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I am suddenly using data at an alarming rate--cloudfront.net

Sophomore

I am suddenly using data at an alarming rate--cloudfront.net

Hi

cloudfront.net is showing on my Glasswire suddenly and it is using a lot of data.  Can one of you fine people tell me how to get rid of it?  I looked on the internet and it says its connected to Amazon. ??  It appeared after an update.  You've been a great help in the past and I look forward to your suggestions.

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Distinguished Professor III

Re: I am suddenly using data at an alarming rate--cloudfront.net


@BirdDog wrote:

You could have a rootkit virus. Try the beta Malwarebytes anti-rootkit program, it works well: https://www.malwarebytes.com/antirootkit/


Good idea.  

 

I use Norton Power Eraser for the same.  


AMD FX-6100 | Samsung 250GB 840 EVO SSD | Western Digital Blue 500GB HDD | 16GB DDR3-1866 | EVGA Geforce GTX 550ti | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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Senior Instructor

Re: I am suddenly using data at an alarming rate--cloudfront.net

If it's showing on Glasswire, it's something installed in Windows. Need to find out which one and uninstall it. There also may be remnants left behind in places like the registry (or hwatever they use now) that also have to be removed. A good malware package such as Malwarebytes can help with the rest.


* Disclaimer: I am a HughesNet customer and not a HughesNet employee. All of my comments are my own and do not necessarily represent HughesNet in any way.
Sophomore

Re: I am suddenly using data at an alarming rate--cloudfront.net

ran  malware nothing wrong  also deleted Amazon app off my computer,  just trying to understand what is going on.  We usually don't have problems with data as we watch it carefully, but this is really burning it up--thanks for your input.

Assistant Professor

Re: I am suddenly using data at an alarming rate--cloudfront.net

You say it started after an update. An update of what?

Distinguished Professor III

Re: I am suddenly using data at an alarming rate--cloudfront.net

@farmerhugh 

 

Make sure you haven't had any plug-ins installed in your browser that you aren't aware of.  Also, you can narrow the times in Glasswire using the sliders, which can sometimes help you to determine if it's related to a specific site you visit(ed), as in when the data usage happens, or even when it started.

 

You may want to look at a registry cleaner like CCleaner, but be VERY careful when using one.  It's a good idea to make a backup of your system before you do. CCleaner also asks you if you want to save your registry settings before it does any registry cleaning, which it will do in a Windows folder (usually Documents) if you choose to (you definitely should).


AMD FX-6100 | Samsung 250GB 840 EVO SSD | Western Digital Blue 500GB HDD | 16GB DDR3-1866 | EVGA Geforce GTX 550ti | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Sophomore

Re: I am suddenly using data at an alarming rate--cloudfront.net

a windows update--i did a system restore to the week before and it stopped and them i looked again this week cause my data was deleted more than normal and it was back with no update ran.  very frustrating!

Sophomore

Re: I am suddenly using data at an alarming rate--cloudfront.net

thanks Gabe--I have also ran cccleaner.

Assistant Professor

Re: I am suddenly using data at an alarming rate--cloudfront.net

You could have a rootkit virus. Try the beta Malwarebytes anti-rootkit program, it works well: https://www.malwarebytes.com/antirootkit/

Distinguished Professor III

Re: I am suddenly using data at an alarming rate--cloudfront.net


@BirdDog wrote:

You could have a rootkit virus. Try the beta Malwarebytes anti-rootkit program, it works well: https://www.malwarebytes.com/antirootkit/


Good idea.  

 

I use Norton Power Eraser for the same.  


AMD FX-6100 | Samsung 250GB 840 EVO SSD | Western Digital Blue 500GB HDD | 16GB DDR3-1866 | EVGA Geforce GTX 550ti | Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
Sophomore

Re: I am suddenly using data at an alarming rate--cloudfront.net

Thanks everyone--tried all of the above, Guess i'll go back to the drawing board