SoftPerfect NetWorx Changelog

DateVersionDetails
2014-03-055.3
  • Added application usage data in netstat showing each process actvity.
  • Added view scroll bar and a way to reset the connection uptime log.
  • Added e-mail notifications and blocking Internet access in the quota.
  • Added Windows high DPI awareness for high-resolution displays.
2014-01-235.2.12
  • Fixed doubling dial-up sessions and applications when two users were logged on.
  • Added driver hash sum verification upon installation to avoid unnecessary reboots.
  • Fixed dynamic bars to be relative to a maximum in the last 5 secs rather than session.
  • Added displaying dial-up volume in the At a Glance report in addition to its duration.
  • Added environment variable NOTIFY when launching a program in the notifications.
  • Added UPnP router monitoring for routers that do not support SNMP (experimental).
2013-10-235.2.11
  • Added showing usage in terabytes for large numbers over 1000 GB.
  • Added SNMPv1 and SNMPv2 support for router monitoring via SNMP.
  • Fixed an issue with garbled or incorrect application names recorded.
  • Allowed users to choose which implementation of driver to install (WFP/TDI).
  • Added automatic firewall rule creation/removal for usage synchronisation.
  • Updated LAN traffic filtering drivers and improved Windows 8.1 compatibility.
2013-09-175.2.10
  • Added a hidden setting to suppress the graph on full-screen apps.
  • Added highlighting changed hidden options in bold.
  • Added totals to the dial-up log and a session filter.
  • Added sorting by application in the application view.
  • Added a more stable version of the WFP driver for LAN traffic filtering.
  • Fixed showing popup menu on the graph on left-positioned secondary display.
2013-07-225.2.9
  • More reliable uninstallation process to ensure no orphan files are left.
  • Added a workaround to obtain application names that were previously recorded as unknown.
  • Added deleting past records for applications from the Applications view.
  • Expanded the default multicast IP address range to avoid recording multicast traffic as non-local.
  • Updated LAN traffic filtering driver.
2013-05-135.2.8
  • Fixed editing hidden boolean settings. Added a swap In/Out hidden parameter.
  • Fixed not resuming monitoring WinPCap traffic after adapter removal.
  • Added ignoring duplicates when importing IP address to local traffic filter.
  • Added recording traffic usage per application in the Ignore LAN traffic mode.
  • Added a Connection Monitor that records interruptions in your Internet connection service.
  • Moved ping, trace route and netstat under the Tools menu and updated some graphics.
  • Removed Windows 2000 support. Now Windows XP or higher is required.
2012-12-175.2.7
  • Added a built-in network driver for LAN traffic filtering similar to that in v5.1.7 to v5.2.0. It should be more stable now.
  • Fixed repositioning the graph after PC resume as sometimes it could have been unnecessarily reset.
  • Hidden settings are made easier to use with boolean options toggled with a double click.
2012-11-215.2.6
  • Enabled displaying bars in the notification area even when graph is numeric.
  • Made mean interval configurable in the hidden settings.
  • Fixed refreshing the netstat tool after killing a process.
  • Added checking if the graph is shown beyond the screen upon resume (useful for docked laptops mainly).
  • Added graph font size as a hidden setting.
  • Added hiding the notification area icon as a hidden setting.
  • Made the desk band numbers show on the right when graph in left-to-right mode.
  • Fixed showing session traffic for second and following simultaneously logged on users.
2012-10-075.2.5
  • Fixed showing notification area icon for second instance on Windows 7.
  • Added custom icon support (copy custom networx.ico in the application folder).
  • Fixed the Access is denied message when using fast user switching.
  • Redesigned desk band. In horizontal mode, numbers shown in one row, in vertical one in two rows.
  • Added ignored IP addresses export and full IPv6 support.
  • In notifications shutdown is now executed only once to prevent unwanted further occurrences.
  • Added official Windows 8 support (both x86 and x64).
2012-08-195.2.4
  • Portable version uses INI file if present or DB file otherwise.
  • Fixed recording and displaying heavy transfers over 500 MB/s.
  • Added showing MAC addresses for WinPCap adapters.
  • Redesigned Speed Meter also displays total traffic volume.
  • Currently logged user highlighted in the list of users in totals.
  • Added subheadings at the General tab showing actual periods.
  • Notification area icon's status and position are remembered correctly on Windows 7.
  • Fixed a possible crash in the traceroute code.
  • Improved compatibility with NetBalancer.
2012-06-045.2.3
  • Fixed occasional freeze upon resume from stand by.
  • Added the Greek, Catalan and Hebrew languages.
  • Fixed choosing background graph image.
  • Autorun is now available in the portable builds.
  • Added adapter status monitoring to notify user should the adapter become nonoperational.
  • Fixed general usage info screen when switching from other tabs.
  • All application files are now digitally signed.
2012-01-115.2.2
  • Fixed launching applications with a space in their name in notifications.
  • Fixed painting legend for hourly graph in left to right mode.
  • Fixed numeric desk band disappearance upon locking/unlocking the task bar.
  • Added a few hidden settings: fixed rate unit, router community string, quota dialog instead of usage on hotkey.
