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How can I monitor all and any Internet traffic from my home PC?

I would like to monitor all and any Internet traffic from my home PC to see what programs installed on my home machine are accessing the Internet. I thought I could use Fiddler for this, but I ...
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How to monitor bandwidth use of each device on wifi network

I have in my home a standard Comcast cable internet connection. I have it going from the wall to a cable modem, and from the modem to a late-series Linksys router, which provides wired and wireless ...
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Monitoring my own activity on computer?

I'd like to have good statistics of how much time I spend doing various tasks on my computer (I'm using Windows Vista), so I'm looking for a good tool for that. It has to monitor what application I am ...
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Application for monitoring all applications that are using the internet in Mac OS X

Can anyone introduce me a Mac OS X application that monitors all network activity such as what applications are now connected to the internet and how much bandwidth they use (I mean show bandwidth ...
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Is there a way to find out what application using most of bandwidth in Linux? [closed]

I'm looking for an utility that could show me how much of a bandwidth each process are using. It should just print the data and exit as I want to feed that list into conky.
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Desktop Internet traffic measurement software [closed]

Can you recommend a robust Internet traffic measurement tool you had experience with? Robustness is important because I've used a couple of such tools but ended up uninstalling them because of ...
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Easy-to-use tool to monitor incoming network traffic [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Monitor all and any internet traffic from my home PC - what should I use? On my Windows XP computer, I sometimes see the task bar network icon light up indicating that a bunch ...
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View Filesystem Access in Real Time on Mac OS X

Had a sysinternals tool (filemon) for that, but now I can find something similar for the mac. I'm a developer and I basically want to debug "file not found" or "wrong permissions" errors.
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How can I find out which program creates a file/folder in my C: drive?

I am looking for an app that can monitor my C: (system) drive and find which program is creating a folder, with the rather generic name TEMP1\, on that drive. I wouldn't mind if it could hook the ...
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Lightweight CPU usage monitor? [closed]

I'm looking for a lightweight CPU usage monitor, something that can sit in a corner of my screen telling me how much of my CPU is getting used. Anyone know of one?
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How to get real-time network statistics in Linux with KB/MB/Bytes format and for specific port or application processID?

I used IPTraf, Iftop, vnstat, bwm-ng, ifconfig -a. None of them is helping me to find real-time packets that are being sent/received from my application in KB or MB format. The reason is I am writing ...
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How to monitor a folder for changes, and execute a command if it does, on Windows?

There are similar questions for Linux and Mac, but I'm after a Windows solution here. The problem is as follows: I want to write several (js) script files in a folder, and have a program monitor ...
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Is there an app for the Mac that shows you which apps are using the network? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Application for monitoring all applications that are using the internet in Mac OS X I use Menu Meters to show me how much data is being sent and received by my Mac as a whole. ...
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Are there any tools to periodically check if a web site is available?

Either online or local applications (Windows XP preferably). I'm specifically looking to be notified by email if the web site in question goes down. I've tried the Firefox add on, Mr Uptime, but it ...
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Monitor hard drive changes to files

Several months ago I saw someone using an application that showed him files on the computer being modified in real time. Basically there was an application that wasn't working correctly, so he ...
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How can I monitor and report file copy activities in Windows XP?

I have some developer machines that part-time developers come and work on. I want to monitor and report if they copy any files to external media or attach files to their email accounts (and so on). ...
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Am I secure from network monitoring software if HTTPS is used?

I will be logging into my bank account and my personal email accounts at work. Its not banned at work, but I just don't want them to save/log a copy of whatever I do with these services. Especially my ...
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Find what URL an EXE file is sending data to

How can I monitor an EXE file when it is running to see what URL it is connecting to? I assume there must be free software out there that can do this fairly easily?
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How to track LAN usage? (AKA 'top for LAN')

There's an evil application that is eating ALL my upload bandwidth (I'm brazilian, it's only ~35kbps) for like 80% of the time my PC is turned on. I would like to know if there's any way to track ...
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How to see who is using my WiFi

I have a WiFi router at home and would like to know if there is any way to know who is connected to my WiFi network and using it. My WiFi network is password protected but still there could be a ...
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What tools can be used to keep track of changes on web pages? [closed]

What software or online service could one use to keep track of changes that occur on a given web page? It would be nice to get an RSS feed for updates but other notification methods are fine too. ...
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How can I find out what modifications a program’s installer makes?

I want to know what some installers do: mainly what files, folders, and registry entries they add, remove, or modify. Lots of “ professional” programs are so poorly documented that it’s difficult to ...
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How can I find out what's the bottleneck slowing down a particular process / the entire system?

Given a specific running process, is there a way to find out what hardware element is currently the bottleneck for its operation? In other words, is its current computation CPU-bound, GPU-bound, ...
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How to see if turbo boost is working on I7 860 CPU?

I just build myself a new system with a Intel I7 860 CPU. When loading it using a single threaded application like Super PI, CPU-Z shows 2.933Ghz as speed. Now I understood that the I7 goes into turbo ...
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How to automatically restart MySQL and MongoDB when being unresponsive?

I’m running a simple development server (Ubuntu) on which MySQL and MongoDB sometimes crash. I always restart them with sudo service mysql restart. Although I know I need to investigate why they ...
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How to monitor a Windows process and send an alert when it crashes or closes?

