Thanks to Little Snitch I've noticed that a lot of apps installed on my MacBook (El Capitan with latest updates) connect to an IP address in The Netherlands (18.104.22.168, registered with Akamai). As I couldn't find any more info on this I am wondering what to do?
So far I've blocked the IP on the system level and scanned my system with "MalwareBytes" without any problems. Strangely enough all that seems to happen is a connect but no data transfer (according to Little Snitch, with blockage of IP temporarily disabled). There is also no clear heuristic of which apps connect, the only thing: native Apple apps (iTunes, ...) are not affected. But if an app connects it does so with every start.
I am starting to worry because a few days ago I got a security notification by Cloudflare while accessing a website.
I am really curious what to make of all of this, and would appreciate any help or suggestions.