Q&A High VPN Data Usage

Freud2004

Level 7
Jun 26, 2020
312
It's not the VPN but all the services in your system that will use the VPN to send a receive data, see the example below and this is one service, you have a lot off services running in your background:


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upnorth

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Malware Hunter
Jul 27, 2015
4,174
I was checking my data usage yesterday to find out that my VPN is using too much data! I usually use it when I'm browsing with a little tiny bit of watching youtube videos. Is it related? or is my VPN simply using too much data on its own? How much data does your VPN use?
Are you using Bitdefenders or Windscribes VPN service and if so, the default restricted one or their Premium/Pro?

Personal I never need to care as I'm not on a so called restricted data VPN service. F-Secure Freedome.
 

ZeePriest

Level 3
Jul 2, 2020
107
Are you using Bitdefenders or Windscribes VPN service and if so, the default restricted one or their Premium/Pro?

Personal I never need to care as I'm not on a so called restricted data VPN service. F-Secure Freedome.
I've been using Seed4.Me for a month and as I was checking my WiFi data usage I found 11GB of data that were used by the VPN. But I believe what @Freud2004 and @CyberTech is true. It's not the VPN that is consuming data, it's the browsing, windows and apps updates that are doing this when my VPN is on. Thanks for the help anyway guys.
 
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