How to stop my PC from taking more bandwidth than it needs

December 7, 2017 at 18:38:50
Specs: Windows 8.1
So. Im not very smart with tech in some areas. Im good with graphics cards and some components but when it comes to internet, ports and all that stuff im beyond clueless.

Would anyone have an idea as to why my Desktop PC takes up so much more bandwidth than it actually ever needs to use? I dont recall what exactly our bandwidth is but its more than enough to support several strong PC's using it. So its not because we need an upgrade. My PC simply just takes it all so every other computer or console in the house barely functions online because of it.


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#1
December 7, 2017 at 18:48:19
You didn't post any specifics about anything, so it's difficult to give any advice. One possibility I can think of is the PC is infected & constantly "phoning home" to the mothership.

Try this for starters: https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcle...


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#2
December 7, 2017 at 18:56:18
Yeah im afraid im not the best to give technical specifics.. Im not terribly good with any of this internet tech stuff. Or most tech stuff to be entirely honest. Im a gamer who's lucky enough to have a fair amount of money from being born lucky so I tend to find the good parts and just get them which leaves me very ignorant about the details.

Also ive used Malwarebytes a bunch in the past and made several scans and such. But its never improved this issue any of those times.


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#3
December 7, 2017 at 19:03:07
ADWCleaner is by Malwarebytes but is more specific and a one time cleaner type so try it also.

When all of your programs are closed, open Task Manager and look at what is using all of the CPU or memory. These are probably your culprits. Uninstall anything that you do not use (Google if it is safe to remove if you are not sure).
You could be sharing your processing power over the internet unknowing due to a site you visited, without being otherwise destructive to your system.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
December 9, 2017 at 07:22:03
There are two free programs from Malwarebytes, "ADWCleaner" and "MalwareBytes Anti-Malware".
Both should be run as they look for different things (ADW focussing on browser related malware). ADWCleaner just runs from a downloaded file and is a very small program. Run this first.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#5
December 9, 2017 at 09:06:34
I have both an SSD drive for windows and the most important programs aswell as a large HDD. Does Malwarebytes programs (anti-malware and adwcleaner) check both drives? Or do I need to do something to check them both?

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#6
December 9, 2017 at 11:05:46
They will check the drive which contains programs, which is all that is needed. There is no need to go any further unless unplugging the drives makes any difference to the problem (unlikely).

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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