As a frequent user of the Internet while going to MICO University College, I know the importance of having my computer running in tip-top shape.
I have to be very vigilant in order to prevent my computer from getting viruses without using anti-virus (Deer, 2014, May 7). Aside from my regular maintenance routine (Deer, 2013, August 6) to keep my computer in tip-top shape, I also have to from time-to-time remove Trojan and rootkit viruses using bootable Linux OS (Deer, 2013, December 12) and a host of other software.
One of those tools that help me sport a potential infection is Networx, a Bandwidth monitoring tool that helps me track the upload and download traffic on any type of Internet connection be it dialup, ISDN, cable modems, ADSL or Ethernet cards.
Networx Bandwidth Monitor – How to install a Bandwidth Monitor
I personally use Networx Bandwidth Monitor to keep track of suspicious traffic on my Broadband Internet connection, such as from a Wi-Fi enabled (Deer, 2014, April 23) Digicel DX-250 Modem as well as my Wi-Fi Connection.
Not only does it track this particular metric for your computer but it also does it for other network connections, such as the upload and downloads traffic on my Broadband Internet Wi-Fi Router.
To install, go to the Networx Bandwidth Monitor download page. Once downloaded, you’ll be guided by the installation to enable a Desktop toolbar that gives you a graph that allows you to see your upload and download traffic in real time.
You can preset a series of visual and audible alerts and program it with your upload and download limits so that you don’t exceed your ISP’s Data Caps. It can also be programmed to start every time you turn on your computer, making its function fully-automated.
It can also alert you when your network connection is down or when unauthorized persons are accessing your Wi-Fi based on increased in traffic in a manner similar to a software package (Deer, 2014, July 20) called Who’s on my Wi-Fi.
Networx Bandwidth Monitor – How to use a Bandwidth Monitor to prevent Virus Attacks
Once it detects suspicious activity based on the parameters that you set, it can be programmed to shut down your computer to prevent any damage to your computer software as well as access to the Internet.
It can then generate a chart representing incoming and outgoing traffic and store the traffic data in a log file.
This log file stores daily, weekly and monthly bandwidth usage and dialup duration, all of which can be exported to a HTML, Microsoft Word or Excel file for detailed statistical analysis.
So if you want to keep track of any possible network intrusions on your computer, installing Networx Bandwidth Monitor is the best way to becoming a Guardian of your Computer’s Galaxy to protect it from intruders online.
Here’s the link:
- Deer, L. (2013, August 6). Tips and Tricks on how to make your computer run faster. Retrieved from http://www.geezam.com/tips-and-tricks-on-how-to-make-your-computer-run-faster/
- Deer, L. (2013, December 12). How to remove Rootkit Virus or Hidden Folder Virus using Bootable Rescue Discs. Retrieved from http://www.geezam.com/remove-rootkit-virus-hidden-folder-bootable-rescue-discs/
- Deer, L. (2014, April 23). How to configure the Wi-Fi on your Digicel 4G Broadband Modem. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2014/07/how-to-configure-wi-fi-on-your-digicel.html
- Deer, L. (2014, May 7). How to Use Portable Anti-Virus Programs to Remove Viruses from smartphones and Tablets – Fantastic Five Portable Anti-Malware and Anti-Virus Programs on a USB Stick. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2014/05/how-to-use-portable-anti-virus-programs.html
- Deer, L. (2014, July 20). How to Secure your Wi-Fi Router – Who’s on My Wi-Fi is a good Software that asks a simple Question. Retrieved from http://mythoughtsontechnologyandjamaica.blogspot.com/2014/07/how-to-secure-your-wi-fi-router-whos-on.html