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Active Network Monitor

Active Network Monitor is a tool for the day-to-day monitoring of computers in the network. Active Network Monitor runs under Windows NT/2000/XP and allows Systems Administrators to gather information from all the computers (even from the Windows 9x/Me computers) in the network without installing server-side applications on these computers. Active Network Monitor provides the powerful technology of storing and comparing received data. Administrators can make "snapshots" of the systems for future comparison and notation of changes. It has a flexible plug-in based architecture that allows you to plug in necessary modules on demand. Each module (plug-in) performs a task and displays retrieved information in its own window. Active Network Monitor ships with a predefined, constantly growing list of plug-ins, including plug-ins for monitoring services, devices, installed applications, disks, shared resources, hardware resources (IRQs, I/O, DMA and Memory), users, local groups, global groups and so on.

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DeviceLock (DeviceLock Me)

DeviceLock gives network administrators control over which users can access what devices (floppies, Magneto-Optical disks, CD-ROMs, USB, FireWire, infrared, serial and parallel ports, WiFi and Bluetooth adapters, etc.) on a local computer. Once DeviceLock is installed, administrators can control access to floppies, CD-ROMs, USB or any other device, depending on the time of day and day of the week. DeviceLock enhances access control for Windows System Administrators and helps control removable disk usage. It can protect network and local computers against viruses, trojans and other malicious programs often injected from removable disks. Network administrators can also use DeviceLock to flush a storage device's buffers. Remote control is also available.

- DeviceLock Free Download

- PC World Editor's Pick
- CNet Download Pick
- SC Magazine Editor's Pick

Remote Task Manager

Remote Task Manager (RTM) is a systems control interface that can be run from any remote Windows NT/2000/XP and Windows Server 2003 computer. This enables a Systems Administrator to control most aspects of a remote environment. (Free download available)

  • Monitor all running tasks, processes, services and events on remote computers.
  • Watch features of running tasks (the handle of the main window, process ID, etc.).
  • Watch features of running processes (process ID, CPU time, privileges used, memory, priority).
  • See which process is associated with a selected task.
  • See which process is associated with a selected service.
  • End a selected task correctly.
  • Terminate a selected process at any time.
  • Change priority of a selected process.
  • Control which CPUs the process will be allowed to execute on.
  • Stop, start, restart, pause and continue any selected service or device.
  • Change startup parameters of a service or a device (name, account, startup type, dependencies, etc.).
  • Change service's repair parameters on Windows 2000/XP.
  • Watch dependent services.
  • Adjust service's and device's security (permissions, auditing and owner).
  • Manage shared resources on remote computers.
  • Clear event logs.
  • Archive event logs.
  • Monitor a dynamic overview of the computer's performance (CPU and memory usage).
  • Shut down and reboot remote computers.
  • Create processes on remote computers.
  • Lock computers remotely.
  • And much more...

+ Link: Remote Task Manager Screenshot

- As featured in Windows & .Net Magazine
- WUGNET Shareware Hall of the Fame
- ZDNet Editor's Choice Award


NETObserve 2.0 is a powerful, discrete remote web based surveillance and administration suite. It includes the ability to monitor Internet chat conversations, websites visited, windows, applications ran, clipboard activity, printed documents, and more. It can also take screen shot shots at set intervals, as well as take pictures from external video devices such as a web cam. All logs are viewable securely from a remote location through a web browser. All logs can also be exported into four different formats, such as HTML, Excel spreadsheets, plain text, or CSV. Remote web based administration features include: file browsing/sharing, favorite place management, file searching, basic Windows configuration, viewing active Internet connections and open ports with the option to perform an instant WhoIs Lookup on any remote host, view IE image cache, take screen shots/web cam pictures, and more all available from the convenience of your web browser.

