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by: WildClay September 27, 2008 6:39 AM PDT

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Upload Monitoring

by WildClay - 9/27/08 6:39 AM

After reading about the download limits by Comcast I downloaded one of the free monitors I found on Cnet, BitMeter 2, and it works great, showed I am no where near the limit.

That said, I was a little surprised at how much my computer was uploading, I do only a moderate amount of email, don't upload pictures, music, movies, or anything else intentionally very often.

The meter is showing on an average day 4-6MB of upload traffic, and then every few days it will be 12-18MB. BitMeter2 only shows the volume and here is what I am looking for.

Ideally it would be a tool for 50 bucks or under that would show me exactly what is being uploaded and to where, protocol and port information would be nice to have but what I want a minimum would be something like below:

Time : Date : URL : IP ADDR : Program Uploading : Content Type : Detail

So for example:

10:50AM : 9/21/08 : : : IE :
Program Uploading: IE
Content Type: Data / File / Cookie / Browser Entered
Detail: (this might be a click on option so see what was uploaded)
Data Source: Registry
Data Content: Windows XP, IE7, 1024x768 <end>

Bottom line is I would like something that lets me see exactly what is uploaded and to where as I have no idea why 18MB of data would be leaving my computer on a given day, where it going, and what is in it.

System Details
HP Pavilion P4 3GHz
Windows XP SP3
IE 7
MS Office w/Outlook 2003
MS Defender
Norton System Works 2007 (sigs current)
<Disclaimer> I did a search using the search terms "upload content monitoring" and did not find anything to cover my specific question, so my apologies if this has been posted before but I could find nothing hunting around or by search. <End Disclaimer>


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