I know why I don't use McAfee. What a data hog
I agree, haven't used their products in years ... problem is that nearly everything is so bloated these days that most are data hogs.
. Also no idea who 188.8.131.52 is. Is it McAfee
Looking at some of those addresses myself.
So far things seem to go Germany and the Netherlands ...... hmmmm
Plus there are 5300 other connections accounting for 1.6 GB
I am going to suggest that you install Malwarebytes from:
Download and install the free version.
Update it database
Run a manual scan.
just seem malwarebytes in your list.
can you do a update an d scan ?
This is a repost of a reply to another user but lets see if this explanation and steps make more sense to you:
there are PROGRAMS .... those you can see and there are PROCESSES ... those you are not going to "see" running but you will see their effect on your allowance.
They do not run all the time, they come and go.
That is what GlassWire is for ... to see what program ran and how much data it used AND what unseen background process ran and how much data they used.
So, what does GlassWire show for that defined period ?
I am going to post a screenshot of my GlassWire output for a period I will define.
So, by the numbers ......
(CLICK ON THE PICTURE FOR A LARGER IMAGE)
Follow these steps:
#1: SELECT THE "USAGE" TAB
#2: SELECT THE "APPS" BUTTON
#3: SELECT THE "WEEK" BUTTON
#4: MOVE THE "SLIDERS" TO DEFINE THE DESIRED PERIOD WITHIN THE WEEK
NOTE: The time and dates are in the "banner" near the top/center
#5: THE TOTAL OF ALL DATA USED DURING THE DEFINED PERIOD IS DISPLAYED INCLUDING UPLOAD AND DOWNLOAD
#6: A LIST OF ALL THE PROGRAMS AND ALL THE PROCESSES THAT USED DATA DURING THE DEFINED PERIOD.
The amount of data used is listed right after the program/process name
The biggest users are at the top.
In my example the top user for that period was Internet Explorer (browser) @78.1 MB used
followed by Thunderbird (email client program) @ 14.8 MB
Both of those are "programs" ... I can "see" them open on my desktop .. I know they are running, I just don't know how much data they used until I call up a report from GlassWire.
The next user in my list is Avast Service .... this is associated with my anti-virus program and this is a "background" process that ran (in addition the anti-virus program itself) and I would not have been aware of the data used by this process without looking GlassWire but known or unknown, it still hit my data allowance for 10.7 MB.