com.apple.lookupd?? little snitch.

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  1. wabox, Dec 20, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 20, 2012

    wabox macrumors newbie

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    What is "com.apple.lookupd" process. Google has no answers for me, neither does this site http://triviaware.com/macprocess/all#C. It try's to connect to lookup-api.apple.com. Should I allow this?. This is the first time google has failed me.

    I have attached a img of the little snitch configuration.

    If this is in the wrong section sorry please move it to the correct destination.


    *edit*

    located in
    /System/Library/PrivateFrameworks/Lookup.framework/Versions/A/Resources/com.apple.lookupd


    also wtf is "SoftwareUpdateCheck"?
    tried to establish a connection to swscan.apple.com on port 443 (https). The request was denied via connection alert.

    is swscan.apple.com legit?
     

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  2. justperry macrumors 604

    justperry

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    What Is Lookupd?

    Lookupd google search.

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    You shouldn't worry too much about this I think, it's from Apple and I've seen this many times.
     
  3. wabox thread starter macrumors newbie

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    You think?.

    also could you check out the edit I put in.
     
  4. justperry, Dec 20, 2012
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    justperry macrumors 604

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    Don't panic so much.

    Macs are overall much safer and closed down than Windows PC with all their crap.

    If a window pops up to install something on your computer without you doing an install of software deny it.
    If you Install software yourself from an App you downloaded from a legit vendor then there is nothing wrong.
    You should really look into the Malware Guide here on MR.

    Malware FAQ
     

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  5. wabox thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yeah I read that before. I have a framework password and so on. I'm just getting mad paranoid from all these things trying to connect. All this because I clicked on a spoof link on a Windows PC and someone took over without needing a password and tried to install a keylogger. Luckily, I noticed what was going on fast enough to react.

    I started to use my macbook pro hooked up to an external display
    Ever since that day I say **** Windows.
     
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    My best recommendation is to uninstall Little Snitch. You're worrying about processes you don't understand, but which are part of a normal Mac OS X installation. Little Snitch tends to add to paranoia by alerting you about things that should be there, instead of only those things that shouldn't.

    Macs are not immune to malware, but no true viruses exist in the wild that can run on Mac OS X, and there never have been any since it was released over 10 years ago. The only malware in the wild that can affect Mac OS X is a handful of trojans, which can be easily avoided by practicing safe computing (see below). Also, Mac OS X 10.6 and later versions have anti-malware protection built in, further reducing the need for 3rd party antivirus apps.
    1. Make sure your built-in Mac firewall is enabled in System Preferences > Security > Firewall

    2. Uncheck "Open "safe" files after downloading" in Safari > Preferences > General

    3. Disable Java in your browser (Safari, Chrome, Firefox). This will protect you from malware that exploits Java in your browser, including the recent Flashback trojan. Leave Java disabled until you visit a trusted site that requires it, then re-enable only for the duration of your visit to that site. (This is not to be confused with JavaScript, which you should leave enabled.)

    4. Change your DNS servers to OpenDNS servers by reading this.

    5. Be careful to only install software from trusted, reputable sites. Never install pirated software. If you're not sure about an app, ask in this forum before installing.

    6. If you're running Mountain Lion, check your Gatekeeper settings in System Preferences > Security & Privacy > General > Allow applications downloaded from. For more information on these settings: OS X: About Gatekeeper

    7. Never let someone else have access to install anything on your Mac.

    8. Don't open files that you receive from unknown or untrusted sources.

    9. For added security, make sure all network, email, financial and other important passwords are long and complex, including upper and lower case letters, numbers and special characters.

    10. Always keep your Mac and application software updated. Use Software Update for your Mac software. For other software, it's safer to get updates from the developer's site or from the menu item "Check for updates", rather than installing from any notification window that pops up while you're surfing the web.
    That's all you need to do to keep your Mac completely free of any Mac OS X malware that has ever been released into the wild. While you may elect to use it, 3rd party antivirus software is not required to keep your Mac malware-free.

    If you still want to run antivirus for some reason, ClamXav (which is free) is one of the best choices, since it isn't a resource hog, detects both Mac and Windows malware and doesn't run with elevated privileges.
     
  7. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    This ^ ^
    So many people install utilities to provide them with all sorts of data about their computers for them to worry about. Fan speed, CPU temp, memory management, network connections, etc, etc.
    99.999% of the time: it's all fine.
     
  8. wabox thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Thanks for all the advice guys, appreciate it.
     

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