Uploading_Internet unexplained increase.
Hi all. I have just discovered that over the last 2 months my upload (data upload) on the internet has skyrocketed from an average of 30-40mb per day, to over 800mb per day. I am not aware as to how this is happening. I have been in touch with my ISP (BigPond Australia) & they tell me they can't advise me as to where on the internet this "uploading" is going nor what site/program is responsible for it. They have referred it to their investigators who have not contacted me since I made the complaint a few days ago (they did say it might take about 5 working days to contact me). My problem is the rate of uploading is continuing and fast using up my account ( 12+GB of 15GB in 18 days this month). With the weekend coming up I am afraid to turn on my laptop; as I can't hope to hear from them until Monday (it is currently Friday afternoon in Australia). Can anybody assist with:
1) How can I check myself as to what is happening - where or what is the cause of this upload rate;
2) Is there any way I can stop it - it is not happening with my permission.
I am running Windows 8.1 and I have noticed a cloud icon on the task bar - it does not have an "exit" when I right click on it; however it does say it is "empty"'
The other program I have running (which I suspect as I have not had it very long) is DropKick - however I have only used it once. Checking the Task Manager has not helped as I can't see any "suspects" there.
Any suggestions greatly appreciated - casso.