- As seen in PC Magazine
- WebAttack Editor's Choice Award
- TopShareware Editor's Choice Award
- SoftPile Most Popular Download


iSpyNOW is the critically acclaimed, award winning remotely deployable computer monitoring application. iSpyNOW is first of its kind - offering users the ability to remotely monitor a machine via a web interface without ever having physical access to that PC. iSpyNOW 3.0 now sets a standard in the remote monitoring and surveillance market. No matter if the remote PC is online or offline, running a firewall our router configuration iSpyNOW 3.0 will record information secretly in complete stealth mode undetectable to any user!

+ iSpyNOW Screenshot

- As seen on TechTV, BBC World, Fortune
- TopShareware Editor's Choice Award

EffeTech HTTP Sniffer

EffeTech HTTP Sniffer is a HTTP packet sniffer, protocol analyzer and file reassembly software based on windows platform. Unlike most other sniffers, it is dedicated to capture IP packets containing HTTP protocol, rebuild the HTTP sessions, and reassemble files sent through HTTP protocol. Its smart real-time analyzer enables on-the-fly content viewing while capture, analyze, parse and decode HTTP protocol.


  • Capture IP packets on your LAN with nearly no packets losing.
  • Smart real-time analyzer enables on-the-fly content viewing while capturing and analyzing.
  • Parse and decode HTTP protocol.
  • Support various file type such as HTML, .gif, .jpg, and etc.
  • Rebuilt files transformed through HTTP protocol.
  • Display and save the rebuilt files.
  • Powerful filter provides a flexible mechanism to monitor specific host and file types.

+ Link: EffeTech HTTP Sniffer Screenshot Tutorial

- SoftwareSeeker Editor's Pick

EtherDetect Packet Sniffer

EtherDetect Packet Sniffer is an easy for use and award-winning packet sniffer and network protocol analyzer, which provides a connection-oriented view for analyzing packets more effectively. With the handy tool, all you need to do is to set up the filter, start capturing, and view connections, packets as well as data on the fly.

Key Features:

  • Organize captured packets in a connection-oriented view
  • Capture IP packets on your LAN with nearly no packets losing.
  • Smart real-time analyzer enables on-the-fly content viewing while capturing and analyzing.
  • Parse and decode an variety of network protocol.
  • Support saving captured packets for reopening afterward.
  • Powerful filter provides a flexible mechanism to capture specific packets.
  • Syntax highlighting for application data in the format of HTML, HTTP and XML.

EtherDetect Packet Sniffer is a helpful tool for company manager, web page designers, concerned parents, LAN administrators, security professionals, C++/Java/ASP/JSP/PHP/SOAP programmers, or anyone who are interested in network traffic going through his PC or the whole LAN.

+ Link: EtherDetect Packet Sniffer Screenshot


IPSwitcher Basic is a product for for mobile user, who have to use the computer in more than one network, multiple types of Internet connections. Also if you have several different types of connection at home (like DSL, Private Internet connection, Home network etc.). Now you don't need to change your TCP/IP related settings every time when you are connected to the different Network. All you need is just to configure once any of your possible locations (e.g. IP addresses, Subnet masks, Gateways, DNS and WINS addresses) throughout the user-friendly interface and that's it! From this moment you only have to click the icon in the system tray, select your desired configuration by the name - and IPSwitcher Basic will do for you the rest of changes in a moment! And one more useful thing - these changes will be made without reboot! Screenshot Screenshot

Features (Basic):

  • TCP/IP Settings Change without Reboot
  • Applicable to Various Network Environment
  • Multi NIC (Network Interface Card) Support
  • Configure IPSwitcher to start and apply configurations automatically during OS starting

Features (Pro):

  • Create independent routing configurations. Every configuration can contain unlimited routing entries
  • Import/export routing configurations with special files on your hard disk
  • Configure IPSwitcher Pro to start and apply configurations automatically during OS starting
  • Easy to edit file format (XML). Possibility to change it manually whenever it's necessary (e.g. while administering multi-computer network it could convenient to prepare files for different computers in network at once)



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Last modified: April 17, 2008

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