Was I a zombie?
February 16, 2006 6:11 AM Subscribe
A rule of thumb for volume of sent / received data during internet surfing?
posted by Meatbomb to computers & internet (10 answers total)
So, after my computer got back from repairs it was not fully set up for security and I started surfing... after an hour or so, I saw a really high ratio: sent about 16mb, received about 3mb, this with no uploading or anything on my part.
Turned on windows firewall, then saw it drop in next session to about a 1:1 sent / recieved ratio... but this still seems very high, doesn't it? All I should be sending are the requests for pages, some confirmation that it is coming in...
As a general rule, what sort of sent / received ratio would be "normal", if you are ONLY surfing the net? Was I zombified, and contributing to DOS attacks etc during that first session? How worried about this should I be?