GlassWire network monitor debuts commercial builds
June 1, 2015 – 07:05 | Comments Off on GlassWire network monitor debuts commercial builds
GlassWire network monitor debuts commercial builds

The excellent free Windows network monitor GlassWire is now also available in Basic ($49), Pro ($99) and Elite ($199) versions.
All three builds have extra security features. “Ask to connect” blocks new network connections until they’re …

Who needs the cloud when you’ve got Sunshine?
May 6, 2015 – 13:44 | Comments Off on Who needs the cloud when you’ve got Sunshine?
Who needs the cloud when you’ve got Sunshine?

Sunshine is a free app for sharing files directly between any Android, iOS, Windows or OS X device. No upload/ download hassles, no concerns about who else can access your files, just quickly transfer whatever …

Find the best wifi networks around the world with wiMAN
April 27, 2015 – 10:18 | Comments Off on Find the best wifi networks around the world with wiMAN
Find the best wifi networks around the world with wiMAN

Restaurants, malls, trains, hotels: it can feel as though wifi is everywhere these days. Until you’re travelling, when you can still spend an age trying to find a network, only to find it’s password-protected or …

Keep an eye on your network with EasyNetMonitor
April 16, 2015 – 09:55 | Comments Off on Keep an eye on your network with EasyNetMonitor
Keep an eye on your network with EasyNetMonitor

We’ve always liked tiny single-executable utilities, the type you’ll find at NirSoft and Sysinternals. The developers don’t waste time with gimmicks, massive icons or interface themes: they just concentrate on the core functions you need …

NetToolset is a handy suite of network tools
April 12, 2015 – 07:32 | Comments Off on NetToolset is a handy suite of network tools
NetToolset is a handy suite of network tools

NetToolset is a free-for-personal-use network toolkit for Windows XP+ which supports eight common functions: Ping, Traceroute+, DNS Lookup, Reverse DNS, Blacklist Lookup, IP Whois, Domain Whois and Port Scan.
The program is more about simplicity than …

TCPLogView 1.15 automatically logs open net connections
March 21, 2015 – 12:20 | Comments Off on TCPLogView 1.15 automatically logs open net connections
TCPLogView 1.15 automatically logs open net connections

NirSoft has updated TCPLogView 1.15 and TCPLogView (64-bit) 1.15 to automatically log TCP connections as they’re opened and closed on Windows 2000-8.
Details recorded include the event type (Open, Close, Listen), time, local and remote addresses, …

Essential NetTools: 15+ networking tools in one free suite
March 3, 2015 – 12:36 | Comments Off on Essential NetTools: 15+ networking tools in one free suite
Essential NetTools: 15+ networking tools in one free suite

Troubleshooting network problems can be a nightmare, even for Windows experts, but equipping yourself with the right software can make all the difference.
As we wrote last month, NetCrunch Tools is a useful collection of common …

Technician’s Toolbox is a portable troubleshooting toolkit
February 25, 2015 – 08:33 | Comments Off on Technician’s Toolbox is a portable troubleshooting toolkit
Technician’s Toolbox is a portable troubleshooting toolkit

Utilities developer Tweaking.com has released Technician’s Toolbox and Technician’s Toolbox Portable, a free-for-personal-use suite of 20+ PC maintenance, monitoring and management tools.
Networking features are a highlight, with a graphical netstat, in-depth details on your network …

NetCrunch Tools is a free network troubleshooting toolkit
February 20, 2015 – 10:51 | Comments Off on NetCrunch Tools is a free network troubleshooting toolkit
NetCrunch Tools is a free network troubleshooting toolkit

If your PC network is misbehaving then you could turn to the standard Windows troubleshooting tools. But they’re mostly console-based, not exactly comfortable or convenient to use, even if you can remember all their various …

PingView is a versatile network monitor
February 12, 2015 – 07:54 | Comments Off on PingView is a versatile network monitor
PingView is a versatile network monitor

Managing networks is a tedious, time-consuming business, and if your needs are simple then it might be best not to bother. If a network device goes offline, so what? You can just deal with any …

Check and manage Win7+ and Mac security with OPSWAT GEARS
February 2, 2015 – 14:17 | Comments Off on Check and manage Win7+ and Mac security with OPSWAT GEARS
Check and manage Win7+ and Mac security with OPSWAT GEARS

How secure is your computer? Finding out can take a little work. You might have to check your antivirus, firewall, backup program, maybe the Windows Action Center and various other system settings.
OPSWAT GEARS is a …