When my HP i5 Pavilion DV6 W7 Home Premium X64 is wirelessly connected with my Verizon JetPack, the data usage is out of proportion to the tasks I perform. For example, one time I started at 3.7mb and quickly reached 4.0mb in 1 hour by using only email and Google Calendar. Another time the data usage jumped from 6.0mb to 6.4mb while the computer was idle because I inadvertently left my JetPack in the “on” state for 1.5 hours.
During my multiple test periods I used the computer only for Outlook and Google Chrome calendar. WRT Outlook, I received very few and I sent emails – some with non-graphic 2-3 page text only Word Document attachments. I used Chrome Calendar moderately. I did not surf the internet, use google news/etc., play/watch/listen to games/music/video/YouTube/photos/surf on the net or the computer. I strictly limited these hour long sessions to basic email/calendar functions. I checked the Windows Task Manager and saw all acceptable running processes.
Are there running processes in FF that are transmitting data in the background? I use a number of add-ons. Why is my data usage out of proportion to the tasks I perform?