"httpd" process taking up huge amounts of virtual memory??

Discussion in 'macOS' started by skythefly13, Oct 24, 2008.

  1. skythefly13 macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2005
    I just took a quiz online on Blackboard (university online suite for tests/homework/class notes) and I had to accept a trust certificate so a 30 min. limit timer would begin. After finishing the test, I looked in activity monitor and there are 2 processes: httpd(root) and http(_www). They are taking up about 2.6 GB of virtual ram each, and almost all of my physical memory is being used. Also, under the "kind" column, it lists them as Intel (64-Bit). What are these and why will they not disappear when I try to force-quit them? Thanks
  2. Sayer macrumors 6502a


    Jan 4, 2002
    Austin, TX
    You have a web server running. Go to the System Preferences -> Sharing and turn off "Web Sharing."
  3. skythefly13 thread starter macrumors 6502

    Mar 8, 2005
    Awesome, thank you!
  4. ckeilah macrumors newbie

    May 13, 2009
    I have two httpd processes running, taking up 2.58 gigabytes each of virtual memory, but ALL of my Sharing is turned off. I even turned on Web Sharing and then turned it off to see if that might clear out the httpd daemons (viruses?). I wonder what is starting these up since it's not the Sharing part of System Preferences. :-/
  5. phatowner macrumors newbie

    Aug 4, 2009
    it may be DropBox

    I had limewire and dropbox running with tons of those services taking up lots of VM, its my suspicion that its Dropbox

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