Suspect Virus - 36GB in 2 days!

Discussion in 'macOS' started by lmorum, Jan 25, 2009.

  1. lmorum macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2009
    Please help me - I suspect I may have a virus on my Mac. I downloaded the free antivirus product from pcTools but it finds nothing.

    My mac has used huge bandwidth in the last couple of days - I have Wingate installed and I ran a report which shows the bandwidth was while connected to !!!

    I pay huge $$ for bandwidth here in South Africa so this has been a costly discovery.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Many thanks in advance!
  2. Tallest Skil macrumors P6

    Tallest Skil

    Aug 13, 2006
    1 Geostationary Tower Plaza
    That'd be because there is nothing to find.

    Try restarting your browser and/or your computer. Then check to see if the bandwidth is still being... er... taken... by that.
  3. Akitakoi macrumors regular


    Jan 31, 2008
  4. EmperorDarius macrumors 6502a

    Jan 2, 2009
  5. krackers macrumors member

    Jan 13, 2009
    not a virus.

    Use others suggestions.
    If all fails just reinstall osx
  6. lmorum thread starter macrumors newbie

    Jan 25, 2009
    What could it have been?

    Thanks for all the advice - I did download little snitch - but Murphy's law my mac isn't using much bandwidth right now.

    I can't imagine it being some rogue application because according to my firewall reports all the traffic came from

    So that begs the question - is it my Mac OS behaving badly? What caused it - and how can I prevent this from happening again?

    Thanks again.
  7. t0mat0 macrumors 603


    Aug 29, 2006
    Hmm, did you download an update recently? Power Mac users - is there a way to get at a log to see if the bandwidth was an OS/software update being downloaded?

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