Who is my computer talking to? TCPView tells all.

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

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About Phil Yanov

Phil Yanov is a Technologist, Columnist and Public Radio Commentator.

He is the founder of Tech After Five as well as the founder and President of the GSA Technology Council and the IT Leadership Council.

His personal technology column appears in Greenville Business Magazine and the Columbia Business Journal.

He co-hosts the Your Day technology shows heard on NPR radio stations across South Carolina and is a frequent contributor to technology stories appearing on radio and television.