Mystery Download

Occasionally, my computer becomes slow and unresponsive. I would shut-down the computer and re-start it. As it’s shutting down, near the end of its shut-down cycle, a pop-up window appears asking if I should Abort or Continue a Download that is in Process. I have no idea what the Download is. Having a healthy level of paranoia, I fear the Download might be some kind of malicious spyware or somesuch. Could somebody tell me how to investigate this and find out exactly what this mysterious Download might be?

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What do you scan your PC with?
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Sorry, i forgot to mention that I'm using Mac OS X 10.9.5.....

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No clue as to machine/OS...

.. but have you tried going to "downloads" and see what's trying to download?

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I looked under "Downloads>" Nothing visible there

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absolutely no clue

no way to help if we do not know what operating system you are running. in general all you can do is to check two locations, your browsers downloads to see if it is downloading or go to your control panel, windows update to see if maybe windows is updating.

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D'oh! An obvious oversight. I am using MAC OS X 10.9.5

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