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Why is my PC using 0.1 to 0.3 mpbs even when idle


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#1 Eshlin

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 07:39 AM

Hi,

 

Over the last day, it used 1.44 Gb so far just by me browsing the net and using a bit of youtube videos. 

 

I do not have any heavy background apps and also ran malwarebytes which did not find anything nor did my antivirus. 

 

However I have been downloading a lot of torrents recently and do sometimes get randomly redirected to advertisements when browsing.

 

Please suggest actions which I could take to alleviate my problem?


Edited by Queen-Evie, 10 November 2015 - 09:10 AM.
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Posted 10 November 2015 - 08:05 AM

FWIW:  I don't see any problem.  Windows is running, completing various tasks...at all times.  If you employ System Restore, it is always running, AFAIK.  If you employ the indexing function, it is always running.  Depending on what browser you employ...it may be downloading, updating, whatever...when you believe there is no activity.

 

Please...provide more detail as to why you believe you have a problem.  That will assist in determining if you have cause for concern.

 

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 08:23 AM

Hi Louis,

 

 

I am concerned that it is using too much. I am not a computer expert but 0.1 to 0.3 mbps seems a lot to me. Especially as it adds up to a lot overtime and I use the internet a lot.Also I am getting mixed reactions from the people I speak to about the issue. Some people think it is normal while others feel that it is abnormal and cause for concern. I have run Avast and Malwarebytes which did not detect anything. Superanti spyware however has detected over 650 problems.

 

I am just concerned because while I may have a lot of internet here at University, I will be going home soon. At home, I have 10 gb a month which others also rely on so I do not want to mess it up for them. This PC is likely to mess things up as it used 1 gb in a day here in UNI.

 

Last year, it did not use up the 10 gb when I was at home for over a month, so I get the impression that it did not always do this.

 

Do you think it will also use 1gb a day at home as well?

 

Also I have been torrenting quite a bit. Could malicious files be the root cause? 



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Posted 10 November 2015 - 09:09 AM

Yes, malicious files could be a reason for your issues. Especially when you download torrents, which is a prime way to get infected.

Based on your statement "and do sometimes get randomly redirected to advertisements when browsing" I have moved your topic to Am I Infected? for a malware check.



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Posted 10 November 2015 - 09:23 AM

Yes, malicious files could be a reason for your issues. Especially when you download torrents, which is a prime way to get infected.
Based on your statement "and do sometimes get randomly redirected to advertisements when browsing" I have moved your topic to Am I Infected? for a malware check.

 

 
Thanks. Do you think that this is a cause for concern or do you think it is normal?

Edited by Queen-Evie, 10 November 2015 - 09:50 AM.
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Posted 10 November 2015 - 09:37 AM

Thanks. Do you think that this is a cause for concern or do you think it is normal?


Edited by Eshlin, 10 November 2015 - 09:37 AM.


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Posted 10 November 2015 - 12:49 PM

Yes, malicious files (malware) is always of great concern.

Being in a university setting, along with downloading torrents, you have a lot of exposure that has or will result in infections.

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Posted 10 November 2015 - 12:59 PM

Also, would this computer be used by Torrent as a partial ["passing-through"] server to help others download stuff onto their computers?


Edited by RolandJS, 10 November 2015 - 12:59 PM.

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Posted 11 November 2015 - 09:52 AM

Please run Malwarebytes AntiMalware
 
Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware
 
1)  Double-click on mbam-setup.exe, then click on Run to install the application, follow the prompts through the installation.
 
2)  Malwarebytes will automatically open.  If this is the first time you have run this version of Malwarbytes you will see an image like the one below.
 
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Click on Update Now, after Malwarebytes is updated click on Scan.
 
If this isn't the first time you have run this version, then you will see an image like the one below.  Click on Scan
 
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You will be prompted to update Malwarebytes, to do so click on Update Now.
 
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3)  The scan will automatically run now.
 
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4)  When the scan is complete the results will be displayed.  Click on Delete All.
 
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5)  Please post the Malwarebytes log.
 
To find your Malwarebytes log,download mbam-check.exe from here and save it to your desktop.
 
To open the log double click on mbam-check.exe on your desktop.  Copy and paste the log in your topic.
 
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Please run TDSSKiller.
 
Please download TDSSKiller from here and save it to your Desktop.
 
The log for the TDSSKiller can be very long.  If you go to the bottom of the log to where you find Scan finished you will see the results of the scan.  If it shows Detected object count: 0 and Actual detected object count: 0, this means that nothing malicious was found and you will not need to post the log.
 
1.  Doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then click on Change parameters.
 
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2.  Check Loaded Modules, Verify Driver Digital Signature, and Detect TDLFS file system.
 
If you are asked to reboot because an "Extended Monitoring Driver is required" please click Reboot now.
 
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3.  Click Start Scan and allow the scan process to run.
 
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4.  If threats are detected select Cure (if available) for all of them unless otherwise instructed.
 
***Do NOT select Delete!
 
Click on Continue.
 
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5.  Click on Reboot computer.
 
Please copy the TDSSKiller.[Version]_[Date]_[Time]_log.txt file found in your root directory (typically c:\) and paste it into your next reply.
 
Note:  The log may be very long.  You may need to break it into parts to post the whole log.
 
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Please run AdwCleaner
 
Please download AdwCleaner and install it.
 
When AdwCleaner opens you will see an image like the one below.
 
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Click on Scan to start the scan.
 
Once the search is complete a list of the pending items will be displayed.  If you see any which you do not want removed, remove the check mark next to it.  
 
Click on Clean to remove the selected items.  If you have any questions about any items in the list please copy and paste the list in your topic so we can review it.  
 
You will receive a message telling you that all programs will be closed so that the infections can be removed.  Click on OK.  The computer will be restarted to complete the cleaning process.
 
When the cleaning process is complete a log of what was removed will be presented.  Please copy and the paste this log in your topic.
 
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Please run the ESET OnlineScan

This scan takes quite a long time to run, so be prepared to allow this to run till it is completed.

***Please note. If you run this scan using Internet Explorer you won't need to download the Eset Smartinstaller.***

ESET Online Scanner

  • Click here to download the installer for ESET Online Scanner and save it to your Desktop.
  • Disable all your antivirus and antimalware software - see how to do that here.
  • Right click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe and select Run as Administrator.
  • Place a checkmark in YES, I accept the Terms of Use, then click Start. Wait for ESET Online Scanner to load its components.
  • Select Enable detection of potentially unwanted applications.
  • Click Advanced Settings, then place a checkmark in the following:
    • Remove found threats
    • Scan archives
    • Scan for potentially unsafe applications
    • Enable Anti-Stealth technology
  • Click Start to begin scanning.
  • ESET Online Scanner will start downloading signatures and scan. Please be patient, as this scan can take quite some time.
  • When the scan is done, click List threats (only available if ESET Online Scanner found something).
  • Click Export, then save the file to your desktop.
  • Click Back, then Finish to exit ESET Online Scanner.

Edited by dc3, 11 November 2015 - 01:03 PM.
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