Yosemite mac flooding network with packets!

shankar2

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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
 

shankar2

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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 :(
 

shankar2

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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? :(
 

maflynn

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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.
 

shankar2

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Yeah i turned off automatic download attachments in the airmail app prefs just today
 

shankar2

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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
 

shankar2

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I've tried aware medic no success

Is Avast free? Has anyone used bitdefender?
 

shankar2

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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?
 

simonsi

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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.
 

shankar2

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I did but found nothing that was throwing traffic maybe my wifi speed is messed up due to Yosemite
 

simonsi

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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?
 
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shankar2

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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
 

simonsi

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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??
 

shankar2

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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
 

shankar2

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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
 

simonsi

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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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