Suspect Virus - supportdownload.apple.com 36GB in 2 days!

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

  1. lmorum macrumors newbie

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    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 supportdownload.apple.com !!!

    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

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    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

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  4. EmperorDarius macrumors 6502a

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  5. krackers macrumors member

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    not a virus.

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

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    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 supportdownload.apple.com

    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

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    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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