Windows 10 uses more data than displayed


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    Windows 10
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    Windows 10 uses more data than displayed


    So far I have only connected my laptop to my phone's hotspot. My phone can monitor the amount of data my laptop is using whenever it is using it's laptop. What concerns me is that, the data used by the laptop displayed on my phone is 800 MB, but Data App Usage is claiming to have only used 73 MB. Could this mean my laptop is infected by malware or virus? How could I solve this problem?
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    Mac OS Catalina
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    The information shown in Windows is Download and upload combined. If your phone is either Android or a iPhone, there are apps to show your data in real time. As for apps to show you Upload and Download, there is Bandwidth Monitor to show upload and download. Download Bandwidth Monitor Pro - MajorGeeks

    I doubt that your laptop is infected. Most likely a background task like Live Tiles if you have in your menu and not using something like Start 10 to give you the traditional menu.
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