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.
- 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.