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Topic # 32026 8-Apr-2009 20:27
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Ok so ive been using around 200-300mb per day so I downloaded NetLimiter 2 pro and its run for 2 days. Looking at the usage under the computers internet name it showed 100mb used yesterday. If i then click on ashwebsv.exe it shows 97mb used from it.

I then look to day so far and the computers internet name shows so far 100mb used but only 38mb used from ashwebsv.exe

I google this and found its apart of Avast! that is a antivirus that i run. avast! Web Scanner

Is it actaully using that ammount of mb showen by NetLimiter 2 pro? If so any one know how to remove it and what exactly it does. I would like to keep avast! but cant afford ito loose 30-100mb a day from it as im on a 3gb plan atm.

Please help thanks. - If this is a web scanner what exactly does it do and can I remove it disable it while just having the Avast software to scan manually my own files

Ok so ive been using around 200-300mb per day so I downloaded NetLimiter 2 pro and its run for 2 days. Looking at the usage under the computers internet name it showed 100mb used yesterday. If i then click on ashwebsv.exe it shows 97mb used from it.





I then look to day so far and the computers internet name shows so far 100mb used but only 38mb used from ashwebsv.exe





I google this and found its apart of Avast! that is a antivirus that i run. avast! Web Scanner





Is it actaully using that ammount of mb showen by NetLimiter 2 pro? If so any one know how to remove it and what exactly it does. I would like to keep avast! but cant afford ito loose 30-100mb a day from it as im on a 3gb plan atm.





Please help thanks. - If this is a web scanner what exactly does it do and can I remove it disable it while just having the Avast software to scan manually my own files.






EDIT i just terminated avast! on-access scanner, then checked netlimiter 2 pro found that ashwebsv.exe has gone but now instead of showing activity with my computers internet name and ashwebsv.exe it shows activity with my computers name and iexplore.exe





Does internet exploxer have a web scanner 2? Can i turn that off also. I only go to secure sites


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  Reply # 206082 8-Apr-2009 20:56
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i tried Avast and quickly got rid of it because of the amount of websites that suddenly i couldnt visit unless i shut down avast, you could try firefox it has a great web scanner that shows you if sites are safe before you visit them




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  Reply # 206086 8-Apr-2009 21:08
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I have used avast for about 5 years and never had any issues its fantastic

Why would avast stop you from visiting a website?

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  Reply # 206092 8-Apr-2009 21:32
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but is avast web scan (that process) using/doubling my internet usage - making my usage 2x per day. And what about Internet exploxer? I see on Netlimiter 2 pro its showing activity been used the ammount being used per sec for my computers name and the webscanner. And if I disable it I see activty with my computers name and Internet explxoer. Shouldnt only one process show activity?

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  Reply # 206096 8-Apr-2009 21:48
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Using Avast here on three PC's on our network.  We've had no issues whatsoever with either internet usage or nasties.

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  Reply # 206105 8-Apr-2009 22:32
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johnr: I have used avast for about 5 years and never had any issues its fantastic

Why would avast stop you from visiting a website?

John


no idea but  i would load a web page it would say done and the page would be blank , turn avast off and reload and the webpage would load




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  Reply # 207482 17-Apr-2009 09:33
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Hello213: but is avast web scan (that process) using/doubling my internet usage - making my usage 2x per day. And what about Internet exploxer? I see on Netlimiter 2 pro its showing activity been used the ammount being used per sec for my computers name and the webscanner. And if I disable it I see activty with my computers name and Internet explxoer. Shouldnt only one process show activity?


I think the web scanner is just scanning the information being requested and downloaded by Internet Explorer/Firefox/Opera/Safari and then passing it on to the browser. I shouldn't think it is downloading the information twice I would think that it is scanning on one port and redirecting it to Internet Explorer on another port therefore Netlimiter Pro will pick it up twice as a change in port is still local network activity. Look for 127.0.0.1 addresses these are local and not internet traffic.

If you disable Avast the process stops and Internet Explorer takes over the downloads but you will have no web virus protection, which if you only download from legit sites you shouldn't have a problem with unless a legit site has been infected with malware which does happen from time to time.

Be aware that Avast updates it signatures every 240 mins, if you are worried about bandwidth usage I would set this to 1440 mins or once every day.

The only decent way to track network usage is to insert a proxy server in between the modem/router and your computers. Easier said than done though.

cheers
db




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Reply # 207596 17-Apr-2009 14:56
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vexxxboy: i tried Avast and quickly got rid of it because of the amount of websites that suddenly i couldnt visit unless i shut down avast, you could try firefox it has a great web scanner that shows you if sites are safe before you visit them



I found avast crashed Outlook thats about the only problem i've had with it.