  • Added displaying time and sorting in dial-up session view.
  • Reopening WinPCap adapter after resuming from stand by and hibernation.
  • Added opening netstat on tray icon double click and opening usage report at single click.
  • Added highlighting items exceeding quota for daily, weekly and monthly reports when appropriate quota is set.
  • Fixed writing XLS files, now writing numbers as numbers, not as strings.
2011-11-075.2.1
  • Fixed establishing/dropping dial-up connection on 64-bit systems.
  • Made several optimisations to display usage reports faster.
  • Added NetWorx popup menu to the desk band as well.
  • Fixed sorting weekly, monthly, dial and hourly reports when ascending sort was set.
  • Using WinPCap instead of custom network driver for ignoring local traffic.
2011-10-175.2
  • Graph is no longer stranded if an auxilary monitor is disconnected.
  • Fixed a few issues with recording traffic in the Ignore LAN traffic mode.
  • Added Vietnamese languages and a few others have been updated.
  • Fully 64-bit release including desk band now available on 64-bit systems.
  • Desk band is now displayed properly on the translucent taskbar.
2011-08-255.1.9
  • Fixed a problem with metering UDP traffic in the Ignore LAN traffic mode.
  • Fixed incorrect alignment of certain user interface elements on systems with large fonts enabled.
2011-08-225.1.8
  • Fixed refreshing dial-up sessions report that had no effect.
  • Last opened tab in the usage reports is now preserved between views.
  • Fixed choosing another user in the usage report did not update the view.
  • Fixed graph visibility and size was not saved in some cases upon shutdown.
  • Added showing user quota dialog upon the tray icon click.
  • Added redialing a dial-up connection if it seems to hang.
  • Added SNMP-capable router monitoring feature.
  • Today and since traffic indicators at the general tab made configurable.
  • Ping and traceroute tools accept URLs in addition to plain host names.
  • A number of improvements to the user interface.
  • Updated network drivers solve incompatibility with AVG and several other issues.
2011-02-085.1.7
  • Improved compatibility with systems with VirtualBox installed.
  • Rarely used settings "Snap to desktop edges" and "Smooth spikes" moved to hidden settings.
  • Added an option to show/hide animated usage bars.
  • Added an option to choose appearance of the tray icon.
  • Using a new network driver to filter out LAN traffic. If it works okay, NetWorx will soon be able to track usage per application.
  • The Ignore LAN option has been removed from the portable build as it now requires installation of a network driver. Use the installation package if you need this option.
2011-01-275.1.6
  • Added a configurable delay in the hidden settings that allows to postpone making a dial-up connection.
  • Notification condition can now be set to less than 1 KB (previously 1 KB was the lower limit).
  • If automatic dialing is turned on, also dial a connection upon resume.
  • Dial-up connections are logged more accurately (log sessions established before NetWorx was started).
  • Added a hidden setting to set number of seconds between minute ticks.
  • Fixed failure to launch from notifications programs with command-line parameters.
  • Added usage bars shown on the graph when fixed Y-scale is turned on.
  • Fixed bridged connections monitoring that was broken in the previous version.
  • Removed the Display Graph on Startup option. Instead NetWorx remembers last graph state.
  • The Grid Lines in Reports option has moved to the hidden settings as rarely used.
  • Added hotkeys for the graph and usage windows.
2010-11-105.1.5
  • Added initial configuration wizard shown upon first launch.
  • Improved compatilibty with Online Armor Firewall.
  • Added time zone offset in the hidden settings to allow users to compensate clock if their ISP uses a different time zone.
  • Added dial-up summary on the At a Glance report.
  • Fixed dial-up connection recording for the case when NetWorx was shut down before a dial-up connection has been disconnected.
2010-10-095.1.4
  • Fixed double-click mode that could not be set.
  • Quota overuse notification no longer closes automatically.
  • Removed workaround added in the previous version as in some cases it failed to detect real network adapters.
  • Improved compatibility with ESet Smart Security and NetLimiter.
  • Added the Arabic language and a few others updated.
2010-09-275.1.3
  • Added a quota on dial-up duration.
  • Added a period indicator in the quota manager showing user's progress towards the quota.
  • Double-click on the tray icon can now be configured.
  • Added daily/weekly/monthly usage summary shown on the graph.
  • Use a simple gray icon to indicate that NetWorx isn't monitoring the current network.
  • Added selectable max rate unit (bytes/KB/MB/bit/Kbit/Mbit).
  • Added additional remind option when quota is being used.
  • Added workaround for most virtual adapters that should no longer interfere with NetWorx readings.
  • Added an option to choose where to store user settings.
  • Added choice of unit when exporting usage data.
  • Added the name of a monitored interface to the system tray hint/tooltip.
  • At a glance report now shows on-peak usage and off-peak usage along with a total.
2010-06-215.1.2
  • Dial-up application launch list is made editable and accepts command-line parameters to be passed to applications.
  • Added all-time/on-peak/off-peak as an extra condition in notifications.
  • Currently active hour is now shown in the hour selection matrix.
  • Added a workaround to prevent incorrect readings when installed with NetLimiter 3.
