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I just used Onyx to clean out my caches and log files after which I did a reboot. Browsing the "All Messages" panel of the Console app I noticed this line:

10/27/13 3:38:03.000 PM kernel: 5.106.198.19

Since I did not recognize that IP I did a whois and to my surprise found out that it points to Eurolan Solutions in Romania.

So my question is why is my Mac 10.7.5 contacting Romania and how can I stop this from happening?

Many thanks

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Could be any software reporting back to the developer.. –  Darius Oct 27 '13 at 20:09
    
Via the kernel? Forgive my ignorance, I know just enough to cause problems for those who know more. If you saw this line in your log, would you be concerned? Thanks for the response –  Jack Oct 27 '13 at 20:12
    
Based on my somewhat limited knowledge of what a rootkit is it seems like one. –  Chipperyman Oct 27 '13 at 20:14
    
Are there OSX root kits floating around? –  Jack Oct 27 '13 at 20:15
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If you are really worried, you could use something like Little Snitch (or something similar) -> obdev.at/products/littlesnitch/index.html to identify any incoming and outgoing connection, and block / allow them as necessary. –  Darius Oct 27 '13 at 20:21

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After a trip to the Apple Store, I can report this is a non-issue. The Tech I spoke to said they had a server in the back room still running Lion. So he went and looked at the kernel.log and found the same entry that I had. Turns out the numbers I thought were an IP address seem to be tied to the Wifi card as a version number. Better safe than sorry I guess.

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