How to Regulate Apps' Demands for Web Access


  1. Posts : 31
    Windows 7 Professional --> Windows 10
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    How to Regulate Apps' Demands for Web Access


    Windows Version 10.0.18363 Build 18363

    I use Firefox browser and Carbonite for backup. Email client is Thunderbird. ISP is ATT Uverse.

    Today's Internet access is Ping 31 ms : DL 13.2 Mbps : UL 0.89 Mbps

    There's an ongoing problem with Carbonite hogging bandwidth so that when it's running, browsing and other tasks that require web access become very slow. I can manually turn Carbonite on and off when I want web access, I can set it to reduce Internet use or only back up during certain hours or only back up once a day. None of these options elegantly resolves my problem. I've talked to their support folks and they had nothing to offer.

    What I want is a way to prioritize certain apps so that when I need Internet access for my browser or e-mail client or logging onto a game client or downloading a game, they will get priority vs something like Carbonite. Is anybody aware of a setting I'm missing or an app that's tried and true for this purpose?
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    jmrathbun said:
    What I want is a way to prioritize certain apps so that when I need Internet access for my browser or e-mail client or logging onto a game client or downloading a game, they will get priority vs something like Carbonite. Is anybody aware of a setting I'm missing or an app that's tried and true for this purpose?
    Not on a 'per app' basis, but you can restrict all background apps


    Restrict Background Data Usage for Wi-Fi and Ethernet in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 31
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    Thanks for answering!

    I looked at the article and followed instructions. I think WinX has changed some things since the article was written. There was no setting for "When I'm within 10% of my limit" and I'm not really interested in total data exchanged, just which data gets priority at a particular moment. I did find a setting for "Limit what store apps and Windows features can do in the background" and set that from Never to Always. Peculiarly, the data usage stats didn't show any use of my Internet bandwidth by Carbonite over the past month, which is obviously wrong. The other statistics I saw seemed to make sense.
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