Back in issue #127 I mentioned a free utility called Network Traffic Monitor  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 . Recently, subscriber Jean-Denis Marx wrote in to tell me about Netlimiter 2 Monitor , 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.
NEW: The Data and Internet Security Guide (Vol1)
Volume I begins with the fundamentals of online security; the dos and don’ts of working online. We will give you some background on the issues of cyber-attacks and malware. We’ll explain terms, trends, and tips for understanding Internet security and why it’s important to you.
- Online Security Basics
- Tips and Tools for Better Online Security