6 Replies Latest reply: Oct 18, 2012 4:23 PM by Clif Norrell1
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   Hey all,


I had searched and read a number of entries similar to this, but never a solution from anyone yet and unsure if someone has experienced this specifically.


I was doing some computer house cleaning and noticed that I had this constant Network Activity happening to the sum of 3-4KB/sec, all day long, regardless.

Switched off wifi...still there.

Rebooted.....still there.

Disconnected all devices, no wifi, no nothing....still there.

No programs running....still there.

Repaired permissions...still there.

Checked Firewall....still there.

Sharing turned off....still there.

Printer sharing off....still there.

Checked and eliminated any start-up programs....still there.



Booted with Snow Leopard drive,(it is only the OS), and noticed NO network activity.

Installed Little Snitch, and honestly have no idea what it is telling me. 


So, with a totally cut off Macbook Pro, with no programs running at all, and nothing I can see running in the back ground, no LAN or other sharing or networks....why would there be an unending 3-4KB/sec activity, but none at all in Snow Leopard?  Somewhere I have something installed, or a malware program, or something hitting the network regardless of if it is accessible or not. 


Anyone any guesses? 


Running the last version of Lion, 10.7.5


Thanks all.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)