What is acwebsecagent ?

Discussion in 'OS X Yosemite (10.10)' started by A.Chakery, Aug 4, 2015.

  1. A.Chakery macrumors member

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    Hello,

    Today I noticed in Activity monitor that "acwebsecagent" is constantly sending and receiving packets , plus in last 24 hours it has used 600 MB of bandwidth.

    Would you please tell me what it is and what does it do ?

    Thank you
     
  2. Kissmyne macrumors 6502

    Kissmyne

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    You appear to have installed Cisco AnyConnect VPN and one of its processes is giving you a problem.
    Since VPN software is used as an internet security layer(or business communication) web packet traffic is totally normal and expected for this software.
    For more about VPN's https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Virtual_private_network
     
  3. A.Chakery thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you very much for your reply,

    This is where the problem starts ...
    First because I removed this application
    and second because I am not using this app so why would it download 600 MBs (of what I don't know) and upload 300 MB ?

    This is not really normal because of the fact that even after removing this app .. this file is still sending and receiving data....


    What would you recommend ?

    thank you again.
     
  4. Kissmyne macrumors 6502

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    Go to Activity Monitor, Click on the process, click on the "i" button on the Activity Monitor Toolbar, this will give you an overview of the process, click on Open Files and Ports. Here it will show you the location of each of the files running under that process(including their location), find, delete the files and restart.
     
  5. A.Chakery thread starter macrumors member

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    Thank you very much.. I am going to take a look at it.

    Best regards.
     
  6. traffael macrumors newbie

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    Thanks, after deleting AnyConnect the process didn't show up anymore and my fan stopped cooling
     

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