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  1. convict187

    convict187 Thread Starter

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    hello im not sure if im in the right part but here goes, for the last couple months i've been downloading movies, i dnt go on facebook and other sites like that i dnt really use my labtop for anything else, so i no how much i get charged for the download, my problem is im getting charged too much for downloading plus sometimes i dnt even have to be on any web site and im still getting charged as if im downloading something let say ive got 3gb and all i do is turn on the internet but thats it i'll lose 10mb every 10-20mins, sometimes it will stop after half way if not more ,,, so please tell me if there is something i can do or if something is wrong with my labtop help,
     
  2. valis

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    I'm sorry, but we cannot assist in this. This is an issue you will need to take up with your ISP. Sounds like you exceeded your bandwidth cap.
     
  3. valis

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    best idea is to stop d/l movies....also may want to run a virus scan depending on where you are d/l them from.
     
  4. Phantom010

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    You don't have to be browsing the Internet to be using bandwidth. Programs and services on your computer are constantly accessing the Internet. If you don't want that, simply block all traffic with your firewall, or physically disconnect the Internet.

    Run CurrPorts or Tcpview and you'll see everything that's accessing the Internet. Disable programs that are more bandwidth-hungry.
     
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    Many torrent programs also run in the background downloading and uploading and uploading can count toward your ISP limit/cap as well.

    Are these movies you download from Torrent sites?
     
  6. convict187

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    thank you for trying guys i thought id have to ring my isp. i was downloading through frost wire
     
  7. Triple6

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    What kind of things or movies are you downloading? Examples?
     
  8. valis

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    in addition to Triple6's question, as you know, frostwire is a torrent site.....once we get this resolved, you would be well advised to visit the malware section and check for infection as well.
     
  9. scott1x

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    FrostWire is a peer to peer client, and even if no downloads or seeding is active, there will be network activity maintaining the DHT.

    If it is not being used, the easiest way to terminate activity is to completely shut down the program. I use it to share gigabytes of photos and the error checking and restart capability makes it very effective for exchanging very large files.
     
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