I am running Windows 7 Ultimate edition and in the past few weeks I am noticing that the internet download/upload volume on my computer is alarmingly high, as in 100s of gigabytes per day.
My internet speed is not slow or anything. I run networx network monitoring software on my desktop and it clearly records the total upload/download traffic on an hourly/daily/weekly/monthly basis. I checked for restore points and there aren’t any, possibly deleted by the virus. I checked for weird programs/processes running in the background and there aren’t any funky/unrecognized. I also checked add/remove programs for anything unrecognized.
I know that botnets/zombies are using for DDOS attacks and sending spams, which means there will be a huge upload from the hijacked PC, but on my machine I see a huge download also (10s of gigabytes every daz). I don’t see my hard drive getting filled though.
What kind of virus it could be and is there any way other than reformatting? Please help!
Is that a terrible virus? Please advice. Malwarebytes/Ad-aware/Avast antivirus are not finding anything.