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  Reply # 207600 17-Apr-2009 15:12
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Hello213:

I then look to day so far and the computers internet name shows so far 100mb used but only 38mb used from ashwebsv.exe


EDIT i just terminated avast! on-access scanner, then checked netlimiter 2 pro found that ashwebsv.exe has gone but now instead of showing activity with my computers internet name and ashwebsv.exe it shows activity with my computers name and iexplore.exe


Does internet exploxer have a web scanner 2? Can i turn that off also. I only go to secure sites




As explained before this is YOUR Internet usage. Avast is just acting as a proxy and scanning the pages your browser requests. Once you stopped it, then all traffic is accounted to your browser.

No, there isn't a scanner on your browser. This is YOUR actual Internet usage.






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  Reply # 207616 17-Apr-2009 15:29
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Hello213:


I then look to day so far and the computers internet name shows so far 100mb used but only 38mb used from ashwebsv.exe





EDIT i just terminated avast! on-access scanner, then checked netlimiter 2 pro found that ashwebsv.exe has gone but now instead of showing activity with my computers internet name and ashwebsv.exe it shows activity with my computers name and iexplore.exe





Does internet exploxer have a web scanner 2? Can i turn that off also. I only go to secure sites






As explained before this is YOUR Internet usage. Avast is just acting as a proxy and scanning the pages your browser requests. Once you stopped it, then all traffic is accounted to your browser.

No, there isn't a scanner on your browser. This is YOUR actual Internet usage.





On that note ... is there anything you can load onto windows that will allow you to see what programs are actually attempting to connect to the web?



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  Reply # 208085 20-Apr-2009 10:50
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philipnewmannz:
On that note ... is there anything you can load onto windows that will allow you to see what programs are actually attempting to connect to the web?


Netlimiter Pro 2 will show you every app connecting to the local network and the internet. It also has the capability of restricting those applications, or slowing them down.

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Kids Media Center: NVIDIA Shield TV 16GB: Kodi18.a2/SPMC17.a11 with Titan, Emby, NextPVR, 120GB SSD
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  Reply # 208087 20-Apr-2009 10:53
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Netlimiter Pro 2 will show you every app connecting to the local network and the internet. It also has the capability of restricting those applications, or slowing them down.

cheers
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Oh thanks, yeah i have a problem with things wanting to connect to the internet when i'm on mobile internet this might help the problem.



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  Reply # 208819 23-Apr-2009 16:06
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browned:
Hello213: but is avast web scan (that process) using/doubling my internet usage - making my usage 2x per day. And what about Internet exploxer? I see on Netlimiter 2 pro its showing activity been used the ammount being used per sec for my computers name and the webscanner. And if I disable it I see activty with my computers name and Internet explxoer. Shouldnt only one process show activity?


I think the web scanner is just scanning the information being requested and downloaded by Internet Explorer/Firefox/Opera/Safari and then passing it on to the browser. I shouldn't think it is downloading the information twice I would think that it is scanning on one port and redirecting it to Internet Explorer on another port therefore Netlimiter Pro will pick it up twice as a change in port is still local network activity. Look for 127.0.0.1 addresses these are local and not internet traffic.

If you disable Avast the process stops and Internet Explorer takes over the downloads but you will have no web virus protection, which if you only download from legit sites you shouldn't have a problem with unless a legit site has been infected with malware which does happen from time to time.

Be aware that Avast updates it signatures every 240 mins, if you are worried about bandwidth usage I would set this to 1440 mins or once every day.

The only decent way to track network usage is to insert a proxy server in between the modem/router and your computers. Easier said than done though.

cheers
db


Around how much mb does the signature updates use every time it updates them?

Thanks.



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  Reply # 208820 23-Apr-2009 16:07
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browned:
Hello213: but is avast web scan (that process) using/doubling my internet usage - making my usage 2x per day. And what about Internet exploxer? I see on Netlimiter 2 pro its showing activity been used the ammount being used per sec for my computers name and the webscanner. And if I disable it I see activty with my computers name and Internet explxoer. Shouldnt only one process show activity?


I think the web scanner is just scanning the information being requested and downloaded by Internet Explorer/Firefox/Opera/Safari and then passing it on to the browser. I shouldn't think it is downloading the information twice I would think that it is scanning on one port and redirecting it to Internet Explorer on another port therefore Netlimiter Pro will pick it up twice as a change in port is still local network activity. Look for 127.0.0.1 addresses these are local and not internet traffic.

If you disable Avast the process stops and Internet Explorer takes over the downloads but you will have no web virus protection, which if you only download from legit sites you shouldn't have a problem with unless a legit site has been infected with malware which does happen from time to time.

Be aware that Avast updates it signatures every 240 mins, if you are worried about bandwidth usage I would set this to 1440 mins or once every day.

The only decent way to track network usage is to insert a proxy server in between the modem/router and your computers. Easier said than done though.

cheers
db


Around how much mb does the signature updates use every time it updates them?

Thanks.

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