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 Post subject: Excessive Internet Data Consumption on Windows 10 Home.
 Post Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 1:18 pm 
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Dear Sir,
I have a windows 10 Home Edition laptop with which each time I connect to the Internet, all my Internet
Data quickly get consumed which usually result in a disconnect of my Internet connection session.
Please Sir, apart from turning off windows update that people used to talk about, what are all the necessary steps to take to resolve the Excessive Data Consumption of my Windows 10 Home Edition Laptop.
Thanks.
Olakunle.


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 Post subject: Re: Excessive Internet Data Consumption on Windows 10 Home.
 Post Posted: Tue Dec 12, 2017 5:33 pm 
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First I recommend using Spybot Anti-Beacon to turn off Windows 10 tracking and telemetry. If this doesn't solve your data use problem then you may have other software on the system "phoning home", which isn't good as it might be malware. In that case I'd recommend using GlassWire to track and monitor the connections your PC is making. Let me know what the culprit turns out to be. Scott.


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 Post subject: Re: Excessive Internet Data Consumption on Windows 10 Home.
 Post Posted: Mon Dec 25, 2017 3:32 pm 
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Dear Sir,
The Culprit is Windows 10 Tracking and Telemetry.
After using Spybot Anti-Beacon to turn off Windows 10 tracking and telemetry, the Laptop have stopped consuming Excessive Data. I will also still use GlassWire to track and monitor the connections my PC is making for other possible Malwares. Thank You Sir.
May God give you more Knowledge and Understanding of Personal Computer Hardware and Software.
Then, Please Sir. You promised us that the new Edition of Upgrading and Repairing Windows will happen in Windows 10 Time. Is it Out now? I would like to buy it Sir. Thanks.
Olakunle Olafiranye.


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 Post subject: Re: Excessive Internet Data Consumption on Windows 10 Home.
 Post Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:31 pm 
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Scott wrote:
First I recommend using Spybot Anti-Beacon to turn off Windows 10 tracking and telemetry. If this doesn't solve your data use problem then you may have other software on the system "phoning home", which isn't good as it might be malware. In that case I'd recommend using GlassWire to track and monitor the connections your PC is making. Let me know what the culprit turns out to be. Scott.


Scott, do you still recommend Spybot Anti-Beacon for turning off Windows 10 tracking and telemetry? Also, are the latter two telemetry-disabling methods brought up on this page too risky?


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 Post subject: Re: Excessive Internet Data Consumption on Windows 10 Home.
 Post Posted: Wed Feb 06, 2019 4:46 am 
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Olakunle wrote:
Dear Sir,
I have a windows 10 Home Edition laptop with which each time I connect to the Internet, all my Internet
Data quickly get consumed which usually result in a disconnect of my Internet connection session.
Please Sir, apart from turning off windows update that people used to talk about, what are all the necessary steps to take to resolve the Excessive Data Consumption of my Windows 10 Home Edition Laptop.
Thanks.
Olakunle.


just a tip also I also would do a clean install of windows 10 and then disable all the privacy settings and also pause the windows 10 updates. There should be no reason to install any third party software. what I do use is portable version of the software which you don't install you just run it when you need to. I don't know if Spybot Anti-Beacon has a portable version or not. same as for glasswire. The only software I use to check for malware viruses and adware and phone home software is vipre advancedSecurity.

With a pre-built desktop computers and laptop computers that you would get at a store I would do a clean install of windows 10 to removed all preinstall software that comes with a new store bought computer system.

did you upgrade to 1809 if not you might want to do that.


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Maxirad wrote:
Scott, do you still recommend Spybot Anti-Beacon for turning off Windows 10 tracking and telemetry?

Yes.

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Also, are the latter two telemetry-disabling methods brought up on this page too risky?

Try them and let me know what you find. Scott.


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 Post Posted: Thu Feb 07, 2019 9:12 pm 
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Scott wrote:

Maxirad wrote:
Also, are the latter two telemetry-disabling methods brought up on this page too risky?

Try them and let me know what you find. Scott.


Scott, I've applied the methods in question to a certain Acer laptop with a Windows 10 Home installation. Would you still recommend that Spybot Anti-Beacon be used for the laptop in question?


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I've applied the methods in question to a certain Acer laptop with a Windows 10 Home installation. Would you still recommend that Spybot Anti-Beacon be used for the laptop in question?




Yes and let us know.


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