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Nethogs Alternatives for Windows

Nethogs is not available for Windows but there are some alternatives that runs on Windows with similar functionality. The best Windows alternative is Wireshark, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to Nethogs and eight of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Nethogs are NetworkMiner, SmartSniff, trafficWatcher and Bandwidth Manager.

Nethogs alternatives are mainly Network Monitors but may also be Network Analyzers or Firewalls. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of Nethogs.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Linux
  • Xfce

NetHogs is a small 'net top' tool. Instead of breaking the traffic down per protocol or per subnet, like most tools...

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  1. Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer. It lets you capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network. It is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and educational institutions.

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    Wireshark is a advanced and complex packet capturing tool but Nethogs is a small program to show bandwidth usage per applications .

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  2. NetworkMiner icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    NetworkMiner is a Network Forensic Analysis Tool (NFAT) for Windows. NetworkMiner can parse PCAP files and regenerate/reassemble transmitted files and certificates from PCAP files with HTTP, FTP, SMB, SMB2, TFTP and several other protocols.

    Files extracted from a PCAP

  3. SmartSniff icon


    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    SmartSniff is a packet sniffer that capture TCP/IP packets and display them as sequence of conversations between clients and servers.

  4. trafficWatcher icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows

    trafficWatcher is a small tool to monitor your network activity.

    Unlike other tools, trafficWatcher can differentiate between traffic inside your LAN and the traffic that reaches the internet. It shows the current up and download speed in a small icon in the system tray.

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    Bandwidth Manager

    • Windows

    SoftPerfect Bandwidth Manager is a full-featured traffic management tool for Windows that offers cost-effective bandwidth control and quality of service based on built-in prioritized rules. These rules can specify a bandwidth limit for each Internet user.

    The main window.

  6. NetPeeker icon


    • Windows

    Monitor network applications, personal firewall, trace whois, network speed limiter.

  7. Termshark icon


    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • BSD

    If you're debugging on a remote machine with a large pcap and no desire to scp it back to your desktop, termshark can help!

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  8. AirSnare icon


    • FreeProprietary
    • Windows

    AirSnare is another tool to add to your Wireless Intrusion Detection Toolbox. AirSnare will alert you to unfriendly MAC addresses on your network and will also alert you to DHCP requests taking place.


    The official website is no longer available. Last version, 1.5, released in May 2006, can be still downloaded from

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