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  1. #1

    Member Since
    Feb 05, 2012
    Exclamation Uploading 8GB a day!!! HELP

    I run 4 macs at home, 2 for office use and 2 for the kids

    something is pulling up to 8GB a day through our broadband connection. UPLOADING!

    I live in NZ, so we don't have unlimited usage (its costing a fortune)

    Have replaced modem and changed wireless password

    Have turned off the modem at night and that stops it, so coming from one of my machines (have ran Iantivirus on all)

    Can anyone help? PLEASE

  2. #2

    harryb2448's Avatar
    Member Since
    Nov 28, 2007
    Nambucca Heads Australia
    iMac, i7 4GHz, 32GB memory, 1TB Blade Drive, OS X.13.4
    G'day and welcome to the forums.

    Perhaps the problem is your AV software. It may be downloading Windows virus definitions on an ongoing basis. Whilst there are no Mac OS X viruses, you might like to try ClamXAV which is freeware. Disable your AV and see what happens.
    Hang on to those original install discs like grim death! Using OS X.7 or later make a bootable USB thumb drive before running Installer!

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    Member Since
    Feb 05, 2012
    Thanks will give that a go

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    McYukon's Avatar
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    May 14, 2009
    Near Whitehorse, Yukon
    2012 MBP i7 2.7 GHz 15" Matte - 16 GB RAM - 120 GB Intel SSD - 500 GB DataDoubler Mac OS 10.9
    May I suggest installing the Rubbernet trial on all Macs? Rubbernet - Your Mac's new best friend
    You need to keep the application open all day to catch the traffic but it'll work and show you what is doing what.

    To uninstall the demon, use the uninstall button in the preferences. Then you can delete the app like any other.
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    robduckyworth's Avatar
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    Jan 04, 2011
    Reading, UK
    15" MBP, 2.5GHz i7, 750GB, 6770M 1GB, iPad 3, iPhone 4, custom PC
    Id check to make sure your kids aren't torrenting anything before doing anything else. That will make uploads shoot up.
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    dtravis7's Avatar
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    Jan 04, 2005
    Modesto, Ca.
    iMac 2010 27" QuadI7 OS10.13 iMac 2008 OSX10.11, MBP Late2011OS10.13 , iPad Pro 10.5", iPhone 5s,
    I agree with Rob. Check all the machines and see. Kids often do a lot of tormenting and try to hide it from their parents.

    If there is for sure no Torrent activity going on then try McYukons suggestion.

    Also are their any PC's on the network? Any Gaming systems?

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    podraig's Avatar
    Member Since
    Mar 19, 2008
    iMac 20" 2.4 Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo 4gig,Mac OS X Maverick, Macbook Intel 2gig, iPhone 3G
    if this is uploading, its a **** of a lot, could only be gaming I would think. If it is downloading, then kids must be on you tube round the clock
    Mac is like a car, keep clean and up to date and it will give you many hours of good driving

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    Kevriano's Avatar
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    Jul 02, 2006
    Crawley, England
    20" Intel iMac 2.4 Ghz/3G Ram/320HD, Snow Leopard. PBook G4, 1.5Ghz/1.5 Ram/250 HD, Leopard 10.5.6.
    I agree that torrenting is the most likely cause here too.
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