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PC Hogs bandwidth

I have a desktop wired in to the router. Sometimes it seems to hog the bandwidth even if it's not actually using any. It stops wifi devices getting a decent speed.

Today it caused my laptop, also wired in, to lose almost all speed. Usually shutting the browser does it but this time I had to shut down the PC. The badwidth on the laptop then jumped from <1MB to 70MB download. Restarting the PC has not affected it. It sounds like virus/malware but the scanners show the PC as being clean.

I've got BitMeterOS running and it's showing no strong spikes.

Any idea what the issue might be or what I can do to resolve it?

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Re: PC Hogs bandwidth

Is it a Dell running SmartByte perhaps?


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No, not a Dell. It's from Overclockers. I did most of the Windows 10 set up myself.

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Re: PC Hogs bandwidth


@Erik wrote:

No, not a Dell. It's from Overclockers. I did most of the Windows 10 set up myself.


Does Windows Task Manager show a large amount of traffic from the PC?

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Re: PC Hogs bandwidth

on the processes tab of task manager, you can add Network to the tabs at the top - see what process is consuming it?

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Re: PC Hogs bandwidth

There's the odd spike about 30k but nothing much and the usage is pretty much all Chrome.

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Re: PC Hogs bandwidth

maybe need to wait for it to happen again, then have a look in task manager?

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