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farmerhugh
Sophomore

glasswire

i am trying to use glasswire to narrow down whats suddenly gobbling up my data.  Could someone be kind enough to tell me what im supposed to be looking for.  im really confused as to how to use it.  thanks
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Ricky
Tutor

Re: glasswire

Liz
Moderator
Moderator

Re: glasswire

Thanks for posting that, Ricky, it's perfect! I was about to search for one of Gwalk's post that had that info, but you got it. Smiley Happy

farmerhugh, please follow Ricky's link for a nice little guide to using GlassWire.

Thanks,
Liz
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farmerhugh
Sophomore

Re: glasswire

thanks!!
Gwalk900
Honorary Alumnus

Re: glasswire

Hi farnerhugh,

Just to add a little .....

You can get a more detailed report for a given time period by adjusting the "sliders" at the bottom of the GlassWire display:


And



There are a couple of points that you need to keep in mind:

#1: GlassWire will only track and display usage for the single computer that it is installed on.

If you have multiple computers you will have to do a separate install on each machine and add the totals.

#2: Keep in mind that having a router connected makes things more difficult as it allows multiple devices to share a connection and the wireless portion is the worst.

As an example I brought my Samsung Galaxy tab 4 home from work for a few days. Despite it being set up to NOT update some installed apps continued to update. The data used was not recorded by GlassWire because it can't be installed on that device. The tablet consumed about 800 MB of data in the few days it was home.

I would encourage you to remove any router from the network during the troubleshooting phase. Connect a single computer directly to the modem.

Test each computer separately over a few days and see what programs or processes are using data.

Remember also that users running Win10 have very little to no control over what and when Win10 updates or the info it "shares".

Also keep in mind that Microsoft is "preloading" Win10 to users of Win7, 8 and 8.1 as a background process.

If you have any questions regarding the use of GlassWire or general data loss issues just post them to this topic and I'll do my best to assist.

   

farmerhugh
Sophomore

Re: glasswire

What is a hypertext transfer.  I really dont understand a lot of these terms/ pn Glaswire I;, thinking of juzt resetting my computer..  In looking back McAfee made a major change in their anti virux.  That was done on April 28th when all my problems started.  Is there any other anti virus that does not suck up data.  Do you feel windows defender is suffcient ro protect computer.  I'm grasping at straws here and getting p at 2 am to use my computer is taking a toll on this old lady. Thanks for your help
BirdDog
Assistant Professor

Re: glasswire

I've used Comodo for several years now and very pleased with it: https://antivirus.comodo.com/download-free-antivirus.php
Gwalk900
Honorary Alumnus

Re: glasswire

Http stands for hyper text transfer protocol . .. browser traffic.

Defender doesn't have the best detection rates.
I use the free version of Avast.
farmerhugh
Sophomore

Re: glasswire

This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled dats hog.

Since 4.28 my 4 month old computer is gobbling up data.  I just got off the phone with HP and they said that my internet provider should be able to provide me wih a report that tells me what is using data. I have talked to customer service, asked for help in the community.  installed glasswire (which I cannot figure out how to understand it.  my computer is useless and I need help please, please please.  I will gladly pay someone if they can help.  I,m old and not computer smart.
Gwalk900
Honorary Alumnus

Re: glasswire

Have you as an aid to tracking usage dropped down to a single directly connected computer, running Glasswire ?

Where are you running into difficulties with Glasswire ?

Can you post a screenshot of one of the tough spots ?