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    Default Free Packet Sniffer for Amateurs

    Hello everybody!
    Im searching for a freeware alternative for one of the following programs:
    http://www.tamos.com/products/netresident/
    http://www.eeye.com/html/products/Iris/index.html
    I need a packet sniffer because i want to find out what data is being sent by programs when they do auto-update. I have already tried Ethereal/Wireshark, but unfortunately its too complicated for me to understand. I just want a sniffer which decodes the captured traffic as clear as possible. Thanks for help!

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    Nice tool I been using for few years now http://www.sysinternals.com just shows your connections very good

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    Quote Originally Posted by XPY View Post
    Hello everybody!
    Im searching for a freeware alternative for one of the following programs:
    http://www.tamos.com/products/netresident/
    http://www.eeye.com/html/products/Iris/index.html
    I need a packet sniffer because i want to find out what data is being sent by programs when they do auto-update. I have already tried Ethereal/Wireshark, but unfortunately its too complicated for me to understand. I just want a sniffer which decodes the captured traffic as clear as possible. Thanks for help!
    a suggestion i would make was try and do a little research and learn a little about what you are doing, netresident is quite a simple app to use and honestly do not think you will find anything much simpler.
    simply me

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    Thanks for the useful infos guys.

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    Quote Originally Posted by XPY View Post
    Hello everybody!
    Im searching for a freeware alternative for one of the following programs:
    http://www.tamos.com/products/netresident/
    http://www.eeye.com/html/products/Iris/index.html
    I need a packet sniffer because i want to find out what data is being sent by programs when they do auto-update. I have already tried Ethereal/Wireshark, but unfortunately its too complicated for me to understand. I just want a sniffer which decodes the captured traffic as clear as possible. Thanks for help!
    Try SmartSniff v1.30 or IP sniffer.
    Both are fairly good.

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    google search keyword packetsniffer, IP sniffer is good too, Trying to flood ip address with sniffer lolol better be careful more and more are aware of what they can do with router logs Distributed Intrusion Detection System http://www.dshield.org/ haha check to see if your ip address is not listed as a target

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    Quote Originally Posted by XPY View Post
    Thanks for the useful infos guys.
    youre welcome.
    simply me

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windows 98SE View Post
    ...Trying to flood ip address with sniffer lolol better be careful more and more are aware of what they can do with router logs Distributed Intrusion Detection System http://www.dshield.org/ haha check to see if your ip address is not listed as a target
    Er, what are you talking about? As far as i know data interceptors have nothing to do with flooding, penetrating other computers.

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    You can flood ip address with packets, if you got the right sniffer

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    Quote Originally Posted by Windows 98SE View Post
    You can flood ip address with packets, if you got the right sniffer
    That's called DOS, (denial-of-service attack), which is illegal in most countries. So do not do it unless your doing that only on your own network.


 

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