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#23370 26-Jun-2008 19:14
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I installed Vista a few days ago and been happy with it....... until today (well, last night actually).
I noticed my Xnet usage had crept up quite a bit...  thought it was odd so installed Netlimiter to keep an eye on usage.

Have just got home and and checked my email.... 2 emails, 7mb total. (so...we'll say 10mb total allowing for overheads etc). netlimiter however shows me having used a total of 19mb for the past hour.

Where the fudge did the extra 9mb come from ?? I havent been home!!!

Does Vista have something hiding in the background using my data for me ? Im not running any P2P during the day, and only net things I have running are Logmein, MSN and thats about it really. But the data has only appeared in the last hour. Not any other time.

Vista Sp1 installed.

ideas ?

XPD / Gavin / DemiseNZ



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  #140763 26-Jun-2008 19:35
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Windows updates or anti-virus updates probably.


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  #140764 26-Jun-2008 19:37
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Nope, Windows updates disabled and antivirus about wouldve only been around 400k if that and runs at 2am.

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  #140773 26-Jun-2008 20:21
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Any data use is possibly multiplied many times if you are dropping packets somewhere...

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  #140901 27-Jun-2008 14:52
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What you could do is lock down the router to only allow specific ports out and in. 

Does incoming traffic count towards your quota ?  someone trying to talk to you perhaps ?  Maybe your IP is cahced in someone elses P2P program and they are after parts of a file ?


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