Microsoft has bought up one of my favorite tools for figuring out what my computer is really up to. There are plenty of times that I see network activity lights on either my ethernet adapter of my router and I have no idea why my computer is talking to anyone. I could pop up a command line window and run netstat, or I could run the lovely tcpview and watch it dynamically track who my computer is chatting with. Well, at least I can see what program on my computer is talking. It's almost always benign, but I feel better knowing.
qv: FREEWARE - tcpview at Sysinternals
More about the buy: Today @ PC World - Microsoft Sucks Up Sysinternals
Tags: tcpview, spyware, sysinternals, winternals, Microsoft