Network/internet traffic monitoring

By AlbertLionheart ยท 4 replies
Aug 15, 2007
  1. There was a recent thread about checking traffic volumes and the recommendation was for NetMeter. I ran this just to see and it provides lots of information about total traffic and will produce logs.
    Does anyone know if there is a tool out there which will tell you what program is using the connection to the ISP? It is easy enough to see, for example, if your AV is running an update but what about other programs that grab the link and make use of it?
    Any ideas anyone?
  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    netstat comes with every OS. Use TCPView from Sysinternals for a prettier interface.
  3. AlbertLionheart

    AlbertLionheart TechSpot Chancellor Topic Starter Posts: 2,026

    Excellent - I ran netstat and am now worried at what I see in there.....
    Sysinternals is a whole new set of useful tools - not had much publicity. I wonder why not and why it did not come on google. Thanks - just the job!
  4. thehacker

    thehacker TS Booster Posts: 116

    you can also check it by your firewall. Zone alarm shows it the best way. Fastly blinking program icon shows that more data is being transfered by that one than a slower blinking one.
  5. thehacker

    thehacker TS Booster Posts: 116

    can you explain how to do it with netstats as i hv problem using zonealarm
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