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#1 ninjageek


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Posted 06 May 2012 - 03:00 AM

Thought one of you guys may know. I have always wondered why anti virus never comes with a net work meter? It makes sense that having a meter that monitors bandwidth, Would help users know if they have a Trojan or a nasty. A type of meter, that while not surfing would monitor your computer's connection and offer a 24 hour analysis. Something you could look at and see if there is any strange spikes in your Internet connection.

Or is the idea of a monitor type software like I described not possible. I mean would the spikes a Trojan may cause, could be caused by something else?? What do you all think??

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 11:32 AM

I've never seen that integrated into an antivirus but software that monitors your bandwidth does exist

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#3 Biggles


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Posted 06 May 2012 - 05:41 PM

I use my old software firewall (sygate 5 series ) it has a graph of incoming/out going activity ,
and for m/s procces explorer whats running on my box , and a monthy check with HijackThis .
http://www.hijackthis.de/ (using http://sourceforge.net/projects/hjt/) along with the usual anti Vi , and a regular clean as can be back up,
my main concern is whats going out , even Win updates and time gets a no no , on my box untill I decide ,

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Posted 06 May 2012 - 06:54 PM

We have things such as top, or for the gui lovers little snitch ( yea, I have it as well :) )

At any rate , please look into nTOP , it has the features I think your looking for

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Posted 13 May 2012 - 08:24 PM

If I'm nost mistaken Windows 8 will be able to tell you how much bandwidth your using.

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