After using 2.9 and 1.2 Gig of Evolution allowance during my last two billing periods (yes, 4.1 gig over 2 months!), I was at 1.3 Gigs with 5 days to go in this billing cycle and I get hit with 3.9 and 4.8 Gigs in consecutive days, putting me at my 10 Gig limit in two days. I keep a Networx monitor on the overall router traffic and I see the bulk of the download traffic was in the afternoon while there was no one at home! I use Mac filtering to block Direct TV and other items from doing stuff in the background, allowing only computers and phones that I know of with access to the router. This has me baffled.
I also keep ActiveX traffic blocked and Flash blocked to keep videos and such from working in the background however I noticed that ActiveX was not blocked and probably hasn't been for several days. Is it possible that background processes can be using ActiveX to download updates, data, information in such large quantities?
High Usage (D/L) Hours from Networx (total traffic through router):
11/17/2014 18:00 - 18:59 223 MB
11/17/2014 17:00 - 17:59 210 MB
11/17/2014 16:00 - 16:59 5.24 MB
11/17/2014 15:00 - 15:59 118 MB
11/17/2014 14:00 - 14:59 200 MB
11/17/2014 13:00 - 13:59 367 MB
11/17/201412:00 - 12:59 914 MB
11/17/2014 1:00 - 1:59 776 MB