something using my bandwidth  

  1. Posts : 20
    windows 10 home

    something using my bandwidth

    I am using Virgin Mobile for wireless internet and a HP laptop. I am on a capped plan and know how to disable windows updates and I do that. I get them when I go to the library and us their wifi. But something is still often using my precious bandwith and I can't seem to find out what and how to safely stop it. Please advise cause I'm losing more as I write.
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  2. Posts : 40,684
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Hi, Open resource Monitor thus - hopefully you will see the process using the internet.
    something using my bandwidth-1.jpg
    This should be off
    something using my bandwidth-2.jpg
    - and check Settings for Background use by apps - app data and program updates.

    Defender updates routinely- about every 4 hours on a schedule. You may have other programs which update on a schedule.
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  3. Posts : 19,491
    W11+W11 Developer Insider + Linux

    Could be One Drive and/or synchronization with other devices.
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  4. Posts : 5,478

    Have a look in Settings > Network & Internet > Data usage > "View Usage by app" although if it says "System" it isn't much help. You should be able to pick Virgin mobile (or cellular) from the dropdown list.

    something using my bandwidth-capture.png

    You can also go to Settings > Network & Internet > Cellular and make sure "Use cellular instead of Wi-Fi" is set to "Never.

    something using my bandwidth-capture1.png

    And also, from there "Choose apps that can use your cellular data"

    something using my bandwidth-capture2.png
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  5. Posts : 69
    W10 1809

    Check for malware running in the background as well.
    You are using 63% CPU and 0 WiFi bandwidth, yet your connections are showing up as being used.
    An MBR infection can mask the and change the reports you view in windows.
    This behavior is suspicious to me.
    Seek help @ MABM forum: Windows Malware Removal Help Support - Malwarebytes Forums
    Also, SpyBot Search and Destroy forum: Safer-Networking Forums
    Doesn't hurt to ask for a checkup every year, it costs nothing.
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  6. Posts : 40,684
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    I think you're looking at my example screenshot- not genso 's
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  7. Posts : 69
    W10 1809

    dalchina said:
    I think you're looking at my example screenshot- not genso 's
    Ummmm .... Maybe you need a chekup?!
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  8. Posts : 40,684
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    No thanks - normal idle CPU use under 3%, RAM 29%, others 0.
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