How do I search my Mac for these files? My wireless is being used, not by me, to upload ~50GB per month, at my cost. I would like to search my Mac. I looked in Finder and all that came up was your Dropbox guide.
how do I search my Mac for these computers? My wireless is being used dealy high bandwidth brig , not by
me, to upload morthan6 GB per day, at my office. I would like to search my
Mac. I looked in Finder and all that came up was your Drop box guide.
Jill, a cursory glance at that shows you're running Carbonite backup software, which would be uploading a lot to your cloud backup storage. Are you sure the traffic is coming from uTorrent and not Carbonite?
Hi Jill. I think it's quite unlikely that uTorrent would be running on your mac without your knowledge, but to make doubly sure there is application in teh system tools / utilities folder called activity monitor. If you just type "monitor" into the top right quick finder it should be the top result. You can either have a look for utorrent in there, or if you want to post it here, you can save the output as a text file using File -> Save and copy and paste contents here for us to look at for you.
I think it's more likely that your Wifi is being hacked. Do you know what level of protection it has? If it's only secured using WEP, that's incredibly easy to crack the password of in less than 5 minutes in many cases. Chaning the password will only stop them for another 5 minutes while they re-crack it. Please check that the security method is WPA2, and use a password that's not plain english (these are also easy to crack even on a WPA/WPA2 security level). I'd suggest a password of the form punctuation-word-number or similar , like $network12345 so you can still easily remember it yourself.
Thank you so much. My security is WPA2. I have changed my password to a form as you suggested and keep my fingers crossed.
I have checked my activity monitor and can't see evidence of uTorrent, however I will paste the contents here for you to check.
I really appreciate your help because I can't get my provider to help out at all! I guess they're happy with me chewing up the GB!
Active Memory: 2.59 GB
Free Memory: 289.6 MB
Wired Memory: 429.6 MB
Used Memory: 3.72 GB
Inactive Memory: 725.6 MB
Total VM: 205.03 GB
Number of processes: 86
PID Process Name User CPU Real Mem Virtual Mem
0 kernel_task root 3.6 255.0 MB 2.50 GB
1 launchd root 0.0 780 KB 2.34 GB
10 kextd root 0.0 2.0 MB 2.34 GB
11 notifyd root 0.0 504 KB 2.32 GB
12 diskarbitrationd root 0.0 1.3 MB 2.33 GB
13 configd root 0.0 2.4 MB 2.36 GB
14 syslogd root 0.0 624 KB 2.34 GB
15 DirectoryService root 0.1 4.4 MB 2.34 GB
16 blued root 0.0 3.4 MB 2.35 GB
17 distnoted daemon 0.1 1.3 MB 2.33 GB
19 ntpd root 0.0 748 KB 2.32 GB
21 usbmuxd _usbmuxd 0.0 2.7 MB 2.35 GB
22 SystemStarter root 0.0 480 KB 2.33 GB
25 securityd root 0.0 3.6 MB 2.35 GB
28 mds root 0.1 69.8 MB 2.63 GB
29 mDNSResponder _mdnsrespo 0.0 1.8 MB 2.35 GB
30 loginwindow Jill 0.0 10.4 MB 2.94 GB
31 KernelEventAgent root 0.0 556 KB 2.33 GB
33 hidd root 0.5 980 KB 2.33 GB
34 fseventsd root 0.0 2.1 MB 2.34 GB
36 dynamic_pager root 0.0 392 KB 2.32 GB
42 autofsd root 0.0 552 KB 2.33 GB
45 CarboniteDaemon root 0.5 37.2 MB 1.07 GB
56 coreservicesd root 0.0 13.4 MB 2.41 GB
63 WindowServer _windowser 5.3 117.6 MB 3.15 GB
99 cvmsServ root 0.0 484 KB 2.33 GB
110 coreaudiod _coreaudio 0.0 2.0 MB 2.34 GB
126 launchd Jill 0.0 888 KB 2.34 GB
130 Dock Jill 0.0 11.4 MB 2.91 GB
131 SystemUIServer Jill 0.0 20.5 MB 2.95 GB
132 Finder Jill 0.1 42.8 MB 3.05 GB
134 fontd Jill 0.0 3.9 MB 2.38 GB
145 pboard Jill 0.0 376 KB 2.32 GB
150 UserEventAgent Jill 0.0 3.8 MB 2.35 GB
157 AirPort Base Station Agen Jill 0.0 3.8 MB 2.86 GB
158 CarboniteStatus Jill 0.0 3.5 MB 1.13 GB
160 textcast_httpd Jill 0.0 780 KB 598.5 MB
161 Folder Actions Dispatcher Jill 0.0 3.9 MB 2.85 GB
163 TISwitcher Jill 0.0 3.6 MB 2.85 GB
175 Growl Menu Jill 0.0 7.9 MB 10.89 GB
176 iTunes Helper Jill 0.0 3.6 MB 2.86 GB
178 Microsoft AU Daemon Jill 0.0 7.2 MB 1.30 GB
184 Growl Menu Jill 0.0 7.1 MB 10.89 GB
185 EvernoteHelper Jill 0.0 3.5 MB 1.13 GB
186 Things Helper Jill 0.0 2.4 MB 1.10 GB
188 Adobe Updater Jill 0.0 1.6 MB 1.15 GB
207 dbfseventsd root 0.0 1.4 MB 588.3 MB
234 Firefox Jill 12.6 1.63 GB 5.38 GB
237 Firefox Plugin Process Jill 8.7 170.8 MB 2.13 GB
368 check_afp root 0.0 708 KB 2.33 GB
394 Mail Jill 0.0 144.9 MB 5.24 GB
2269 AppleSpell.service Jill 0.0 6.8 MB 2.35 GB
2351 Grab Jill 0.0 4.1 MB 1.19 GB
4045 Dropbox Jill 0.0 25.9 MB 1.20 GB
5691 iCal Jill 0.0 45.8 MB 2.96 GB
5695 applepushserviced root 0.0 4.6 MB 2.35 GB
5723 Address Book Jill 0.0 24.5 MB 2.94 GB
7549 Image Capture Extension Jill 0.0 7.1 MB 2.90 GB
11760 diskimages-helper Jill 0.0 4.5 MB 2.36 GB
11766 hdiejectd root 0.0 1.2 MB 2.34 GB
11784 diskimages-helper Jill 0.0 4.5 MB 2.36 GB
11823 diskimages-helper Jill 0.0 4.4 MB 2.36 GB
11871 Net Monitor Jill 1.2 10.0 MB 1.18 GB
