Yosemite mac flooding network with packets!

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  1. shankar2 macrumors 6502

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    Hi I have a mid 2014 Mac running on Yosemite

    Just today my home network became slow

    I checked and found that my mac was flooding my network with packets!

    I've kaspersky but I guess it didn't work

    How do I find the source of these packet from my mac and how do I fix this?

    Thx
     
  2. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Ok i scanned using clamxav and there about 10 trojans in my Airmail app!

    That means Airmail attachments are easy targets :(
     
  3. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well after removing all those files still the mac seems to be flooding packets into my home network hence slowing it down.

    Any suggestions please? :(
     
  4. maflynn Moderator

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    Get Little Snitch That will show you what's being sent out.

    I'm surprised about the airmail attachments - yowza. That's something I want to be mindful of myself.
     
  5. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah i turned off automatic download attachments in the airmail app prefs just today
     
  6. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Hey any one know of a paid or free best anti virus for the mac? I've already tried clamxav and now trying sophos
     
  7. Queen6 macrumors 603

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    Bitdefender has a string reputation, personally I just use ClamXav and Avast depending on the system, although I am gravitating more towards Clamxav.

    You can also try AwareMedic might just do the job.

    Q-6
     
  8. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I've tried aware medic no success

    Is Avast free? Has anyone used bitdefender?
     
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    Technically Bitdefender, I have used Avast and it`s ok, equally I don't think this is the root of your issue, OS X is not so easily penetrated. Something would need to be installed and that requires Admin approval.

    Q-6
     
  12. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Anyone want to help? My mac internet performance is slow now I have run clamx bitdefender

    What else should I check?
     
  14. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Did you install Little Snitch to see what is sending the packets? Otherwise you are guessing. LS will also stop the packets while you remove the source.
     
  15. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I did but found nothing that was throwing traffic maybe my wifi speed is messed up due to Yosemite
     
  16. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Well if nothing is throwing packets then the issue isn't on your Mac...how/why did you think it was your Mac in the first place?
     
  17. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    If I turn wifi on my mac the speedtest site shows higher stat on my other devices on the wireless network
     
  18. simonsi macrumors 601

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    You'll have to re-phrase, I can't tell what you mean. Do you understand what packets are, either it is flooding your network or not, can you post a screenshot of whatever speedtest site you are seeing??
     
  19. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Well just two days ago i had turned on iphoto icloud upload. So I turned it off and now wifi performance is better but have to investigate further
     
  20. simonsi macrumors 601

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    Little Snitch would tell you exactly what is going on, I don't think you can have it running properly.
     
  21. shankar2 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Yeah it was the new apple photo icloud uploading process that was flooding my network like crazy Turned it off and things are normal
     
  22. simonsi macrumors 601

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    So perfectly normal uploading then. Worth trying to understand what is going on before waving your arms around with terms like "flooding my network"...
     

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