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# 177063 20-Jul-2015 20:28
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My data usage has gone through the roof and seems to stop if i switch my MAC off.

I've installed little snitch and can't see anything unusual happening. Also installed Sophos AV and did a full scan with nothing detected.

Does anyone know of any other good malware scanners that will run on 10.6.8? I have used adware medic before which fixed a mates browser problem.

As a last resort am prepared to wipe and re-install....If I backup using time machine, then install Yosemite fresh and restore my data for backup will i also restore any malware if present?

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  # 1348019 20-Jul-2015 20:34
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Check iCloud for backup/syncing first.

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  # 1348020 20-Jul-2015 20:37
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Malwarebytes supports Mac OS X now

 
 
 
 




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  # 1348027 20-Jul-2015 20:44
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RunningMan: Check iCloud for backup/syncing first.


there's not really enough in icloud to produce this kind of sustained uploading - if it was it would have been over in a day.

do you know what the actual process is called in little snitch so i can check?



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  # 1348028 20-Jul-2015 20:45
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johnr: Malwarebytes supports Mac OS X now


thanks - but only available to 10.7 upwards.

guess i could install yosemite fresh, restore from time machine then install and run malwarebytes as a precaution.

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  # 1348029 20-Jul-2015 20:51
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Can you take a look in Activity Monitor under network and sort by sent bytes.

This should tell you what is uploading the data.




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  # 1348030 20-Jul-2015 20:54
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If iCloud gets stuck on something corrupted it will keep on trying.

Other thing to check is an outgoing email that is stuck.



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  # 1348036 20-Jul-2015 21:01
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geocom: Can you take a look in Activity Monitor under network and sort by sent bytes.

This should tell you what is uploading the data.


In activity monitor, there is only a network button at the bottom that just summarises network activity. I have selected all processes from the dropdown at the top but cant see a sent bytes column to add, there is only Sent Message and Received Messages? Am i in the right place?

 
 
 
 




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  # 1348039 20-Jul-2015 21:16
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Activity Monitor seems to be different on 10.6.8. On my yosemite laptop Sent/Received Bytes is present by default, in 10.6.8 there is only Sent Messages and Received Messages which are additional columns that can be added.



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  # 1348041 20-Jul-2015 21:18
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RunningMan: If iCloud gets stuck on something corrupted it will keep on trying.

Other thing to check is an outgoing email that is stuck.


Is there a log somewhere that would list this corruption?

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  # 1348051 20-Jul-2015 21:24
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Ok thought it came in 10.6 must be the next version.

You could also try an older version of iStat menus as it has a network monitoring ability.
10.6 I think should work with iStat menus 4.22
http://s3.amazonaws.com/bjango/files/istatmenus4/istatmenus4.22.zip

Although it may be easier just to go to Yosemite at this point.




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