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Topic # 120899 17-Jun-2013 17:44
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I really think they make it up.

I have access to 150GB of allowance.

Last night I had used 132GB.  This morning I turned on my puter, but have been so busy I have not really used it.

Now I get two email in one day......warning me of my usage.

How can I jump from 132 to 160 in less than 12 hours.  This totally beats me.

Anyone else had this issue.


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  Reply # 838240 17-Jun-2013 17:46
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Any torrent running?





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  Reply # 838241 17-Jun-2013 17:48
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bittorrent?
automatic updates on windows, games, itunes etc?
cloud backup services syncing? (e.g. dropbox, mega, icloud etc)


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  Reply # 838247 17-Jun-2013 17:59
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Traffic accounting might just be 'catching' up. Johnr would probably be able to comment on this

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  Reply # 838255 17-Jun-2013 18:00
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People suggesting it could be "Windows update"... Seriously, even a full month update is only around 100 - 250 MB, and that's if you have a lot of Microsoft software installed (Windows, Office, Visual Studio, SQL Server, Windows Live) otherwise it's usually less.

To reach 1GB on Windows Update it would have to be a fresh computer install with no updates installed ever. I'm sure the OP would point it out if that was the case? Or not?

The OP is talking about 30GB so I would discard Windows updates (or Apple updates, which are usually even bigger).






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  Reply # 838256 17-Jun-2013 18:00
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No torrents and is showing a huge upload today only and I have not been on the puter.


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  Reply # 838258 17-Jun-2013 18:02
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What security level are you using on WiFi?

WiFi locked down?

Have you updated your WiFi password lately?


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  Reply # 838261 17-Jun-2013 18:04
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flygirlnz: No torrents and is showing a huge upload today only and I have not been on the puter.



You haven't used your PC, but was it on?





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  Reply # 838262 17-Jun-2013 18:05
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Have you scanned it for malware, spyware , scareware or any other nasty?



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  Reply # 838263 17-Jun-2013 18:06
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don't really know.  Am waiting for Technical now.  During this time I have just received another email.  Something is definately wrong.

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  Reply # 838265 17-Jun-2013 18:08
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check out http://www.malwarebytes.org/

Download free version and do a complete scan of all PCs connected to your network

Do you run any mail servers?

There is lots you can be doing as part of basic fault checking as listed above

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  Reply # 838269 17-Jun-2013 18:19
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freitasm: People suggesting it could be "Windows update"... Seriously, even a full month update is only around 100 - 250 MB, and that's if you have a lot of Microsoft software installed (Windows, Office, Visual Studio, SQL Server, Windows Live) otherwise it's usually less.

To reach 1GB on Windows Update it would have to be a fresh computer install with no updates installed ever. I'm sure the OP would point it out if that was the case? Or not?

The OP is talking about 30GB so I would discard Windows updates (or Apple updates, which are usually even bigger).


Nobody suggested it would just be a windows update, but its possible to be that combined with other items
Some game updates can run into many GBs, for example, and if you haven't run steam for a while you can end up with many games downloading updates all at the same time

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  Reply # 838273 17-Jun-2013 18:26
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Is your router poorly configured and allowing allowing remote DNS lookups?




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  Reply # 838275 17-Jun-2013 18:28
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sbiddle: Is your router poorly configured and allowing allowing remote DNS lookups?



I have no idea....I would not even know how to check for that, however I will muddle around and look for it



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  Reply # 838277 17-Jun-2013 18:30
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freitasm: Is the firewall in your router turned ON?

What router do you have?



Oh I will check that....i have a netcomm wireless router

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