I would like to know which programs are connecting to the internet on my PC. I've seen a program called 'Active Ports' which I was thinking of using, has anyone had experience of it, and is it any good? I'd like to know the numerical URL as well as the name of any programs trying to get online. If anyone could recommend any other similar programs I'd appreciate the info'. Cheers.
Try doing the SHEILDS UP test at www.g r c . com ( join the gaps where appropriate)also do the LEAK TEST on the same site, both free incidentally. If all is well ALL your ports will be or should be in 'stealth mode' and therefore ostensibly 100% 'invisible' to anyone trying to access your pc. If you find this is not the case the site will inform as to how to make this possible. Hopefully, this is what you meant in your query, if it isn't then my aplogies now.
Bogbrain, I used SHIELDS UP some time ago and the tests came up clear. What I'm trying to do is understand how ports are used by different programs, and which programs are using the ports. I have used the NETSTAT command at times and that gives you some info' on whats going on, but I was looking for a program with a bit more info'. I've not tried ACTIVE PORTS yet because some reviews sugggest it might enable spyware to get into your PC.