If you have limited data subscriptions with your Internet Service Provider using Ethernet connection and if you have windows 10 (w10), chances are, you're in trouble. Certain windows 10 default update programs like Background Intelligent Transfer Service or BITS will keep on eating your precious data to update windows 10 with unimportant but huge data updates.
Also, Windows 10 assumes all Ethernet connection as unlimited and will keep on downloading updates as and when it comes. A devastating thing if you only have, say 1GB per week like in developing countries, its very difficult to manage data connection then.
Yes, Windows 10 reduces your Internet Speed as it constantly updates something in the background application. Also it always sends some data to the Microsoft for Security Issues. Sadly not all people know this, so I am glad to help you ease this problem with this how-to Guide and put a stop to the glutton before it eats all your subscription data. This Guide would also speed up your Internet Speed, which would help you play online games without lag and also prevents frequent disconnection in sofwares or games like Counter Strike which requires continuos bandwidth.
For Stopping Background Intelligent Transfer Service Updates, perform this steps every time you restart your Windows 10 Device and before you connect to the internet. I would not recommend totally uninstalling or removing Background Intelligent Transfer Service or BITS, because you won't be able to update your default Windows Security programs when you need them, which would lead to some security issue at later stage. This solution is very easy, so even a non-technical guy can do it.
This other method is for the more advanced technical guys and girls out there with a little warning: if you do anything wrong you might damage your gadget with irreversible results so please read and follow the steps very carefully.
Once you have set a metered connection by following above Steps, the Windows 10 operating system will stop using the internet in many ways, which will lead to Reduction in Internet Data Consumption and Increase in Internet Speed. By performing above steps we are stopping Windows from doing below things:
In the case you want to revert to the original settings, using the same instructions mentioned above, make sure to change the Ethernet key data value from 2 to 1.
If you want to verify your Ethernet connection is set to metered, you can use apps, such as the desktop version of Outlook, which will detect and alert you that you are using a metered connection, as you probably won't see any "Metered network" statics on the App history tab in Task Manager.
That's all guys. I hope that I have saved you from being in internet hell and have reduced your chances of calling your Internet Service Provider and asking them where all the data goes.