Hi, I have a macbook pro running 10.8.2 mountain lion, and found that the internet was running really slow, speediest.net showed variances between 0.5Mb and 8Mbps (I should be on 18Mbps with Teksavvy Canada) More importantly the latency when checking pings to google.ca was around 800-1400ms, which caused to internet to be very unstable. I was on the case to Teksavvy for weeks who could find no problem, eventually I dug out my old windows based laptop and checked the internet using that, and all seemed good- pings of 10-15ms and around 18Mb internet. So, it seems that this was an apple-based problem. I called apple-care who talked me through uninstalling and re-installing the OS, and as a bare system all appeared good again, internet speed good, low ping (10-15ms) As soon as I downloaded a torrent using utorrent from pirate bay, I have the same internet issue back again! I have just re-installed the OS and it's back to what it should be..... Any ideas why torrent/pirate bay may be causing this, and what I can do to avoid it? Many thanks in advance!