11874 netmonitord Jill 0.3 1.1 MB 613.8 MB
11889 diskimages-helper Jill 0.0 4.5 MB 2.36 GB
11910 Net Monitor Sidekick Jill 0.0 5.4 MB 1.22 GB
11918 NMSidekickAgent root 0.0 1.2 MB 612.1 MB
23289 Bento Jill 0.0 47.0 MB 1.33 GB
23341 Numbers Jill 0.0 18.3 MB 1.33 GB
32198 iTunes Jill 0.1 100.1 MB 1.42 GB
32204 AppleMobileDeviceHelper Jill 0.0 4.2 MB 614.1 MB
37971 imklaunchagent Jill 0.0 716 KB 2.35 GB
45884 WebKitPluginAgent Jill 0.0 364 KB 2.34 GB
49567 iPhoto Jill 0.0 134.9 MB 1.43 GB
53060 aosnotifyd Jill 0.0 3.2 MB 2.35 GB
53498 PTPCamera Jill 0.0 5.2 MB 2.86 GB
53791 Pages Jill 0.0 66.4 MB 1.32 GB
53817 Acrobat Jill 0.3 61.8 MB 1.34 GB
53821 mysqld Jill 0.0 3.0 MB 606.3 MB
53883 mdworker Jill 0.1 16.5 MB 2.37 GB
53884 mdworker _spotlight 0.0 3.6 MB 2.35 GB
53899 ocspd root 0.0 1.3 MB 2.33 GB
53917 Activity Monitor Jill 7.5 28.7 MB 3.00 GB
53919 activitymonitord root 7.4 1.8 MB 2.33 GB
53926 SyncServer Jill 0.0 6.4 MB 2.36 GB
53937 PubSubAgent Jill 0.0 8.0 MB 2.37 GB
No James I am not sure. However my supplier( who probably didn't know!!) said it was more likely to be a uTorrent thing!! I guess I need to look at Carbonite. If I hadn't been using my computer eg over the weekend it shouldn't have been uploading should it??
Thanks for all your help
Hi Jill. Sounds like the ISP guy was just making a random guess then, and from what you've told us it's very unlikely there is uTorrent running anywhere.
Carbonite actually backs-up your stuff like a screensaver - so when you DONT use the computer, it jumps into action to upload your backups. If your computer was ON over the weekend but not being used, it probably saw that as an opportune moment to backup. If you need to use Carbonite though, I'm not sure if there's a way around this issue. Obviously, it has files to backup, and they need to be uploaded, no way around it. I havent used Carbonite myself, but it may have an option to limit the amount it uploads per day or something - so it might be worth checking the app options out.
More than that, I've just looked back on your initial question and it seems like you're saying 50gb a month is causing a surcharge on your net bill? I've got to say, I am absolutely shocked by that. Which ISP are you using? If you dont mind me asking, how much does that cost you? It seems to be a ridiculously low limit, even for upload. Perhaps I'm out of touch here! However, if you're going to backing up to the cloud like that it may be worth your while finding an unlimited provider, or at least not quite as draconian as that.
This is for a home.. It is password protected and I have changed my password but it still continues. It is all for uploading - well virtually all.
My real question is how do I find out if I have a torrent type programme installed.
how many computer are in your network? Just your one computer?
You can look in your installed programs or you can look in running processes. Right-click the Windows taskbar and select > Start Task Manager. What > Applications do you see running after rebooting the computer? If there is nothing suspicious, look under > Processes.
Other than that I would really recommend you to try some of the tools ha14 suggested to monitor your net traffic. Maybe someone hacked into your WiFi network. If that's the case, just change the password / network key and you should be good until they manage to hack it again.
Arg, nevermind, just saw that you're on a Mac. In that case I'm afraid I can not help you, but maybe someone else can...
were the answers above helpful? Are you able to monitor and restrict the µTorrent traffic now? Please let us know in case you need more help. Thank you!
if you have Torrent type of program installed, you download things from others for free and you have to let others to download the same from you, this is how Torrent type of software works.
yea but it doesn't suppose to happen without you knowing it
in utorrent you can easily see which files are uploading
if you are sure that isn't your pc that upload you must definitely put a password and if that doesn't help there are programs that say to you if any other pc is using your connection like wireless watch
I see that wireless watch is a windows program. Do you know of a similar program for Mac?
Your wireless is being used by someone you don't know? Is this your home network or are you in an office etc?
Set a password for your network. Have a look at How To Secure Your Wireless Network Connection
. It measures the download and upload traffic on your Internet connection and
keeps a record of your traffic volume. It gives you all kinds of useful output
statistics, like daily allowance, average daily usage, accumulated surplus, and
Display Network Traffic on your mac to see whats happening
can you please tell me the Windows version of these application or the best one for Windows.I have Win 7 Ulti x64
You can have a plugin in task manager to show IP....
Process Security v2.0 free