Need to ascertain the address of the websites on my account that are using up my data limits.

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I want to know them so that I can prevent the quick drain of my data by blocking them!
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Ian, usually it's not websites that are so bad. The usual data hogs are video, sometimes embedded in websites and, automatic updates, usually for your operating system or your graphics card. Adobe and Java also update fairly often if left to their default settings. 

Use of any cloud such as One Drive or iCloud will also use a good amount of data as will remote backup, like that offered by some anti virus programs.

If none of those are the issue then, malware on your computer may be the culprit. a good anti virus program will get rid of that.

To help with websites using data for ads and video, I suggest you use the Viasat Browser, it had tools built in to stop most of that. https://www.exede.com/viasat-browser/
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Glasswire is also another helpful tool.  It's free, and can tell you not only what's using data, but what sites, in particular, are using it, though it often doesn't list them as site names, but rather by IPs.  Still, it's a very helpful program for data usage monitoring on a Windows based computer.   It monitors every bit of data used by the computer and can tell you what's using it.  

https://www.glasswire.com/
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Matt B, Viasat Employee

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Glasswire is a great tool!  But be aware John, that it monitors data usage on the device it is installed on, not on the whole network.  To do that, you would need a router that allows monitoring software to be installed.
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I have been using Glasswire for several years, and even with the stripped down, free version, it is handy for keeping the user informed of bandwidth being used. However, I am becoming quickly disenchanted with the company's increasingly obnoxious prompts (several times each day) to either update to the more recent release, or to upgrade to the non-free version. Does anyone know of a free program with better manners that keeps a running tally of bandwidth used--other than the ubiquitous Satellite Restriction Tracker from RealityRipple?
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I see those upgrade notices, too, but not all that often.  Maybe once a week.  
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This reply was created from a merged topic originally titled How can I obtain the websites address that have been on my account so I can block....

Ian trying to ascertain which websites are using up my data so quickly!