What lightweight app can monitor Internet traffic on my PC?

1hegame January 29, 2013

I want a small tool (just like Comodo FW’s animated icon on taskbar) which can tell me whether now traffic is going or coming on my PC. Just that. And if possible it can block traffic too. That should be in KBs or lightweight.

  1. Anonymous
    January 30, 2013 at 5:29 am

    I would personally recommend Networx since I use it for the same purpose in my home network also. It monitors your bandwidth usage currently, and also gives the amount of data usage by hour, day, week and month. I also have it installed on all devices in my home network and have synchronized them all. This allows me to see the complete bandwidth usage separately due to all devices, thus keep my internet bill down. :) It is pretty lightweight also, consuming less than 5 MB of RAM on my laptop.
    The best part of this software is that is completely free and has regular update sand bug fixes. Get it here:

  2. Anonymous
    January 30, 2013 at 3:43 am

    I personally use NetWorx . but you can use free meter as well.
    Get networx from:
    And the free meter from:

  3. Ivan Biolango
    January 30, 2013 at 2:32 am

    Got what I'm looking for android, thanks for sharing this to us. :D

  4. Robbie Semelmann
    January 29, 2013 at 9:49 pm

    AddGadget's free Network Meter desktop gadget for Windows is my pick!

  5. Lorgen GR Magpantay
    January 29, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    I'm using NetWorx now :') really light on the system.
    (installer is 3MB... portable version, 3.1MB...) I checked RAM usage now, less than 6.5M :')
    You can run it on your taskbar. I don't think you can block Net traffic with it tho...

  6. GraphicDesignNY
    January 29, 2013 at 9:21 pm

    I've been using NetSpeedMonitor for awhile and it seems to work well.
    NetSpeedMonitor http://bit.ly/VSfMds

  7. AmazingDX
    January 29, 2013 at 8:33 pm

    Well, there's Peerblock than not only shows you the incoming and outcoming traffic but also helps you block certain IPs

  8. Aska Nag
    January 29, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    I can recommend several programs to choose from.
    1. NetworkTrafficView http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/network_traffic_view.html
    2. NetWorx http://www.softperfect.com/products/networx/
    3. TMeter http://www.tmeter.ru/
    I think you will be able to choose from these programs the one that suits you most.
    Best regards!

  9. ha14
    January 29, 2013 at 6:35 am
  10. Junil Maharjan
    January 29, 2013 at 3:56 am

    why don't you use gadgets, these are lightweight but they do not show on your taskbar but on your desktop.

  11. Sampath Iroshan
    January 29, 2013 at 3:42 am

    Networkx is my favorite. lightweight and feature rich. and a freeware.

    • Ramandeep Singh
      January 31, 2013 at 7:19 am

      Thanks. That myplaycity seems useful.

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