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May 20, 2012 11:02:11 AM

Hello,
I finished putting together my parts a few days ago for my new computer, and I noticed that after I installed bitmeter 2, there's this constant 1.4kb/s usage every 2 seconds or so.

It's my first time using Windows 7, so I don't know if the culprit is Windows, or maybe the MOBO constantly checking for internet connection.(?)

I seriously doubt it's malware or something like that, because all I installed are drivers, AV, and some applications that I use(nothing shady). I even tried reinstalling windows again a few times and it still does this.
Microsoft Security Essentials and Malwarebyte's Anti-malware don't detect anything.

I also tried googling this issue, but couldn't find the issue related to mine.

I need to use bitmeter because my ISP limit data usage, so I need to monitor it carefully. Seeing this constant little usage is kind of annoying lol.

Please help!
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May 20, 2012 11:23:31 AM

Use Resource Monitor to determine which processes are using the network. This should help you narrow things down.
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May 20, 2012 11:46:45 PM

Ijack said:
Use Resource Monitor to determine which processes are using the network. This should help you narrow things down.

Thank you for the reply.

I took a look at the network monitor, and the only processes with network activity are system and svchost.exe(Network Service).
Sometimes svchost.exe(localservicenetworkrestricted) and svchost.exe(localserviceandnoimpersonation).
All of them keep appearing and disappearing regularly.
Networking tab in task manager show 0% usage even when they show up in the resource monitor.

Do you know how to stop these?

I'll try googling them while waiting for your answer.
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May 21, 2012 6:25:23 AM

A quick Google shows quite a lot of hits on those processes, often referring to excessive cpu or network usage. It often seems to be down to Media Center or Windows Update, so you could try turning them off.
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May 21, 2012 11:51:42 PM

Ijack said:
A quick Google shows quite a lot of hits on those processes, often referring to excessive cpu or network usage. It often seems to be down to Media Center or Windows Update, so you could try turning them off.

Nope...it's not Media Center nor Windows update. I tried disabling both of them and it still does this.
I don't see any other solutions to this problem on google...*sigh
Guess I'll keep looking.
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