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I need a freeware to monitor my internet activity, especially upload and download amounts over time. For instance, I like to see a graph or table that shows the downloaded and uploaded amounts per day, week or month and in total for a selected period.

OS: Windows XP, Vista, 7

Edit: I don't need to see the traffic program by program. I'm not interested in which program accesses the internet, but I'm interested in monitoring my incoming and outgoing data amounts using a light-weight freeware.

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NetMeter (you can export data as csv files to generate graph)

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Update: since it's unstable on your computer, you could try NetWorx.

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Seems good. Thanks +1. –  Mehper C. Palavuzlar Feb 12 '10 at 8:21
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I've been trying NetMeter for the last 3 days. Yesterday, it abnormally gave a program termination error and restarted itself. When I viewed the reports, they were all gone and all values started from 0. Maybe the program is not stable on Win7. –  Mehper C. Palavuzlar Feb 15 '10 at 20:54
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Latest news: Now, strangely the program opens two separate instances in the system tray. They show different incoming and outgoing data amounts. I guess the sum shows the real total. I believe that the program is not stable and usable till they overcome those bugs. I need something better. –  Mehper C. Palavuzlar Feb 17 '10 at 12:32
    
see my update, hope this one will be more stable... –  fluxtendu Feb 17 '10 at 13:39
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Networx works great and is more user-friendly. Thanks for the solution. –  Mehper C. Palavuzlar Feb 19 '10 at 7:59
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I use NetSpeedMonitor. It can sit in your taskbar and you can hover on it to see the amount of data transferred and full details about monthly, weekly and daily traffic by a right click shortcut menu.

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It uses the SQLite database to keep records of your traffic. From my experience so far it works very well with Windows 7 64-bit.

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Mehper, NetLimiter Monitor comes free with no nag screens. Apart from summaries and totals, you can go back and find out how many bytes went up or down on a specific hour in the past, such as, 8:00a-9:00a 25 December 2009, via Firefox. The stats are saved in SQLite format.

NetLimiter 2 Monitor

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DU Meter:

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I tried NetWorx for a while but it reports higher usage than actual. It's a known issue from what I've read about NetWorx in forums.

I've been using DU Meter now and it reports the correct data.

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Not freeware though –  Svish May 2 '10 at 14:42
    
@Sharjeel, How much higher? –  Synetech Jul 25 '12 at 5:17
    
@Sharjeel, Does NetWorx still have the known issue that you mentioned here? I could see so many versions released by now since your posting. Complete changelog is available here. –  Gnanam Nov 18 '13 at 11:22
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You might want to try gkrellm. It is said to work on windows and it seems to collect network data amounts (at least on linux).

No built-in charts, but the data is stored in a simple format and you might succeed to get a graph by using some additional app that can do them.

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I would recommend Bitmeter. Its a freeware. Been using it for years and their latest (re)version is BitmeterOS - has a completely new UI and database.

You can create alerts, custom reports too and feeds too.

Download link - http://codebox.org.uk/pages/bitmeteros

You can see a demo here - http://codebox.org.uk/pages/bitmeteros/demo

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