Monitor network traffic

runs on Windows
screenshot of NetworkTrafficView

With any sort of network, there are packets of data flying back and forth constantly. Most of the time, you probably don't care, as long as your email arrives and you can access networked resources. If you're the network guy or gal, or are more interested than average about what's going on, then you might like to take a look at what comprises that network traffic.

For general information, NetworkTrafficView can let you take a look behind the scenes and see what your machine is sending out and receiving in terms of data across your network. More specifically, though, you can use it to check for spyware or other nasties "phoning home" on your machine. It lets you decide how to sort your data, and gives you info about the source and destination, protocols used, number of packets, and total data throughput.

NetworkTrafficView is a free download. It's a Windows application and has both 32- and 64-bit versions.

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One Response to “Monitor network traffic”

  1. fvarga says:

    Maybe it’s a great software to monitor the network traffic, but I just have one question: how can we enjoy it, considering the fact that since the beginning, their home page is unavailable???