Bandwidth Monitor Pro

Bandwidth Monitor Pro


Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.2
out of 37 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
1.3
File Size:
1.41MB
Date Added:
May 05, 2006
Price:
Free to try (30-day trial); $19.95 to buy
Operating Systems:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Total Downloads:
691,499
Downloads Last Week:
225
Product ranking:
#30 in Network Tools
Additional Requirements:
Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP

Editors' review

This simple utility shows you how much bandwidth your network adapters are using. Upon launch, Bandwidth Monitor Pro pops up a small window showing you information regarding your average download and upload speeds, including a graph. However, we initially didn't realize you could fine-tune this program, since there are no icons in the main window. Right-clicking in the program takes you to the Settings menu, where you can perform such actions as customizing the graph and choosing what statistics you'd like to display. You also can set the utility to notify you when network traffic reaches a certain point. Though we doubt this app will suit the majority of home users, IT professionals may very well find it handy.

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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    3.2

    out of 37 votes

    • 5 star: 12
    • 4 star: 9
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 12
  • Current Version:

    2.8

    out of 24 votes

    • 5 star: 6
    • 4 star: 4
    • 3 star: 3
    • 2 star: 1
    • 1 star: 10
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  • 1 stars

    "Didn't work"

    October 25, 2013

    Version: Bandwidth Monitor Pro 1.3

    Pros

    None. Waste of time.

    Cons

    Monitor screen comes up, but no data after two days. Installation puts toolbar on browser, changes search engine. Provided no option to avoid this. Also put unwanted icons on desktop.

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  • 1 stars

    "Does not work with Win 7, does not fully uninstall"

    October 08, 2013   |   By tg3650

    Version: Bandwidth Monitor Pro 1.3

    Pros

    Documentation is horrible. There are a couple of web sites; one refers to screens that don't exist in the current version... this is an all-around train wreck.

    Cons

    As others have noted, if you have Win 7 don't bother. Worse, when I uninstalled it, the Win 7 uninstaller didn't get all of it, so I now get a 'file not found' error upon logging on.

    Summary

    I'd pay for a decent program. This is not it.

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  • 1 stars

    "Malware/Spyware included without asking for persmission"

    July 13, 2013   |   By seraphmaiel

    Version: Bandwidth Monitor Pro 1.3

    Pros

    None to report - I do not want to use something that fills my machine with unwanted programs.

    Cons

    Filled with unwanted spyware/malware that self-install without letting you even have a CHANCE to say "no" to them.

    Summary

    A huge disappointment; CNET should warn us that there might be unwanted software BESIDES the one you came here to download. After having to install CNET's downloader, I proceeded to install the so-called Bandwidth Monitor Pro and I was NEVER prompted about the spyware and malware that it was coming with. In my case, a search bar/browser plug-in and three other crapware. My ZoneAlarm went crazy during the install, I should have trusted it and just aborted; sadly, I turned it off and now my computer will never be the same again, because who can tell with 100% certainty my spyware removal programs got everything?


    TL; DR: If you want to infest your PC with malware, be my guest and download this program...

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  • 1 stars

    "didn't measure; installs claro-search"

    November 27, 2012   |   By ben-cnet

    Version: Bandwidth Monitor Pro 1.3

    Pros

    claro-search was relatively easy to uninstall

    Cons

    * though I opted out by unchecking the box, it set the homepage and default to claro-search
    * it installed 3 malware programs (claro-search, claro ADT, Browser Manager) which took me about 2 hours to delete fully* from my browsers
    * always displayed zero bandwidth usage (Lenovo t61p, Win7, en_US, while watching vimeo.com HD on built-in Wifi)

    Summary

    Very disappointed in CNET allowing this kind of malware on their site.

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  • 1 stars

    "Would not load"

    September 13, 2012   |   By Lee70043

    Version: Bandwidth Monitor Pro 1.3

    Pros

    None since it didn't load

    Cons

    It did not load

    Summary

    I am running Vista, this software refused to load

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  • 5 stars

    "Very Easy To Use"

    December 10, 2011   |   By mikefrancesconi

    Version: Bandwidth Monitor Pro 1.3

    Pros

    Detailed logging,Always control,Highly customizable,Advanced alert system

    Cons

    Bandwidh monitor pro does not support newer windows like windows vista,windows 7 or beyond.

    Summary

    Very useful to see how much bandwidth you are using.But there last update was in Jan 25, 2005,so I do not think there will be any newer updates anytime in the near future.There support e-mail does not work,because I try sending a e-mail to ask a question and that was to see if there would be any updates to support newer windows and e-mail never got to it destination,>>Delivery to the following recipient failed permanently<<

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  • 1 stars

    "id not work"

    December 06, 2011   |   By alx00sub

    Version: Bandwidth Monitor Pro 1.3

    Pros

    easy install

    Cons

    Showed nothing after installing! All zeros!

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  • 4 stars

    "Does what it says"

    September 01, 2011   |   By jeremyisme

    Version: Bandwidth Monitor Pro 1.3

    Pros

    Works well, simple interface and well worth the money (I bought it). Works fine with XP.

    Cons

    Doesn't work with 7 but there are alternatives for 7 anyway

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  • 3 stars

    "Doesn't replace XP taskbar icon"

    January 04, 2011   |   By ranchette

    Version: Bandwidth Monitor Pro 1.3

    Pros

    I just want something for Win7 that would show wireless connection speed in the taskbar as the old Network Connections icon did in XP. This has a lot of info, but not that functionality. Still useful.

    Cons

    Can't be configured to imitate old Network Connections icon showing just connection speed.

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  • 1 stars

    "Don't install unless you plan to buy it."

    August 22, 2010   |   By FrankIndia

    Version: Bandwidth Monitor Pro 1.3

    Pros

    It does what it says.

    Cons

    It write protects the install directory and the uninstall program does not work. I have already spent way too much time trying to get this parasite off my system. The pop up screen is also extremely annoying.

    Summary

    Don't install. If the company fixes the uninstall issue and requests that I remove this negative review I would be more than happy to do so.

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