Display live system stats on your taskbar with XMeters
June 20, 2017 – 08:25 | No Comment
Display live system stats on your taskbar with XMeters

XMeters is a free-for-personal-use system monitor which displays live CPU, RAM, network and drive stats directly on your taskbar.
The details include CPU utilisation by core, hard drive read and write rates, network upload and download …

Dipiscan is a professional, customisable network scanner
June 1, 2017 – 07:24 | No Comment
Dipiscan is a professional, customisable network scanner

Dipiscan is a professional network scanner, fast, capable, and with a huge number of configuration options.
The package is easy enough for anyone to use. Launch it, click Analyze to scan your current network (no need …

Bitdefender Home Scanner checks your network devices for vulnerabilities
May 31, 2017 – 11:11 | No Comment
Bitdefender Home Scanner checks your network devices for vulnerabilities

Bitdefender has released Bitdefender Home Scanner, a free tool which scans your wireless network, identifies connected devices and checks them for vulnerabilities.
The program claims to spot devices with poorly encrypted or insecure authentication, weak login …

mStream Express is a music server you can set up in seconds
May 26, 2017 – 14:31 | No Comment
mStream Express is a music server you can set up in seconds

MStream Express is an open-source Chrome-based music server.
The program is built for simplicity and can be set up in seconds, without having to install anything.

Take control of Windows 10’s built-in network usage monitor
May 6, 2017 – 08:19 | No Comment
Take control of Windows 10’s built-in network usage monitor

Monitoring which apps use the most network bandwidth can help you spot resource hogs, malware and more.
If you’re using Windows 10, you don’t have to install any complicated network software to make this happen. The …

Ping multiple IPs simultaneously with Ping GUI
May 1, 2017 – 09:36 | No Comment
Ping multiple IPs simultaneously with Ping GUI

There are endless graphical Ping tools for Windows, and we’ve probably tried more than our share– but could Ping GUI win us over, anyway?
The program offers plenty of plus points. It’s portable, open-source, and the …

Find, monitor and log your external IP with TrueIP
April 1, 2017 – 07:43 | Comments Off on Find, monitor and log your external IP with TrueIP
Find, monitor and log your external IP with TrueIP

When you’re online you might occasionally want to know your external IP address, perhaps to confirm the internet connection you’re using or find out whether a VPN is working.
The easiest way to do this is …

NetAudit is a simple network toolkit
March 13, 2017 – 07:37 | Comments Off on NetAudit is a simple network toolkit
NetAudit is a simple network toolkit

NetAudit is a portable network toolkit for Windows which combines simple Ping, Traceroute, Whois and connection monitoring features.
The program interface is a mess. There’s a useless list of processes; a Network Usage indicator which isn’t …

SniffPass captures email and FTP passwords from network traffic
February 27, 2017 – 05:43 | Comments Off on SniffPass captures email and FTP passwords from network traffic
SniffPass captures email and FTP passwords from network traffic

Saving email passwords in the client is quick, easy and convenient– unless you need to recreate the account somewhere else and can’t remember the details.
Most clients have specialist password recovery tools which can help. Mail …

Instantly block internet access with NetDisabler
February 22, 2017 – 06:00 | Comments Off on Instantly block internet access with NetDisabler
Instantly block internet access with NetDisabler

Freeware developer Sordum has unveiled NetDisabler, a freeware Windows application which can disable and restore internet access on demand.
The program stands out immediately for its use of three web-blocking techniques: disabling the network adapter, blocking …

TCP Monitor Plus is a portable network toolkit
February 13, 2017 – 07:43 | Comments Off on TCP Monitor Plus is a portable network toolkit
TCP Monitor Plus is a portable network toolkit

Portable network toolkit TCP Monitor Plus has had its first update since 2015, adding a snapshot feature and some handy display tweaks.
The program opens with a scrolling graph of network traffic, and assorted low-level stats …