Bandwidth Monitor Pro

Bandwidth Monitor Pro

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.3
  • Total Downloads:
    693,863
  • Date Added:
    May 05, 2006
  • Price:
    Free to try (30-day trial); $19.95 to buy
  • File Size:
    1.41MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    87
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #49 in Network Tools

Editors' Review

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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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User Reviews
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Results 1–10 of 23

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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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Pro&#178;soft
Publisher web site http://www.bandwidthmonitorpro.com
Release Date May 05, 2006
Date Added May 05, 2006
Version 1.3
Category
Category Networking Software
Subcategory Network Tools
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows XP, Windows 2000, Windows Me, Windows 98, Windows NT
Additional Requirements Windows 98/Me/NT/2000/XP
Download Information
File Size 1.41MB
File Name BMonitorPro.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 693,863
Downloads Last Week 87
Pricing
License Model Free to try
Limitations 30-day trial
Price $19.95

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