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by WildClay / September 26, 2008 11:39 PM PDT

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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There's your clue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 26, 2008 11:43 PM PDT
In reply to: Upload Monitoring

"Program Uploading: IE"

Now tell us what addins or BHOs are installed. Use google if you don't know BHO.

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There's your clue - Reply
by WildClay / September 27, 2008 2:13 AM PDT
In reply to: There's your clue.

I think you may have misunderstood my post, that was just an exmaple when I said "Program Uploading : IE7", it could have been "MS Outlook" or XYX, etc, it was an example to show one of the infromation pieces I want from a monitoring program. To recap, I want a time/date stamp, what uploaded something, what the source of the data was, ie a file, cookie, browser, FTP, whatever, and the contents of the upload.

As to your question, here are all of the BHO's, ActiveX, BE's, and TB's in my add-ons, the ones with the # nextto the type are the ones IE is showing currently loaded...

Name -- Publisher -- Type* -- File
Reg# -- Safer Network -- BHO# -- SDHelper.dll
Reg# -- Movie Network -- AX -- qspie07103010.dll
ActiveDataInfo Class -- Symantec -- AX -- SymAData.dll
Add to Restricted Zone -- blank -- BE# -- blank
Add to Trusted Zone -- blank -- BE# -- blank
Adobe PDF Reader -- Adobe Sys -- AX -- AcroPDF.dll
Adobe PDF Reader Helper -- Adobe Sys -- BHO# -- AcroIEHelper.dll
AUDIO_MID Moniker Class -- MS -- AX -- wmp.dll
AUDIO_Wav Moniker Class -- MS -- AX -- wmp.dll
AxProdInfoCtl Class -- Symantec -- AX -- nordtinf.dll
ControlInstaller -- Symantec -- AX -- SymSupcc.dll
Create Mobile Favorite -- blank -- BE# -- blank
DeviceEnum Class -- HP -- AX -- HPDeviceDection.dll
DHTML Edit Control Safe -- MS -- AX -- dhtmled.ocx
Diag. Connection Prob -- blank -- BE# --blank
Drive LetterAccess -- Sonic -- BHO# -- tfswshx.dll
Express Cleanup -- blank -- BE# -- blank
Free Threaded XML DOM -- MS -- AX -- msxml3.dll
Free Threaded XML DOM -- MS -- AX -- msxml6.dll
GpcContainer Class -- WebEx -- AX -- ieatgpc.dll
HP View -- HP -- TB# -- hpdtlk02.dll
HpProductDection Class -- HP -- AX -- HPDeviceDection.dll
IERPCtl Class -- Real Net -- AX -- ierpplug.dll
InfoCardSignHelper -- MS -- AX -- icardie.dll
iTunesDetector Class -- blank -- AX -- ITDetector.ocx
iviRegHelper Class -- Intervideo -- AX -- AppRegAgent.dll
LogData Class -- HP -- AX -- LogInfo.dll
Mal. Soft Removal -- MS -- AX -- odc.dll
MS Data Collection -- MS -- AX -- AUTHZAX.DLL
Money Side -- blank -- BE# -- blank
Money Side Controls -- MS -- BHO# -- mnyside.dll
Msxml -- MS -- AX -- msxml3.dll
MUWebControl Class -- MS -- AX -- muweb.dll
Offline -- blank -- BE# -- blank
QuickTime Object -- Apple -- AX -- QTPlugin.ocx
QuickTimeCheck Class -- Apple -- AX -- QuickTimeCheck.ocx -- blank -- BE# -- blank
RealPlayer Download -- RealNetworks -- BHO# -- rpbrowserrecordpu...
RealPlayer G2 Control -- RealNetworks -- AX -- rmoc3260.dll
Research -- blank -- BE# -- blank
Shockwave ActiveX Con -- Adobe -- AX -- SwDir.dll
Shockwave Flash Control -- Adobe -- AX# -- Flash9e.ocx
SprtCtlBrowse Class -- Symantec -- AX -- ssctlbr.dll
SprtWMIControl Class -- Symantec -- AX -- ssctlwmi.dll
Sun Java Console -- JavaSoft -- BE# -- npjpi141_02.dll
Symantec Config Class -- Symantec -- AX -- tgctlcm.dll
Symantec Listener Ctl -- Symantec -- AX -- ssctrlln.dll
Symantec Remote Class -- Symantec -- AX -- ssrc.exe
Symantec ScreenShot -- Symantec -- AX -- tgctlss.dll
Symantec Script Runner -- Symantec -- AX -- tgctlsr.dll
Symantec Smart Issue -- Symantec -- AX -- tgctlsi.dll
SymXPep2 Collector -- Symantec -- AX -- SymXPep2.dll
SysData Class -- HP -- AX -- SysInfo.dll
Tabular Data Control -- MS -- AX -- tdc.ocx
VIDEO_X_MS_ASF Moniker -- MS -- AX -- wmp.dll
VIDEO_X_MS_WMV Moniker -- MS -- AX -- wmp.dll
Windows Media Player -- MS -- AX -- wmpdxm.dll
Windows Messenger -- MS -- BE# -- blank
XML Document -- MS -- AX -- msxml3.dll
XML DOM Document 3.0 -- MS -- AX -- msxml3.dll
XML DOM Document 4.0 -- MS -- AX -- msxml4.dll
XML DOM Document 6.0 -- MS -- AX -- msxml6.dll
XML HTTP 4.0 -- MS -- AX -- msxml4.dll
XML HTTP 6.0 -- MS -- AX -- msxml6.dll
XSL Template -- MS -- AX -- msxml3.dll
XSL Template 3.0 -- MS -- AX -- msxml3.dll
XSL Template 6.0 -- MS -- AX -- msxml6.dll

