Spikes in Network tab of activity monitor when idle

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  1. kardon1 macrumors newbie

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    I have a steady stream of spikes in my network tab of activity monitor despite being idle on the internet, not browsing any pages or downloading anything. Does this mean I am being hacked?
     
  2. marbles macrumors 68000

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    I doubt it, click the tab at the top to show 'all processes' and you will see what activity is causing the spikes in CPU use.
     
  3. kardon1 thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Not spikes in CPU. Spikes in Network. Data received and sent is spiking steadily despite my being idle on the internet. Not talking about spikes in CPU. Spikes in Network. Does this mean I have a trojan/virus/me being hacked? Not spikes in CPU. Spikes in Network.
     
  4. marbles macrumors 68000

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    My bad , I'm havng an off day today...messed up a few posts now :eek:

    Download Little Snitch : http://www.obdev.at/products/littlesnitch/download.html
    It'll tell you what is trying to access the net and you can choose to allow or not.
    Most everybody runs Little Snitch ..great app

    Some other Must Have Mac Apps: http://www.google.com/cse?cx=011016...e:forums.macrumors.com&hl=en&as_qdr=all&meta=
     

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