Keep An Eye On Your Internet Ports With Free TCPEye

botnet computersA network monitor will allow you to analyze  activity on your ports, and it’s a great way to  for you to double check which applications are connecting to the Internet – that’s a prudent practice.

If an application or process is opening ports on your machine, you need to be sure it’s doing so for legitimate reasons – that it’s not malware.

TCPEye is a particularly easy-to-use multi-language freeware network monitoring application, with a host of features. The application allows you to view a list of TCP/IP and UDP ports that are currently in use – including the process name, full path of the process, version information of the process (product name, file description, and so on), the time that the process was created, and the user that created it.

If necessary, you can close a selected connection, and terminate the process using it.

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You can use the integrated VirusTotal Uploader to check if a process is legitimate, or malware.

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Additional features include – integrated Whois lookup, GeoIP Tool, country flag icons, and more.

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Fast facts:

TCPEye displays the list of all currently opened TCP/IP and UDP ports on your local computer.

For each port in the list, information about the process that opened the port is also displayed, including the process name, full path of the process, version information of the process (product name, file description, and so on), the time that the process was created, and the user that created it.

TCPEye allows you to close unwanted TCP connections, kill the process that opened the ports, and save the TCP/UDP ports information to HTML file , XML file, or to tab-delimited text file.

TCPEye also automatically marks suspicious TCP/UDP ports owned by unidentified applications (Applications without version information and icons).

System requirements:  Windows 7, Vista, NT, XP, Server 2008

Download at: Download.com

For additional information on port monitoring applications, as well as how to use the Windows Netstat command, checkout – Who’s Using Your Ports? Find Out With These Free Port Analyzers, on this site.

Note: Steve Gibson’s website, Shields Up, is a terrific source of information where you can test all the ports on your machine, as well as testing the efficiency of your Firewall. Take the Firewall test; you may be surprised at the results!

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4 responses to “Keep An Eye On Your Internet Ports With Free TCPEye

  1. Michael Fisher

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    Brilliant ! This post & your Who’s Using Your Ports? post from August 2010 (that you linked to above) are some of your best work IMO

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    Now I’ve got to download a few of your recommended progs ~ try to understand what I’m being told ~ take action

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    Shields Up results:
    FILE SHARING: Your Internet port 139 does not appear to exist! … A machine configured in this fashion is well hardened to Internet NetBIOS attack and intrusion. Unable to connect with NetBIOS to your computer.

    COMMON PORTS: Your system has achieved a perfect “TruStealth” rating.

    ALL SERVICE PORTS: 161 SNMP is open

  2. Murphy

    Hi,
    Another good article 🙂
    Best regards !

    PS. Facebook account ….you …. when ? 🙂

    • Thanks Murphy.

      As always, it’s good to hear from you.

      I’ve had a Facebook account since the beginning but, I only use it for special needs.

      Best,

      Bill