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Solved: program to track application-specific bandwidth usage?

Discussion in 'Networking' started by cutcopypaste, Mar 13, 2010.

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  1. cutcopypaste

    cutcopypaste Thread Starter

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    is there any software out there that will tell me how much upload and download bandwidth is coming from what processes on my machine, and possibly total it up over time? i'm cureious to see how much things like dropbox are affecting my monthly bandwidth caps and also wanting to make sure i don't have any apps that are sneaking stuff over my lines. (for windows btw)
    thanks!
     
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    Must have posted this 3 times this week already.
    NetLimiter should do what you need.
     
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    i've been reading around a lot and didn't find any program that specifically mentioned giving totals for different applications, just general overall up/down bandwidth. That article is rather hard to read and doesn't really mention about tracking individual applications. NetLimiter monitor looks like what I need, though.. thanks a lot!
     
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    just to add.. looks like the free version of netlimiter doesn't have individual application tracking.. it'll show the present, which is useful, but not totals. wonder if there's any free programs that can show you total stats for individual applications
     
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    Go to Microsoft and find Sysinternals. There are a lot of really nice programs there.
    http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/default.aspx

    In the suite, there is a program called process explorer. I think it will tell you what you want to know. One nice thing about it is that it shows a running graph of what is going on in your computer. If you have a problem that just pops up occasionally and takes up CPU resources, you can put your curser on the peak even after it has happened and it will tell you what caused the spike.
    Hope this helps!
     
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