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February 4, 2010 at 09:36:19
Specs: Windows XP, 1.6 GHZ
Hi there

I have a capped internet connection and was wondering how I could when i'm not using the web and the pc is online cap all usage. I have noted that even while i dont use the web i use data. Is there a software that completely blocks all out and in without me disconnecting all the time?


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February 4, 2010 at 10:25:26
Its called a firewall. If you are seeing traffic even when you are not browsing then it is either a SpyWare Program or an Automatic Update.

If you want to cap your bandwidth then get a Router and configure it to do so. You can also setup your Router as a firewall to block the ports of the programs on your computer that are constantly chatting with the internet. To find out what applications are doing this, go to your command prompt and type the following command...

netstat -b

Before you go and block every thing you may want to google it first to see what it is. For example svchost.exe will be one you see in the list...

This is a Windows Services Host which runs the services on your computer like Anti-Viruses or Windows Updates and you may not want to block it.

There are lots of articles out there on how to setup a firewall on your computer you may want to do some reading.

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February 4, 2010 at 10:33:40
I believe andreaskinghorn is asking about stopping all internet when not in use. Not a question of bandwidth limiting or security.

I would suggest just disabling /enabling the lan interface would be the easiest way to address this issue. No additional software needed.

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February 4, 2010 at 13:27:17
Taking wanderers suggestion further, the script download at the top of this page might prove useful:-

some other bloke...

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February 4, 2010 at 22:29:03
Hey guys, thanks a lot for the info! I thinks its best simply to disable the network connection while i'm not using the web. Alternatively I will use my firewall 'block all mode' to stop all traffic.

Thanks again!

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