Firefox sending huge mystery

Colin Law clanlaw at gmail.com
Fri Dec 5 14:09:23 UTC 2014


On 5 December 2014 at 14:02, Charles Irons <irons.charles at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Good day all
>
> I noticed data transmission going on in the System Monitor that I did not start.
> It has sent out 127MB today.
> After hunting for a cause I closed Firefox and the transmission stopped.
>
> Can anyone explain what Firefox is doing please? I am alarmed that my security is at risk.

I suggest restarting firefox and seeing whether the transmission
restarts.  Close tabs one at a time until you find which page is doing
it (if any).  That may give you a clue.
If the transmission does not restart then consider the tabs you have
open anyway.  Are any of those ones that seem likely to be sending
data anywhere?

Colin



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