I'm looking for a program/utility to monitor a process running in Windows 7 (actually it's a Java process ran from .jnlp). and that can send an e-mail alert or trigger any kind of script so I can be ...
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Show current ping to website on Taksbar

I'm looking for a way to monitor my current internet connection quality by showing the ping-response to a website like google in the taskbar on the right side. I'm using Windows 8.1. Kind of like ...
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Task manager: CPU Utilization and speed?

I have a question regarding task manager in Windows 8. It shows us CPU utilization and speed. From what I understand, utilization is how much of the processor time is spent running processes. Speed ...
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Why does a radio stream not appear on a packet monitoring tool?

I am currently trying to find the URL to the audio stream for a webradio that only provides a flash player, that I would like to use with MusicBee's radio player. After using Wireshark to monitor my ...
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Monitor traffic through a home router

We have an Internet connection which is shared on five computers via a home router. One of the computers is using torrents all the time. I want to find out which, and they won't tell me. How can I ...
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tail -f equivalent for an URL

I want to monitor the log file of my application which however doesn't work locally but on a SaaS platform and is exposed over HTTP and WebDAV. So, an equivalent of tail -f that works for URLs would ...
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How can I monitor network traffic in an all Mac home network?

I have an all Mac network consisting of an Airport Extreme, 1 MacPro, 1 Mac Mini, 2 MackBook Pros, 2 iPads, and 2 iPhones. The Mac Pro is connected directly to the Airport Extreme via Cat5 and the ...
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How do I log which process is deleting a file on Windows XP?

A file is being deleted seemingly randomly throughout the day. The vendor of the software whose file is being deleted says that another piece of software installed on the computer is deleting it, ...
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History of CPU usage for all processes

How can I view historical CPU usage for all the running processes in Windows, including those processes that were started after the history collection had started? I am interested in a way to collect ...
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How can I constantly monitor my computer's RAM usage?

I have to monitor my computer physical memory (RAM) usage constantly when I'm working, because sometimes I will work with multiple applications (e.g Sublime Text, Photoshop, MS Visual Studio and ...
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How to check which application has the clipboard hold?

We are deploying some virtual machines with robots software which performs actions in a browser, and we are having trouble with some of them when accessing the clipboard for read or write. They show a ...
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Are there any wireless routers that allow bandwidth monitoring and throttling?

Are there any wireless routers that would allow me to see what clients are hogging up bandwidth and that would let me limit them so that they can't grab it all? Both wifi-wise and internet-wise. I ...
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Mouse button and keypress counter for Linux?

I would like to have some kind of statistic of my daily mouse/keyboard usage to help me make my keyboard layout a little bit more efficient. There is already a question about how to do this on ...
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Monitor the network shared folder? [closed]

I am looking for freeware/open source application which can monitor the shared folder on local network. I did use some freeware application , but forgot its name. I Would like to see who are all ...
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What is the best way to monitor and record the URLs called by device to establish or monitor browsing history?

I have home internet access via Comcast/Xfinity and the router below providing wifi to multiple devices - laptops, iPads, iPhones, iPod Touch. Macs. What is the best way to monitor and record the ...
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Mac OS Internet traffic log

Does anyone know a free tool that monitors my internet traffic and logs it in a day-by-day overview? I'm currently using iStat menus but the download meter resets itself after each reboot plus it ...
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Windows XP slowdown, what's to blame?

I run Windows XP and after a while it seems to get real sluggish. I suspect it's heavy memory consumption of Firefox, but have noticed several other programs are 'slow' to exit when I reboot. Is ...
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Ubuntu: tool for displaying disk activity in general and by process

My Ubuntu system is occasionally becoming very sluggish. I'm running many things simultaneously and it's very difficult to tell which program is the culprit. I suspect that the sluggishness is due to ...
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Tool for monitoring windows processes and folders

I am looking for a tool that tracks and keeps information for some processes on windows how long they've been running, when they have had started/closed. Also it would be nice to monitor folders if ...
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How can I find out who is using my Windows Internet Connection Sharing (ICS)?

This is related to the question, "Can I monitor who is using my Mac OS X Internet Sharing?" but while that deals with Mac OS X, my questions is about Windows XP. How do I find out who is sharing my ...
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Drive activity indicator [closed]

There used to be a cool utility called OOLED which used to display the activity occurring on different drives/drive partitions. Anyone know where I can find it or any other software which does the ...
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Auto-restart an executable after the application crashes

I'm creating a standalone application for a kiosk that must be up and running 24 7. In the rare event the application crashes, I need some way to make it auto-restart. I'm running Windows 10 on a Nuc. ...
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Monitor disk activity, á la top, or nettop (per process) on a Mac? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What's causing all the disk activity on OS X? I find that disk I/O is the single biggest cause of slowdowns on modern computers.. and find "Activity Monitor"'s "Disk ...
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Real time writing to disk

Is there any software out there that can help me track, in real time, files being changed and/or created on my Windows (Windows 7) system? I'm trying to figure out all files being changed when ...
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Free tool for monitoring Broadband usage on Windows 7 [duplicate]

Possible Duplicates: Software to report internet traffic for home user Desktop Internet traffic measurement software I need a free tool ( non browser ) to monitor my broadband usage on Windows ...