Disappearing data in windows 10?

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Anyone else having any issues with mysteriously disappearing data?

I've used about 8GB, about twice what I normally use at this point in the month.  I use Networx (a great little piece of free software, btw) & it seems that half of that is "sent" bytes--that's uploaded data from my computer, correct?  It is not my iDrive online backup (it is set to run in the LNFZ) or Onedrive (not running).  Any ideas to what it could be?  I'm slightly concerned that my computer is "sending" that much data without me knowing what it is!  

I use Windows 10 and use primarily Chrome to browse (on occasion use Firefox or Edge).  

note: I've been with Viasat for nearly 4 years, so I know what's normal.  This is the first time that this has happened. I have contacted customer care and while they tried, they weren't much help. They are opening a case and said they'd contact me within 3-5 business days.  I don't blame them though--it looks like a computer issue on my end. I haven't installed anything new, so I'm clueless as to what it could be. 
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Sorry to resurrect an old thread, but here's an update for those interested.  Turns out the culprit was . . . (drumroll) . . . iTunes!  (I know I'm a Windows user that uses iTunes, lol.  I listen to a lot of podcasts and used to have a iPod). 

I actually found out with Networx.  I saw that that my version was really out of date, so I upgraded to the paid version and they now have an option to track by application! (I tried Glasswire, but couldn't figure it out). I saw that iTunes was uploading a substantial amount of data every time I opened it.  No clue why, since I don't use iCloud and all my data is local on my machine.  Apple support couldn't tell me why, but they suggested that I sign out of my account and that did the trick.  No more disappearing data!  

So beware if you use iTunes, it could be sucking your data too! 
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Anna, 

What version of Networx do you have installed?  

Edit:  No longer needed.  I found a version that has what I was looking for (Applications).  Version 5.5.5, which was the last version that was free.  If you are still in the trial period and have not yet paid for it, consider this version.  If you Google "Networx 5.5.5" you can download it from filehippo.  This way it has what you want (tracking by application) and you won't have to pay for it if you haven't already.  

2nd Edit:  If you do choose to use version 5.5.5, make sure to untick the automatic updates option during setup so it doesn't update to the paid version.  Also, don't download it from networx.en.uptodown, as that's a virus.  Download it from filehippo.  
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RE: If you Google "Networx 5.5.5"

I don't recall if they had a 32 bit versions, but mine is 64 bit.  The same screen that Anna saw is in this version also.  Since I've never had "run-away" usage, I've only used it for looking at gross amounts.  It's good that Anna discovered the Applications' amounts...makes it so simple to see what's happening.

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Agreed.  In my case, in combination with Glasswire, it will come in handy.