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OS 10.5 - osx "randomly" wakes up


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i have the settings configured to "wake for administrative ethernet access" or something along those lines (only "wake for access" type option)
well, my mac randomly will wake up;
i notice it sometimes in the middle of the night;
does this mean that there is currently malware of some kind already installed?
has my security been compromised?
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No.

If you look closely at the message box (at least in 10.6, I can't remember about 10.5), Apple clearly states that the computer will wake up from time to time.
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thanks for the reply;
i dont remember seeing that message and i have to wonder, why?
why would the computer need to randomly wake up?
does it matter if the airport is on or not?
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Do you have a bluetooth device connected to your computer? It's possible that if the connection drops or the device "moves", it will wake up your machine. For instance, I'm looking for a bluetooth mouse right now and someone had left a review of one mouse stating that this was happening to him with the mouse.

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