Windows 10: What steals my broadband ?

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  1.    18 Dec 2017 #1

    What steals my broadband ?


    I noticed my connection has been too slow , then I took a look on the Bandwidth monitor (Bandwidth Monitor - Monitor Bandwidth, Network Bandwidth Monitor, Bandwidth Monitor Software ) and found out that all my bandwith is in use.
    As there is not any download , application upgrade or Windows 10 upgrade in progress , how to determine what steals the broadband and how to block it ?
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       18 Dec 2017 #2

    Hi,
    Quite a few things use bandwidth in win-10
    Apps/ 10 it's self/ and third party programs apps/ Onedrive .......
    It is a cloud first world

    First see what your advanced windows update settings are set too
    There's new feature in 10 that share updates with others on the internet basically using your bandwidth as a MS updates server or within your own home network which the second wouldn't too bad except it is not a default setting.

    Apps wise just turn off as many Live titles as you can.

    This is an old issue I was reminded of here
    http://www.thewindowsclub.com/config...ttings-windows
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       18 Dec 2017 #3
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       18 Dec 2017 #4

    As Thrash said this is indeed an old issue. Learning from my past mistakes when I get a new computer I go through and "tweak" unneeded things. As you may know Micro$oft likes to "call home" for any reason.After I make all my changes I in fact do notice an improvement, it has often surprised me when I look at the start when I log on almost everything wants to look for updates and what ever else they do. Anyway no doubt if you're vigilant you will see a difference when you sort this problem.
    Good luck,
    MIKLO
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  5.    18 Dec 2017 #5

    Hello , thank you for the answers.
    Very strange that I had not this trouble until yesterday , it does not seem to be a Windows update issue.
    No uploads are shown on the monitor graphic , only downloads and it is not any update.
    I limited the reservable bandwidth (local group policy editor) to only 10% but the download keeps.








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       19 Dec 2017 #6

    Ron Wolpa said: View Post
    Hello , thank you for the answers.
    Very strange that I had not this trouble until yesterday , it does not seem to be a Windows update issue.
    No uploads are shown on the monitor graphic , only downloads and it is not any update.
    I limited the reservable bandwidth (local group policy editor) to only 10% but the download keeps.








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    TCPView from System internals is a safe very good App to let you see what is happening on your computer. Of course make sure you download from the correct site and check for malware but I trust System internals 100% ya just gotta make sure no bad guys sneek some unwanted things in.Good luck again.
    MIKLO
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       20 Dec 2017 #8

    @ThrashZone Very nice I have not seen this before so I will save for when needed. Key words yet and when needed as it is with so many tools we have for Windoze. Thanks I read the tutorial and as usual Brink is on the case so my thanks also go to him of course.

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       20 Dec 2017 #9

    You can use Windows Data Usage to check.

    Monitor your data usage in Windows 10 - CNET

    Free version of GlassWire shows it in a more friendly way.
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  •    20 Dec 2017 #10

    MIKLO said: View Post
    TCPView
    Hello , I have TCPView instaled , all I have to do is to press F6 on the Bandwidth monitor to call it . It is a very useful application.Two days ago I installed GlassWire and liked a lot the features and interface.

    But what steals my broadband ?
    The answer is : Windows 10 upgrades .

    As I wrote "Windows not downloading any update" - just because the I had not clicked the download button - I could not be more wrong. I had chosen to defer updates and got used to decide when to click download button, but some mandatory updates are downloaded whether people want it or not.
    When I made up my mind to click the updates download button the download bar came up already around 40 % (this time it was the update version 1703).
    Microsoft is very pushy as to Windows 10 updates.Very annoying. Cheers
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