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SoftPerfect Wifi Guard 1.0.7

Detect intruders on your wireless network

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Mac OS X, Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8, Windows Server, Windows Vista (32 bit), Windows Vista (64 bit), Windows XP
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Languages: English, Chinese (Simplified), Dutch, French, Russian
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 19 January 2016
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Downloads To Date: 5582
Developer: SoftPerfect Research
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SoftPerfect Wifi Guard
Detect intruders on your wireless network

SoftPerfect Wifi Guard is a simple tool which makes it easy to detect intruders on your local network.

The program requires no installation (the Windows build, anyway) - just run it, and SoftPerfect Wifi Guard will quickly scan your network and display any devices it finds. Anything that's clearly a part of the infrastructure, like the PC you're working on or your router will be flagged as green, but everything else will be marked as red: a potential intruder.

If you recognise a device as legitimate - a network storage device, say, or another system on your network - then right-click it, select Properties, check "I know this computer or device" and it'll be removed from the danger list. Which, initially at list, will probably dwindle to nothing at all.

SoftPerfect Wifi Guard will scan your system every half hour, though, and if anything new and unknown has connected in the meantime then you'll be informed via a suitable pop-up alert.

Plainly this is no substitute for proper wireless network security, such as using the highest levels of encryption supported by all your network devices.

SoftPerfect Wifi Guard does provide a simple extra layer of protection, though. It's also lightweight and entirely free (no adware concerns), so if you're interested then you can try the program without suffering any hassles, penalties or problems.

Please note, the program is free for Windows and Linux, but the Mac version costs $9.99.

Version 1.0.7 (see changelog for more):

- Added exporting device list to a CSV file in addition to XML.
- Added partial matching for devices with a variable MAC address.

Verdict:

It's no substitute for real network security, but SoftPerfect Wifi Guard does provide a simple extra layer which might detect intruders

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Posted by: Barry, 14 July 2016 16:13

I use Advanced IP Scanner. Reliable and free network scanner to analyse LAN. The program scans all network devices, gives you access to shared folders and FTP servers, provides remote control of computers (via RDP and Radmin), and can even remotely switch computers off. It is easy to use and runs as a portable edition. It should be the first choice for every network admin. http://www.advanced-ip-scanner.com

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