What is downloading/uploading data on my PC

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  1. emmjay

    emmjay Registered Member

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    I have been searching for sometime now to locate a program that will tell me what is being downloaded onto my PC, how much from whom. Process Explorer and System Explorer tell me that certain execs have been activated but do not indicate how many MBs are being consumed during a session. In the past I submitted posts for suggestions but alas no-one knew of one. I got burned once when my bandwidth allocation was near its limit for the month, which I was aware of, so I decided just to check my email. Unfortunately as soon as the session was live, WU auto downloaded 86MB, then Foxit hit me with 30MB. This all happened within seconds. It was a lesson learned the hard way ... turn off auto download. After this I checked my browsers and other apps, but still MBs were being downloaded and that concerned me from a security point of view.

    Today, Hallelujah!!! NetWorx does it. The Usage Report/Applications tab shows the exact MBs sent and received in a session and by what application. To get it to work, go to Settings/Main Tab and tick 'Ignore local traffic on LAN' to get the info. Great little program (freeware) and worth a donation.
     

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  2. CloneRanger

    CloneRanger Registered Member

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    Hi, that's good to hear :thumb: Be nice if you gave a link to NW :)

    You might like to blank out your username from the screenie ;)
     
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    Cudni Global Moderator

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    Indeed a great app and the one I've used/recommended. It can also be set to warn on reaching preset limit
     
  4. FreddyFreeloader

    FreddyFreeloader Registered Member

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    Great post! Thanks for the share.
     
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