Unknown uploads

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by ThemacNub, Aug 30, 2011.

  1. ThemacNub macrumors regular

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    When i check istat under ethernet is says 9.05GB has been sent out. I dont upload anything yet its super high, how do i find out what this is and stop it?
     
  2. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    upload doesn't mean that you actually have to upload a files or whatever!
     
  3. ThemacNub thread starter macrumors regular

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  4. Peace macrumors Core

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    That data usage depends on how long your computer has been up and running. There is always data being sent/received even when it's just sitting there.
     
  5. aziatiklover macrumors 68030

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    it's call the internet! when you browse around/ having other stuff that connected online. It just simply download and upload even tho you didn't actually upload a real file! Like when I play Cod I get really bad lag due to my upload which is less than 1mbs. On the other hand I have 6mbs for download. So ppl think having a good connection is all about download!
     
  6. ThemacNub thread starter macrumors regular

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    Yes but cod is sending out information, ie your movements. Browsing the web for a few days uploads 9gb, i dont think its just random information because 9gb is a lot
     
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    You didn't mention that you had been playing Call Of Duty. That will send out a lot of data after a few days.
     
  8. ThemacNub thread starter macrumors regular

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    I dont, i was just saying playing games sends out a lot more information than just web browsing
     
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    Your worried more than you should be. Restart you Mac and it will reset the data usage. Then you can look at it daily to see how much data is being sent/received.
     

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