How to see what my PC is uploading

October 11, 2018 at 01:14:10
Specs: Windows 10
I've been told I'm uploading gigabytes of data but I don't believe it. So how do I do I check my internet usage on a wi fi network

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#1
October 11, 2018 at 01:29:04
make sure you close all applications that need an internet connections
then open up task manager and check the performance tab --> check out the wif-meters Send part.

you should be seeing 0Kbps or very close to 0 all the time.

common causes could be:

A virus/malware/spyware (running an anti-virus scan from let's say malwarebytes would be advised)

Or a download client like bittorrent, which seeds(uploads data) to peers(other clients physically close to you)

You can also tell your friend to log into the wifi-router and set an upload limit for your MAC adress in case you guys can't firugure it out.

Also may i ask how your flat-mate(assuming at this point) got the idea it was you stressing the network?

i5-6600K[delid]@4.7GHz/4.3GHz@1.376v LLC=6 | 2x4GB Crucial-DDR4-2133CL15@14-14-14-28 1T 2700MHz@1.35v
MSI Armor RX 570 4GB@1260Mhz core@1.000v/2000MHz


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#2
October 11, 2018 at 04:19:19
Who told you that you were uploading Gigabytes of data? There are scammers about that do this to frighten you into doing something or other.

Run these freebies for starters (in the order given):

AdwCleaner:
https://www.malwarebytes.com/adwcle...
Download and "Save" the file somewhere. Go to the saved file then double click it to run the program. Run the "Scan", followed by the "Clean & Repair".

MalwareBytes (already mentioned):
https://www.malwarebytes.org/
(use the "Free Download" button rather than the "Buy Now" button).
After the install go to "Settings > Protection". Under Scan Options move the "Scan for rootkits" slider over to On and Run the Threat Scan. Quarantine anything it finds.

If either of them find something please copy/paste the associated logs on here.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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