I’m not generally inclined to recommend software, sometimes there be dragons in the code. I generally feel comfortable with downloads via CNET. NETWORX is a small utility that runs in background to keep track of how your computer is interacting with the net. the single feature I find most useful is “Quota.”  This allows me to set an alarm for a specific amount of web-traffic — particularly useful when using MB or GB priced WiFi. [Second is Usage Report] Other features include:

  • Monitoring Internet connection speed.
  • Monitoring your Internet traffic volume.
  • Usage data to Verify ISP/Hotspot charges.
  • Detect suspicious network activity on your computer.
  • Perform simple network tests such as ping and trace route.

Key Features

  • Clear graphic and/or numeric display.
  • Usage reports with export to a variety of file formats, including Excel, MS Word and HTML.
  • Permits close supervision of uploads and downloads.
  • Works with dial-up, ISDN, cable modems, ADSL, Ethernet cards+
  • Includes network information & testing tools with advanced netstat that displays applications using your Internet connection.
  • Scalable to your own modem download capabilities.
  • Option to notify user or disconnect from the Internet automatically when network activity exceeds a certain level.
  • Speed meter to accurately time downloads and report the average transfer rates.
  • Dial-up session journal with detailed information about every session.

Free and does not contain any adware/spyware/malware if downloaded from CNET.

So far I agree.

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