Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

1 Answer

How do i identify what data is being downloaded to me. My Line-Monitor graph shows incoming 27 bytes on ADSL 32/8 ( 256/64 ) and I have no download program running. Maybe it is a MS update - if so, how do I know ? Maybe it is a nasty Virus or similar - if so how do I know ? Appreciate your guidance/help please ? Regards, Frank

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.


    An expert that hasĀ over 10 points.


    An expert whose answer gotĀ voted for 2 times.

    Problem Solver:

    An expert who has answered 5 questions.

  • Contributor
  • 11 Answers

You should specify what you mean by "identify what data is being downloaded."

If you are the techy-compu-geek type, then any simple "packet sniffing" program would work well for you. Just google "packet snniffer" and download one. Its mainly for the techy because most of the intercepted information would look like gibberish to the average user; it might most likely be in hex code.

if you are the average joe, then you can try a program like NetLimiter:
it "shows list of all applications communicating over network it's connections, transfer rates and more".

Note: even though you may not have any download programs running, there may be other services running on your computer that may check stuff online periodically.

If the netlimiter program finds a program with a name that you are not familiar with (as is most often the case), an easy way to see if its a virus or a legitimate service is by simply googling the name.
Hope this works

Posted on Oct 02, 2009

Testimonial: "Thanks for prompt guidance Regards, Frank"

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Tried to download some apps on my digiland 701Q tablet I'm told I'm not able to accept downloads .

Your memory for apps might be full. Go to Settings > Storage and look at the top bar graph. If it says it's full then there's your problem. You'll have to delete some apps or clear data and cache on some in order to get some room freed up. You might be able to move some of the apps to an external SD card if you've put one in the slot if you have a slot.

Or, if the top bar graph says 00 bytes of memory then your
app partition got trashed somehow - probably a faulty internal SD memory. I have this problem on a Nobis NB09 and so have a lot of other folks when I Googled Nobis stuck on Go and NobisNB09 won't boot up etc. Nobis fixed it once but it lasted only two or three weeks and now they won't issue me another RMA number. I would advise everybody to not purchase Nobis - now run by Bidwell products as they don't seem willing to honor warranty.

Mar 28, 2015 | Tablets & eReaders

1 Answer

How to monitor router using Wireless Connection & Networx

Simply install a data usage app on your laptop. You can locate one in the Windows Store, Google Play or by doing an internet search One of these will monitor every incoming or outgoing byte of data with a custom report available of pinpointing data usage overall or to a specific day or hour.

Apr 01, 2014 | Novatel Wireless MiFi 4510L 4G Mobile...

1 Answer

Calculate how long it will take to download 700 megabyte data at 3.5kilo byte per seconds.

Hey there.
Considering 700 mega bytes is 716800 kilo bytes we divide 716800 kilo bytes by 3.5 kilo bytes(a second) and the result would be 204800 seconds or in real time

56 hours 53 minutes and 20 seconds
Have fun :)

Aug 14, 2011 | SIIG Data Communication Print Server 3000...

4 Answers

My (Transcend)pen drive showing free space 0 byte and used space 0 byte .

jmy (Transcend)pen drive showing free space 0 byte and used space 0 byte

Nov 26, 2010 | Transcend (589307) Media

1 Answer

Burn fail or cd skip

Kind of sounds that way. They are pretty inexpensive now days, and simple to install.

Good luck

Mar 17, 2009 | Gateway M680X PC Notebook

3 Answers

Pendrive problem

opening pen drive, it shows 'please insert the disk' & it shows 0 bytes & while trying to format it shows the same message again , i am using 2 gb pendrive of trancend.

Oct 24, 2008 | Transcend (589307) Media

16 Answers

Nokia siemens ADSL Modem c2110 USB Driver

How can i download usb driver form ADSL Modem c2110 i want to down load the siemens c2110 usb modem driver.Please help me.

Sep 29, 2008 | Computers & Internet

Not finding what you are looking for?
Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC Logo

49 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Microsoft Computers & Internet Experts

micky dee

Level 3 Expert

2727 Answers

Piyal Perera
Piyal Perera

Level 3 Expert

528 Answers

Les Dickinson
Les Dickinson

Level 3 Expert

18392 Answers

Are you a Microsoft Computer and Internet Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides