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Old 07. Oct 2015, 02:33 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Bandwidth data monitor of websites and applications

Can anyone recommend a program that can monitor bandwidth data used by websites,web browser, programs?

I have networx but it can't tell me what website, program used how much data at a specific time.

I noticed some unaccounted for data usage and can't figure out what used up that much data.

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Old 07. Oct 2015, 03:56 AM   #2 (permalink)
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How about GlassWire?
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Tried it out a while back, but its really hard on my old system, the PC was whining while it was in use.
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I would have suggested GlassWire for ease of use but any other suggestions that I have would also be about as hard on your CPU.

I can't think of any suitable lightweight programs that I've used because they all provide summaries of bandwidth at a higher level than website or even protocol.

A possible options is a firewall that also provides statistics.
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This might not be an ideal solution but it is still an option. So long as you have a rough idea what you were doing at the time of the unaccounted for data traffic you could try to replicate this during a live session of Linux run from a USB drive or DVD including EtherApe (or install this into your live session). This won't help regarding Windows programs of course, but you could easily replicate the browser and site use.

http://etherape.sourceforge.net/introduction.html

Screenshot of EtherApe running on my own Linux Deepin desktop.


Note: To use all the features of EtherApe it needs to run as root so you will need to know the live session root password for any chosen Linux in advance.
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Old 08. Oct 2015, 04:38 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I would have suggested GlassWire for ease of use but any other suggestions that I have would also be about as hard on your CPU.
I will give them a try out anyway, please tell some.

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This might not be an ideal solution but it is still an option. So long as you have a rough idea what you were doing at the time of the unaccounted for data traffic you could try to replicate this during a live session of Linux run from a USB drive or DVD including EtherApe (or install this into your live session). This won't help regarding Windows programs of course, but you could easily replicate the browser and site use.
Sounds complicated, since i never used Linux, but will give it a shot
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Sounds complicated, since i never used Linux
This will only be an option then if you have the time to spare as being unfamiliar with Linux you will need to develop at least some understanding about how to configure your internet connection and install additional packages into a live session. About 2 minutes work for someone familiar with Linux but considerably more if you are not. Even so, you might still find the whole exercise worthwhile.
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Old 12. Oct 2015, 05:57 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I'm not sure exactly how in depth the program should be, or what OS you're on. But if you're on Windows, and the information doesn't need to be in depth, you might as well check out the built-in Resource monitor.
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Old 11. Feb 2016, 04:52 AM   #9 (permalink)
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Update

My system is Windows 7, 2GB ram Pentium dual core cpu e5200 2.50ghz

So i installed Glasswire after seeing an update that they had made it lighter on the system.

No stress on the PC, and i found out that data usage was in Opera browser.

So i disabled some extensions, most probably the culprit was FVD video downloader, no more unaccounted data/bandwidth usage so far.

Be careful about what extensions you install in your browser.

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