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Something is consuming over 150GB of bandwidth a month on my desktop


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#1 whays

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 01:02 PM

Within the last three months, I started getting notices from my ISP that I was using an excessive amount of data.  I live in the country so I an on satellite and I pay $100 a month for 150GB of bandwidth.  Last month I went thru the 150gig in 20 days.  I do not stream movies and I do very little youtube.  You can count the number of uploads I do a month on one hand and they are only pics.

 

I have disconnected all other computers and the router from my network.  My pc is connected directly to the modem and the issue is still there.  I cannot find what is causing it or where the data is going.  The intrusion appears to be uploading about 4 times more than downloading.

 

How can I find what is doing this and eliminate it.

 

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#2 Daniel_Boringcliffe

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Posted 26 August 2017 - 01:57 PM

if you're using win10 then navigate to settings > network > data usage | that'll give you an idea

run Zemana portable

install and run Malwarebytes

run JRT

run Adwcleaner

Which AV are you using ? Maybe it's crap

run Emsisoft portable

consider installing Eset smart, navigate to utilities > more utilities > network connections and have a look

consider buying Eset

if you're too poor to buy it or if you just don't want to then install avast, it is free

don't install Bitdefender

update your computer

run Hitmanpro (sounds sketchy, but it is a legit anti malware)

install ccleaner if you haven't already and take a look at all of the crap that starts up with your computer, maybe you'll find something interesting

if you don't like ccleaner or happen to be using win10 then open task manager > boot and check

if you have done all of the above mentioned then please do update about your findings in here, somebody will be glad to help you

and what about your phone ? check your data usage if you connect to your home wifi, maybe you'll find something interesting in there

what about your other computers ? check them as well, maybe they got converted to a botnet 

 


Edited by Daniel_Boringcliffe, 26 August 2017 - 02:16 PM.


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Posted 26 August 2017 - 03:20 PM

Sorry for not saying this in my original post, but I am running Win7 and I am using AVG for AV.

Since I am on win7, do your instructions change, or should I go full steam ahead with them as written?



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Posted 26 August 2017 - 03:48 PM

Don't take me too seriously, I am just a random guy after all, and no, they don't change. Also no need to install avast / eset since you already have AVG. Here are the links to download the above mentioned stuff : https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/junkware-removal-tool/dl/293/

https://toolslib.net/downloads/finish/1-adwcleaner/ 

https://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/malwarebytes-anti-malware/dl/344// 

https://zemana.com/en-US/ThankYou/Download?source=download&ProductID=2&IsFree=False&IsPortable=True 

https://www.emsisoft.com/en/software/eek/download/ 

http://get.hitmanpro.com/


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Posted 27 August 2017 - 10:57 PM

Well, I ran all the scans that you had instructed me to.  They found a bunch of PC Crap that I did not recognize but that doesn't mean much.  The good news is that my "problem" was consuming 5.1 to 6.8 GB of my bandwidth every 24 hours.

 

The last 24 hours of consumption was 0.10 GB.  Pretty nice job there.  What ever it did, it worked.  I will keep you posted.






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