Recently I noticed a hike in my daily internet usage. After investigation I came to know that a process called storeagent was downloading huge amounts of data from the internet. When googled I found that it's related to app store.

  1. How can I prevent storeagent from downloading data?
  2. If I do so will it prevent updates for my applications?
  3. Will it make any security issue?
  • Is it possibly downloading something like Mavericks, that file is 5 Gig in size :) – Ruskes Apr 3 '14 at 8:35
  • I'm using OSX 10.9.2. I think it's Mavericks. – Harikrishnan Apr 3 '14 at 8:38

Try turning off the automated download of updates.

  • Launch the System Preferences
  • Go to the App Store preferences pane
  • Uncheck Download available updates in the background

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