10 because when I click on the "get windows 10" taskbar icon, it gives me an option to reserve my copy of windows 10, in which I haven't yet, and the reason I didn't is because I don't want the installer files to download to my PC just yet due to the internet in the place I am visiting having a bandwidth cap.

 

I just want to know whether this 3GB loss of bandwidth is due to the download of Windows 10 installer files without permission, or was it merely a coincidence?


Edited by signofzeta, 02 August 2015 - 04:40 PM.


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Posted 02 August 2015 - 05:22 PM

That might be a better question over in the Windows 8.1 or 10 section of these forums. I'd have no idea how to tell you that. But it does sound like something MS would do lol


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