Internet usage leaving computer idle

Discussion in 'Networking, Telephony & Internet' started by tez, Aug 2, 2003.

  1. tez

    tez Member

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    Hi,

    Just wondering, now that Im off Netstats and on Datamonitor with Optusnet, would leaving my computer on 24/7 chew up alot of download?

    I would have thought no, but this morning when I got up, it had used approximately 100 - 150mb from where I left it last night.

    No other computers connected to the network were left on, and the only thing I had running was AVG anti virus, which doesnt update automatically.

    Is Windows update and other hidden Windows programs constantly accessing the net?

    Terry
     
  2. gords

    gords Oh deer!

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    Windows Update might be downloading hotfixes in the background. Is it turned on or off?
     
  3. MR CHILLED

    MR CHILLED D'oh!

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    No, it shouldnt be anywhere near that sort of overhead. Bit hard to answer given that no one knows what apps you have running. Get yourself a monitoring program like ZoneAlarm to let you see exactly what apps are requesting net access.
     
  4. tristan8

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    you can use netstat from your command prompt to see what is using the net. maybe you have some spyware running or something....
     

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