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GlassWire 1.2.79

Find out what's using your internet connection

by Mike Williams

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License: Freeware
Operating Systems: Windows 10, Windows 7 (32 bit), Windows 7 (64 bit), Windows 8
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Languages: English, German, French, Italian, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese
Software Cost: Free
Date Updated: 21 November 2016
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Downloads To Date: 4101
Developer: GlassWire
RSS News Feed: http://blog.glasswire.com/feed/
Twitter Feed: https://twitter.com/GlassWireLabs
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/glasswirelabs
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GlassWire
Find out what's using your internet connection

GlassWire is an attractive, easy-to-use network monitor.

The program opens with a scrolling graph detailing the peaks and troughs of your internet traffic. No complex details, no TCP/ UDP splits, no tables of figures: just a simple chart which shows you at a glance if something heavy-duty has just gone online.

It's a basic start, but more information is never far away. For example, when a program accesses the web for the first time, a "New" icon is displayed above that part of the graph. Clicking it displays the date and time of that connection, the program which initiated it, and whatever site or resource it was trying to reach.

Clicking the Apps button displays details on the programs that have accessed your connection recently, including the amount of data they're uploaded and downloaded.

The Traffic button details your internet activity by traffic type: http, https, ssdp, pop3 and more.

Initially all this data only relates to the last five minutes, but that's easily changed. There are buttons to display the last 3 hours, 24 hours or week of activity. Even if you stay at five minutes, it's straightforward to drag that window back in time to look at whatever peak or period you like.

Alternatively, clicking the Usage tab moves away from the graph and displays a more analytical view of the data. We saw our most network-hungry apps, the most common hosts and traffic types, the total amount of incoming and outgoing traffic, and more.

The Alerts tab has yet another view of your data, highlighting any new programs which have connected to the web recently.

A simple firewall displays network activity in real time, and allows you to break particular connections with a click. This isn't capable enough to act as your only firewall, and is probably the weakest part of the product, but it's not otherwise a problem. The firewall was disabled by default on our test PC, and didn't conflict with our security software.

What's new in 1.2.79 (see changelog for more)?

- GlassWire's network tab functionality has been rewritten from scratch! GlassWire now picks up new network connected devices faster, and shows more accurate information. Give it a try and let us know what you think.
- Fixed a bug where some users would click the GlassWire icon in the Windows taskbar tray and nothing would happen.
- Made a change to allow GlassWire to work with some VPN services that don't allow reverse host lookups.
- Many other bug fixes and resource usage improvements.

Verdict:

An easy-to-use free network monitor which provides many useful ways to view your internet activities

Your Comments & Opinion
 

Not compatible with XP

Posted by: bolg wrad, 29 October 2014 19:06

As if you cared

www.downloadcrew.com reply:

We care and we've changed it. Thanks for the feedback.

What I needed!

Posted by: Feri Passerby, 29 August 2014 22:14

This App is Awesome!
Blocking applications from connecting to internet & monitoring all of them with very nice interface! (even Hosts)
and after those its FREE! :)

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