Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2012 10:25 AM (in response to OPEDinMV)
No, it doesn't.
What Mac and what version of OS X are you running?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2012 1:37 PM (in response to Klaus1)
Running MAC G5 tower, Mac OS X (10.5.8), Dual 2.5 GHz PPC G5 5 GB DDR SDRAM
Alley_Cat thinks it might be related to iDisk, which I used many years ago.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2012 2:22 PM (in response to OPEDinMV)
Have you disabled it ever?
Go to System Preferences>.Mac>iDisk and turn off 'iDisk syncing'.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 23, 2012 3:34 PM (in response to BDAqua)
Yes, I just checked it and it was already turned OFF. It is located under Preferences>Internet&Networks>MobileMe>iDisk.
FYI, I turned it ON for a moment (& it auto downloaded a copy of iDisk to my local desktop) and then I turned it OFF again. Now, I get the MMe account warning (an error was returned from server..., etc), and when I click on iDisk tab, I get a error message saying there's a problem connecting to the iDisk server at this time... [all as expected, I guess].
Re: Synchronize (a different tab) in MMe, I had never, ever synched (? sp).
Maybe I never downloaded my old file/data from the "cloud" and therefore MMe never officially disconnected itself from the cloud??
Will see if I still get notices in the future saying that finder.app is trying to connect to the internet.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2012 7:11 PM (in response to OPEDinMV)
The above actions didn't stop Finder.app from turning itself on and connecting (or trying to connect) to the internet on a regular basis. I'm using NAV to block it since I don't seem to need this activity. I hope it's not some sort of sinister virus program phoning home.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2012 7:24 PM (in response to OPEDinMV)
Oh, do yu have any Syncing/sharing of iTunes or such?
Is Date/Time set to automatically update from the Internet?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2012 9:23 PM (in response to BDAqua)
I turned off the automatic updates for Date/Time. Thanks.
I have no file sharing, no websharing, no syncing, no network, no wireless, no itunes.
There is something triggering the app, but I'll keep it permanently blocked until I have a major problem. Another activity I'm blocking is "/usr/libexec/service_helper". I looked this up and found little to no info on it. Should I allow it?
Currently Being ModeratedApr 27, 2012 9:54 PM (in response to OPEDinMV)Never mind . . . I have heard back from someone supporting OnyX, who said to delete /System/Library/LaunchDaemons/com.apple.locate.plist and then restart. That took care of it.
Currently Being ModeratedApr 28, 2012 1:06 AM (in response to BDAqua)
No such file (com.apple.locate.plist) exists on my computer.
Since I don't seem to have a problem with blocking the connection, I'll just keep it that way for now. Thanks for all the suggestions and help, and I priomise to return if bigger issues arise in the future. Until then, I'll live with it, along with all the other annoying bugs in my operating system (e.g., won't sleep, multiple crashes).