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avast uploading like crazy, using all my bandwith
« on: June 19, 2011, 11:48:25 AM »
since a week I have a very high bandwith.  almost 600% more as normal.  today someone told my to install netlimiter to see what program gets it so high
strange enough it looks like it is avast, it is uploading like crazy
I use avast since over 1 year and never had problems untill now
anyone who knows why this happens



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Re: avast uploading like crazy, using all my bandwith
« Reply #1 on: June 19, 2011, 11:53:59 AM »
strange enough it looks like it is avast, it is uploading like crazy

avast acts (by design) as a local proxy.
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Re: avast uploading like crazy, using all my bandwith
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2011, 11:59:23 AM »
ok, but why is this only since last week, when I use avast for over a year
can this be disabled ?

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Re: avast uploading like crazy, using all my bandwith
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2011, 12:01:08 PM »
ok, but why is this only since last week, when I use avast for over a year
can this be disabled ?

Not sure what you mean...?

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Re: avast uploading like crazy, using all my bandwith
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2011, 12:05:03 PM »
my bandwith has always been around 700MB a day, and now it is 3400MB
so today I find out that avast is uploading heavy, and that since june10th
so why is this happening now.

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Re: avast uploading like crazy, using all my bandwith
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2011, 12:13:10 PM »
my bandwith has always been around 700MB a day, and now it is 3400MB
so today I find out that avast is uploading heavy, and that since june10th
so why is this happening now.

Did you upload any big files lately..??
Do you have a FW..?
OS..?
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Re: avast uploading like crazy, using all my bandwith
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2011, 12:16:14 PM »
no big files
I have a firewall
dont know what you mean by OS

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Re: avast uploading like crazy, using all my bandwith
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2011, 12:18:23 PM »
1. I have a firewall
2. dont know what you mean by OS

1. Which one..?
2. Operating System.
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Re: avast uploading like crazy, using all my bandwith
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2011, 12:24:06 PM »
windows firewall

windows xp sp3

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Re: avast uploading like crazy, using all my bandwith
« Reply #9 on: June 19, 2011, 12:32:29 PM »
Avast is not the cause of this.


Can you give me your applied internet speed?
Download and upload?


I have problems with netlimiter pro. I dont trust that software.



You can test your connection using speedtest.net

Disable avast and test speedtest clicking the server location of your applied internet connection.

If the result of speedtest.net is not really the speed result of the applied connections of you paid then their is a problem with your internet subscriber.





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Re: avast uploading like crazy, using all my bandwith
« Reply #10 on: June 19, 2011, 12:33:18 PM »
windows firewall

windows xp sp3

XP FW is quite weak, I suggest to use another one.
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Re: avast uploading like crazy, using all my bandwith
« Reply #11 on: June 19, 2011, 12:45:36 PM »
speed is normal
upload 1.44 mbs
download 28 mbs

someone on another forum told me that it could be virus hiding in avast, so it can't be noticed when scanning

strange thing is, when I disable avast, my bandwith is not rising

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Re: avast uploading like crazy, using all my bandwith
« Reply #12 on: June 19, 2011, 12:48:50 PM »
speed is normal
upload 1.44 mbs
download 28 mbs

someone on another forum told me that it could be virus hiding in avast, so it can't be noticed when scanning

strange thing is, when I disable avast, my bandwith is not rising

Did you try using speedtest.net website?

Is that the result?

If so..

Then try again enabling avast and use speedtest.net

See if the upload and download is the same.
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Re: avast uploading like crazy, using all my bandwith
« Reply #13 on: June 19, 2011, 12:59:00 PM »
I used speedtest.net
It stays the same

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Re: avast uploading like crazy, using all my bandwith
« Reply #14 on: June 19, 2011, 01:03:19 PM »
I used speedtest.net
It stays the same


The problem is in Netlimiter which wrong result.

Actually in my experience using Netlimiter i have also plenty of wrong result upload and downloads.

Dont trust that software result.


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