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Many connections and 215 MB received but not me

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March 21, 2010 8:40:47 PM

i am just surfing like with 3 webpages
then i checked my bandwidth log and it shows 215 MB was received but there is no way it
is from my surfing a little bit

i have no way to trace where who what is going on with this

and i have about 60 connections but am using just 3 webpages

how can stop all that and monitor my bandwidth in detail?
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March 21, 2010 9:25:48 PM

if your on wireless make it secure
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March 22, 2010 6:27:33 AM

Do you have Windows Updates switched on? That could easily account for 215MB.
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March 22, 2010 7:51:16 AM

Windows update, antivirus update, other updates, error reporting ect.
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March 22, 2010 1:35:22 PM

even general handshaking and protocol overhead can keep data moving.
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March 27, 2010 8:12:40 PM

No, I keep updates OFF but I check daily for updates manually.
I shut off my error reporting.
So it is not updates that is causing 200 connections to be open, as seen with my firewall.
Like if I open 1 firefox webpage I get 200 connections seen in my firewall and they are all from firefox. this happens with every application I use, weather IE, Opera, Firefox. I notice UDP sending alot as well as TCP connections. I need a analyzer to learn more, until I know how to shut this terrible breach off. It is as if someone installed a splitter and splits each webpage I open, into anywhere from 60 to 200 connections. It sounds like a zombie doesn't it? Like someone got control of my system and directs it to open all these connection every time I open just one page. Several times 4 gig was sent in just 30 minutes. I wish I can find how to stop it. I do have like 41 network hosts set up in control panel, networking because for a while each time I open my browser windows 7 will ask me what type of connection do i want, home or work or public. and i had to answer or i can proceed to use the internet. i wish to delet all these connection and start over and jave just one. you know, this seems like this can be the root, possible. how can i start over with my networking set up and delete all prior stuff?

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