NetWorx 5.2.7

Windows utility for measuring bandwidth usage and the speed of wired and wireless network connections

  • Category:

    Analysis

  • Version:

    5.2.7

  • Works under:

    Windows 2000 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 8 / Windows 2003 / Windows 7

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    7.9 (38)

Evaluate bandwidth usage with the power of the NetWorx program.

Bandwidth is a serious issue for many Internet users. It's natural to want to know exactly how much bandwidth you're taking up through your network usage. Measuring your bandwidth is automated with this program, so it's not difficult to get the information you need.

It starts by NetWorx identifying important network errors and problems so that they can automatically fix these issues. The advantage of this is obvious. You're going to have a network that runs more smoothly and a connection that doesn't cause you a headache. If you're one of the unfortunate people that still has limits on their bandwidth imposed by an ISP, you can use NetWorx to limit your bandwidth and let you know when you're close to exceeding your allotted bandwidth. This handy tool can save you money in the long run.

Suspicious activity on a network can be detected by NetWorx. Trojans and malware can cause networks to run slowly or very strangely, so it's important to know when they're on your computer. With NetWorx, you get a quick heads up so you can fix the problem. All network connections can be monitored easily with NetWorx. If you detect something fishy, you can immediately close down connections at the click of a button.

As always, it can be a risk to let a program like this have so much access to your computer's most sensitive information. While the program is extremely popular, there is always a risk that the software creators themselves might monitor your activities. Overall, though, nothing too damning has come up against NetWorx.

Pros

  • Very good at detecting suspicious activity on networks
  • Close down connections the minute you need to
  • Save money on bandwidth usage charges from an ISP by limiting bandwidth

Cons

  • The program has access to an enormous amount of information on your network, so trust is always an issue and security can always be improved

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