What steals my broadband ?

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  1. Posts : 31
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    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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  2. Posts : 7,711
    3-Win-7Prox64 3-Win10Prox64 3-LinuxMint20.2
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    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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  4. Posts : 10
    Win 10 X64 Home
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    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. Posts : 31
    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #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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  6. Posts : 10
    Win 10 X64 Home
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    Ron Wolpa said:
    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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  8. Posts : 10
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    @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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  9. Posts : 5,202
    Windows 11 Home
       #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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  10. Posts : 31
    windows 10 pro
    Thread Starter
       #10

    MIKLO said:
    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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