Application bandwidth monitor

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QUESTION :

Which is the best application bandwidth monitor for my windows machine?

Some programs lurking in the background seems to pull up all the bandwidth and constraints my browsing experience. Are there programs to figure out bandwidth usage and show me a graph like output?

I am looking for OSS/freeware

Edit: I am looking for something that segregates bandwidth usage executable-wise and not as a sum of all the usage

ANSWER :

In Windows 7 (and apparently Server 2008 and maybe Vista?), use “Resource Monitor”. It’s under Accessories > System Tools. The network tab shows network usage by process.

On Windows 8, you can find the Open Resource Monitor option at the bottom of the Performance tab in Task Manager.

AnVir Task Manager Free allows you to monitor the bandwidth usage by process/application.

Freeware process and startup manager.
Remove spyware and optimize
performance. Monitor and manage
processes, services, internet
connections, DLLs, drivers.
Descriptions for startup programs and
all Windows services. Alerts on new
startups.

Icons in tray for CPU usage and disk
load. Quick access to last launched
programs in tray. Hide windows to
system tray.

Automatically change process priority,
permanently block undesired processes.
Furthermore, comes with an attractive
user interface.

Advanced startup manager allows you
to: · Get full list of applications
running automatically on Windows
startup including all hidden
applications. · Get all additional
information about startup
applications. · Disable/enable,
add/delete, edit startup entries. ·
Stop or run once again startup
application.

Startup guard allows you to: · See
alert when any new application adds
itself to startup. · Forbid some
applications to be added to startup. ·
See alert when Internet Explorer home
page was changed.

Process manager allows you to: · Get
full information about all processes:
CPU and memory usage, executable name
with full path, priority, work time,
user name. · Get executable file
properties, icon and version
information. · Stop many processes
with one click. · Change process
priorities.

Tray icons allows you to: · Get
current information about CPU usage
including list of most active
programs. · Get current information
about HDD usage. Protection against
viruses includes: · Detection and
destruction of most propagated
viruses. · Virus database update. ·
Minimum usage of system resources.

A portable version can be downloaded here.

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