Free Internet traffic monitor

Back in issue #127 I mentioned a free utility called Network Traffic Monitor [1] that allows you to identify the source of any unexpected internet activity on your PC. Unfortunately soon after it was mentioned in the newsletter, the author decided to charge for the product. However the last free version is still available at other sites [2]. Recently, subscriber Jean-Denis Marx wrote in to tell me about Netlimiter 2 Monitor [3], a free program that does much the same thing. The user interface is actually better than Network Traffic Monitor with a clear identification of all the programs on your PC generating internet traffic as well as the file name and location. It even shows hidden programs. Freeware, Windows 2000 and later, 2.2MB.
[1] http://www.nicocuppen.com/product.php?prodinfoID=15&prodID=11
[2] http://www.321download.com/LastFreeware/page2.html#ntm
[3] http://www.netlimiter.com/download.php

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