Why is automountd trying to connect to spammy sites?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by glitch44, Dec 11, 2010.

  1. glitch44 macrumors 65816

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    Little Snitch just caught automountd trying to connect to two spammy sites.

    From research, I found out automountd is "a system service which mounts and unmounts network file systems" but I wasn't manually opening any files / mounting any filesystems at the time.

    Here are screenshots of the Little Snitch warnings:

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    This is not Time Machine trying to connect to Backups.backupdb through automountd problem that comes up in google searches.

    I had Google Chrome open and I was trying a trial out of Virusbarrier V6. Perhaps Virusbarrier was scanning files on my drive, called automountd to open a file of some sort, which tried to connect to spam sites? That's the only thing I can think of.

    How to do find out why this happened?
     
  2. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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  3. glitch44 thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Cool, thank you for replying, although I included that link in my post too. In that case they know it's time machine accidentally trying to connect but I'm not sure which app is trying to use automountd.
     
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