TCPEye: Free network tool to view which programs are accessing the internet

If you ever wondered which of your computer programs are accessing the Internet, TCPEye is the network tool you need. This is a software that monitors and alerts you of any current opened TCP/IP and UDP ports on the computer. While Windows 7 has its built-in network monitor performance, TCPEye come packed with more features.

For instance, you can right-click on any process that are accessing the Internet and you can choose different options including:

  • Resolve address.
  • Close connection.
  • End the process.
  • Looking up the address with Whois IP information.
  • And many more.

You can even enable sound alerts or balloon notifications when a new process begins accessing the Internet.

For each port that is listed, you can learn a lot of information such as:

  • Process name.
  • Path of the process.
  • Time in which the process was created.
  • Info about the process.
  • The country name with the flag.
  • You can save the TCP/UDP information to a HTML, XML file, or text file.
  • TCPEye will also color code connection states.
  • And the name of the user that created the process.

TCPEye is compatible with Windows XP, Vista, Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows server versions like 2003 and 2008.

So if you need a full featured network monitor to view which programs are accessing the Internet, you have to give TCPEye a try.

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Mauro Huculak is a Windows How-To Expert who started Pureinfotech in 2010 as an independent online publication. He has also been a Windows Central contributor for nearly a decade. Mauro has over 14 years of experience writing comprehensive guides and creating professional videos about Windows and software, including Android and Linux. Before becoming a technology writer, he was an IT administrator for seven years. In total, Mauro has over 20 years of combined experience in technology. Throughout his career, he achieved different professional certifications from Microsoft (MSCA), Cisco (CCNP), VMware (VCP), and CompTIA (A+ and Network+), and he has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for many years. You can follow him on X (Twitter), YouTube, LinkedIn and Email him at [email protected].