# = Currently Loaded
AX = ActiveX Control
BE = Browser Extension
BHO = Browser Helper Object
TB = Tool Bar
MS = Microsolf


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Edit toprior post
by WildClay / September 27, 2008 2:22 AM PDT

Edit to prior post:

To recap, I want a time/date stamp, what uploaded something, what the source of the data was, ie a file, cookie, browser, FTP, whatever, and the contents of the upload.

I forgot one critical things, as well as the above items I want it to report where it sent it to, IP Addr and Name.


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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 27, 2008 3:20 AM PDT
In reply to: Edit toprior post

But I would focus on the BHO objects. Your post is much more than what I would be looking for so slim it down to just BHO. Then research what each does.

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Sorry - Reply
by WildClay / September 27, 2008 4:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry.

I have looked them all up and know what each does, none would explain the 18MB of uploaded data, also only the ones with "#" were loaded and active.

I still think we are not fully on the same page, I want to do in real time see what is going on, it may all be legit, but it just seems like a lot of data when many things are just doing version checks or help in rendering a page or playing a video and most of this would be D/L traffic with just acks/naks for the most part going up, and that is a pretty small amount of data.

I suppose in a way this just proves ignorance is bliss, before I got BitMeter, I had no idea what was going up and counted on NAV, SpyBot, and Defender to make sure nothing bad was going on, then I see 18MB of uploaded data in day and have to wonder what it is.

since I have not had any identity theft, don't get a lot of spam, I can sort of assume whatever it is must not be too harmful, but I hate a mystery.

There must be a tool for a reasonable cost that works like BitMeter but captures more data, the data I want. I know some real expesive stuff that will do the job like we use at work, but want a "personal" version of one of these tools. I checked with Cisco and a few other tools we use but they only make $$$$ versions.

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Here's its all free.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 27, 2008 6:41 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry - Reply

But I ask you to slim it down. I asked for what BHOs there are and you gave more than that so I would have to work to pick over each item to find the ones I'd look at. Sorry but I don't want to work hard at this.

If you are running IE 7 you can disable ALL addins for a test run.

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BHO Only List
by WildClay / September 27, 2008 7:36 AM PDT
In reply to: Here's its all free.

Hi Bob,
I am not sure what you are working on since all I am asking for is the name of a program to monitor what is being uploaded and/or send from my computer, from and program, not just IE.

In any event here are the BHO's and what they do:

SpyBot BHO, SDHelper.dll - Part of Spybot Search and Destroy, looks a downloads to prevent malware being downloaded while surfing.

Adobe PDF Reader Helper BHO, AcroIEHelper.dll - Lets you read pdf files in IE.

Drive LetterAccess, BHO, tfswshx.dll, Assigns a drive letter to a CD or DVD drive for Sonic S/W to read/write to.

Money Side Controls, BHO, mnyside.dll, part of Microsoft Money, does not upload anything.

RealPlayer Download, BHO, RealNetwroks, rpbrowserrecordpu.dll, part of the Real Control to let you record real video/audio.

None of these upload data or at least they should not be, thus still looking from a prgram to monitor my internet connection and tell me what is being uploaded and to where.

Thanks again.

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 27, 2008 7:52 AM PDT
In reply to: BHO Only List

Due to how Windows works I doubt you'll find that exact a piece of software. However many use network byte counters and firewalls to block traffic when they need it to be blocked.

Until something happens to Windows to offer a good API to hang such a tool on you may be searching a very very long time.

At you see a tool I've used to sniff out what app is sending, receiving but no byte count.

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Thanks Bob
by WildClay / September 27, 2008 8:00 AM PDT
In reply to: Sorry.

Thank, I will check that out.

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