Is Hydra.exe supposed to be running on my computer with VPN Premium??
Did a little system exploring today, and noticed that a program labeled as hydra.exe was eating up all the data it could from my laptop/VPN connection...did some searches and found that it COULD be a legitimate program that's needed for the VPN to function properly...or it could be a Virus and I should just burn my computer....help?
Hello @LucifersBeard and welcome to the Community!
That is the VPN driver and a legit process that allows Bitdefender VPN functionality.
I have the same problem. I have a 4G connection and I see that over the last 30 days Hydra.exe has used 150GB! And yet, I'm not connected with it all the time and I don't download much. I saw that BitdefenderVPN uses this process. How can it be that it uses so much data?
Even if you are not downloading anything, a VPN still reroutes all traffic through it. Browsing, streaming, listening to music, reading the news or playing an online game, that all adds up to Internet traffic. Even background Internet activity like receiving e-mails and messages still counts as Internet usage, so 150 GB is not disconcerting if you always have the VPN on.
Hi, Alexandru, I have daily checked the traffic per application those last days and it seems to fit. So many datas everyday! Amazing! Thanks for answer.
Completely new to using the BD VPN and noticed a similar amount of data usage over the last few days. My question is - would the data usage be the same with the VPN turned off, just allocated to other programs? Or is it just the VPN itself racking up those numbers? It's particularly important for me since I recently moved to a place with lousy connectivity, and my monthly allowance will be about 50GB. Staying at a hotel at the moment and wanted to see how much data I've used over the last week and was shocked to see it was over 37GB, with hydra accounting for over 36GBs.
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Hello @MDKin and welcome to the Community!
The VPN does not allocate traffic to other programs and data usage should be the same with the VPN turned off.