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3 calls re: excessive data usage. Told yesterday to unplug LAN overnight & call back NOW told to post? I'm not familiar with this???

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Re: 3 calls re: excessive data usage. Told yesterday to unplug LAN overnight & call back NOW told to post? I'm not familiar with this???

I'm on Gen4 & they added a bunch of Tokens for me yesterday.  That hasn't gone down today.  It's the Glasswire # growing.  We just installed that yesterday, to see what the prob might be.  It still doesn't make much sense to me, but it doesn't need to if it's not fixing to blow up!!

& yes the Windows updates did install when I did a restart earlier.
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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: 3 calls re: excessive data usage. Told yesterday to unplug LAN overnight & call back NOW told to post? I'm not familiar with this???

Well, Chrome used 9.9MB, and Malwarebytes used 0.9, so there's 10.8 of the additional 11.6MBs since 3:25PM.  So the other 0.8 is spread over a few things.  The Status Meter, McAfee, Accuweather, etc.  11.6MB data over two hours and fifty four minutes is not much usage at all.  It looks fine.  

No.  It's not going to blow up.  LOL.  Everything right now looks good.  Since 3:25PM you've used very little data. 

Just keep an eye on it.  Unless it starts rising drastically, you are fine.  Remember, that 300.7MB is your total for the day, not since you last checked it.  That's the total since 12:43AMthis morning (your left slider wasn't quite on 12:00AM, but you weren't on then, anyway, as you can see).  When you look at the "Day" tomorrow, it will be from 12:00AM to when you are looking at it.

Also, even when you X out of the program on the screen, it's still tallying.  It doesn't shut down.  It only shuts off if you go to the icon in the task bar, right click it, and click exit.  But, don't do that.  LOL. 

Again, everything looks fine right now.  


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Distinguished Professor IV

Re: 3 calls re: excessive data usage. Told yesterday to unplug LAN overnight & call back NOW told to post? I'm not familiar with this???

Also, Old Labs indicated that the Windows 7 updates today were about 175MB, and your Host Processes is right at that, so that's something that you won't have every day. 

So, in reality, without the updates, your usage was about 125MB so far today.  That's not bad at all.   Heck, I probably use at least twice that every day that I'm on, not counting any Windows updates that I have.   


AMD Ryzen 5 3400G | XPG SX8200 Pro 500GB M.2 NVMe SSD | Western Digital Blue 500GB HDD | 16GB Corsair DDR4-3000 | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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Re: 3 calls re: excessive data usage. Told yesterday to unplug LAN overnight & call back NOW told to post? I'm not familiar with this???

No need for the big hammer - I've put the 15 pound sledge away.

Yesterday that 243 MB was used rather quickly (the reason we were serious) and by the time we were through yesterday you'd burned through over 1GB.

Total for today is in the 300 MB range - and 175 MB of that was Windows Update.

The HughesNet subscribers here can tell you how best to optimize, strategize, and stretch data for your particular plan.

I was just filling in for Gwalk during his absence -  I am not GWalk nor do I play him on the Internet. I am however a shill like him, just elsewhere or so I'm told Smiley Wink but just helping out a fellow space traveler...           
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Re: 3 calls re: excessive data usage. Told yesterday to unplug LAN overnight & call back NOW told to post? I'm not familiar with this???

So all this is translating to me as....don't panic if it goes over 300 in a day, unless it does it in 15 minutes and my free Tokens aren't eaten up as they were yesterday!   And run the Malware scan every 4 days.       Thanks again for everybody's help!
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Re: 3 calls re: excessive data usage. Told yesterday to unplug LAN overnight & call back NOW told to post? I'm not familiar with this???

Old Labs.....I couldn't have done this without ya!!!    (keep the sledge handy...jic!?)
Take care!
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Assistant Professor

Re: 3 calls re: excessive data usage. Told yesterday to unplug LAN overnight & call back NOW told to post? I'm not familiar with this???

Mine came back negative to. They are very nasty things and can cause excessive usage. Glad to see Cathy seems to have things under control now.
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Re: 3 calls re: excessive data usage. Told yesterday to unplug LAN overnight & call back NOW told to post? I'm not familiar with this???

Hi Old Labs, got home at 5:15pm and proceeded to make a miss move on a setting in my new router and made toast out of my wireless network.
Had to move heaven and earth (plus a lot of the Wife's glassware so I could connect by Ethernet and fix the problem.
I know better than that but it was such a little change Smiley Happy
 
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Re: 3 calls re: excessive data usage. Told yesterday to unplug LAN overnight & call back NOW told to post? I'm not familiar with this???

Cathy,
It really looks OK at this point. Your big user for the day was Windows Updates and this is the week for them.

I make it a point to run a manual virus scan and a manual Malwarebytes scan once per week as a "housekeeping" chore.

Keep an eye on things and give us screenshot once or twice a day for a couple of days just to stay vigilant.
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Re: 3 calls re: excessive data usage. Told yesterday to unplug LAN overnight & call back NOW told to post? I'm not familiar with this???

Do you have a virus scan link you recommend & can send me?  The only thing I've ever used was whatever Mcafee has & that didn't seem to stop whatever bit me?!    Many thanks!