Unexplained downloading of data

By rambouk99
Apr 26, 2011
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  1. I have T Mobile broadband which allows me to use 30mb per day, which is enough for what I use the internet for. However, something is downloading between 80mb – 120mb every week or so when I log on. I have checked Macfee and Windows update and both are set not to download any updates automatically and I have checked the remaining software on my PC but can’t find anything else which is downloading. The Task Manager doesn’t show me anything either. Is there anything included in Windows 7 Home edition which downloads data that I'm unware of?

    It would be great to indentify what is downloading this data since my daily limit is only 30mb and afterwards I am getting locked out as I have downloaded too much.

    Is there an option in Windows 7 Home edition which allows me to see what is being downloaded and from where or any software which will do this.

    Your help is much appreciated.
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Your T-mobile provider may be able to identify this phantom down loader for you. There are many Windows 7 updates initially, including Service Pack 1. This would be an issue for the firewall and not the antivirus program
  3. LookinAround

    LookinAround Ex Tech Spotter Posts: 6,491   +184

    Take a look at Netlimiter. I think it can give you history of all internet traffic by process.

    I've only played with the free version (which only shows current traffic - not history) so can't give you other specifics but may be worth a look

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