Antivirus is consuming large amount of bandwidth - thoughts?

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  1. BenTrovato macrumors 68020

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    Hey guys.. I just noticed Nod32, the esets_proxy process consumes really large amounts of bandwidth. Right now it's showing 700+mb, this afternoon is was well over 2gb so I restarted. Any thoughts on what it is doing? I feel like that's really strange and should delete the program. Thanks.
     

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  2. Mr_Brightside_@ macrumors 68020

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    Um, what?
    Absolutely delete the application.
    Get ClamX instead.
     
  3. Dave Braine macrumors 68040

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  4. superscape macrumors 6502a

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    I quite agree, and encourage you to read the link Dave Braine posted above.
     
  5. BenTrovato thread starter macrumors 68020

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    I just didn't think Nod32 would be such a bad program for OS X but the amount of bandwidth it's using, I really don't understand. I guess I'll have to delete it. I was still hoping someone would know what's going on with it.
    --- Post Merged, Jan 5, 2016, Original Post Date: Jan 5, 2016 ---
    Thanks... well I guess that's it for Nod32! There haven't been any problems with my system though (that I can tell).
     
  6. Weaselboy Moderator

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    I don't think there is anything wrong at all here and that process is not using bandwidth. What is happening is the AV solution sets up a proxy server that all your Internet traffic runs through so it can be scanned. So what you are seeing is your regular Internet traffic going through the proxy service and not the service itself using bandwidth. Nothing wrong at all.
     
  7. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a

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    Delete it. Try Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. An easy app, and free. I've won Macs since 1988. Never used any anti-virus software until El Capitan.
     
  8. BenTrovato thread starter macrumors 68020

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    Ah never thought of that!!! Thanks. I already deleted it but don't notice my system running any more quickly. May have to put it back on.
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    Never used any AV until El Cap - as in you now use AV?
     
  9. DesignerOnMac macrumors 6502a

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    This isn't an AV app, it is an app that deletes unexpected adware on Safari. I installed Chrome and as soon as I started to use it I got page jumps to mackeeper, flight saving fees, etc. Now I deleted Chrome and installed Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and all is good!
     

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