  • Changed notification processing: if actions include dropping dial-up connections, the timer is reset when a new connection is dialed. Otherwise it caused premature occurrence of the event.
  • Added import of IP address to be ignored (formats understood are IP address range, CIDR and individual IP addresses).
  • Bandwidth rates shown under the graph are made monochrome (this can be reverted via a hidden setting).
  • Added a hidden setting allowing to relocate the database to another folder.
  • Updated language files and minor user interface tweaks.
  • Added more shutdown options: power off, stand by, hibernate and restart.
2010-04-105.1.1
  • Added dial-up connection name and speed shown in the tray icon tooltip.
  • Implemented correct usage recording when multiple users were logged on at once (fast user switching).
  • Fixed excessive reading from the disk when showing daily/weekly/monthly usage on hovering tray icon was enabled (now updated once a minute).
  • Updated language files and other minor tweaks.
  • Fixed sorting usage reports when daily usage exceeded 2 GB.
2010-02-235.1
  • Fixed a desk band issue that caused a crash on Windows 7 in certain circumstances.
  • Fixed graph shown off-screen if the monitor where it had been displayed became unavailable.
  • Fixed showing 'unavailable' in the graph title when the chosen adapter was not available at startup and became available later.
  • Added password check when accessing quota settings when the password protection is enabled.
  • Added network manager allowing to exclude certain networks from monitoring.
  • Fixed an error in computations of monthly periods when the month started 29th, 30th or 31st.
2010-01-175.0.9
  • Fixed doubling outgoing traffic records on Vista/Seven with mobile broadband and "dial-up" ADSL.
  • Fixed graph shown in taskbar when Frameless Graph Window in the hidden options was turned on.
  • Added Portuguese (Portugal) language.
2010-01-035.0.8
  • Fixed a memory leak on Vista and Seven in early downloads of version 5.0.7.
  • Fixed displaying month names when usage chart was in the non-stacked bars mode.
  • Any broadcast traffic is ignored in the Ignore LAN traffic mode.
  • Added Windows 7 locale bug workaround where the US date format was used instead of the one chosen in standards and formats.
  • Added Norwegian, Slovak and Turkish languages.
2009-12-135.0.7
  • Added 'All wireless connections' monitoring option (Vista and higher).
  • Fixed inability to select some network connections on Windows Vista and Seven.
  • Added graph fading out when the mouse is hovering and the click-through mode is turned on.
  • Added a few new preferences in the hidden settings (press Ctrl + O in the settings window).
2009-11-115.0.6
  • Custom report is shown in consistent order with the daily, monthly and weekly reports.
  • Traceroute window is now resizeable.
  • Tray icon indicates the status if the current adapter becomes unavailable.
  • Fixed small errors shown in daily/weekly/monthly/custom reports when on-peak or off-peak view was turned on.
  • Usage data can now be reset fully, including data received from other computers during synchronisation.
  • Added last 24-hour quota and usage display. This works similarly to the daily quota/usage display, but instead uses a sliding 24-hour window in calculations.
2009-10-205.0.5
  • Added quick access to dial-up from the main menu.
  • Added option to choose between bar chart and stacked bar chart.
  • Usage accounting made more accurate. Previously there could be a small error when recording usage data on hour's boundary.
  • Fixed availability of minute ticks option as it should not be available when axes are turned off.
  • Fixed quota usage which was miscalculated when using a dual on/off peak quota (was broken in v5.0.4).
  • Added Finnish, Czech, Croatian, Dutch and Japanese languages.
2009-10-025.0.4
  • Added automatically launched applications when a dial-up connection is established.
  • Fixed a problem in usage synchronisation when the computer could sync with itself doubling the usage.
  • Enhanced on/off-peak timetable allowing to specify a day of the week.
  • Tray icon tooltip and hint can now be configured separately.
  • Minor user interface changes and improvements.
  • Added Bulgarian and Ukrainian languages.
2009-09-015.0.3
  • Added drop-down month list in custom reports to quickly access monthly usage.
  • Added import of DU Meter Backup files (*.sqbackup) and NetMeter files (*.csv) under the Restore button in the usage report.
  • Added IP address manager to exclude custom networks as local traffic.
  • Short-term notifications now can apply in a wider range. Now 'more' conditions trigger even if they occur before time elapses
  • Playing a windows sound when quota overused message shown.
  • Some fixes related to sleep and hibernation issues when the Ignore LAN option was turned on.
  • Volume unit multiplier made customisable (1000 or 1024 bytes per KB).
  • On/off-peak hours menu item in the usage report now causes the tray tooltip to display on/off-peak usage info accordingly.
  • Added Korean language.
2009-08-235.0.2
  • Fixed desk band not picked colour settings after a shell restart.
  • Fixed incorrect traffic accounting on Windows 7 when the Ignore LAN option was turned on.
  • Fixed launching more than one NetWorx instance in Fast User Switching environment.
  • Netstat now saves its settings between sessions.
  • Netstat made IPv6 aware (shows IPv6 connections and listening ports).
  • Added hints to on/off peak hour display to make it easier to use.
  • Added ability to travel along the graph up to 1 hour back using the arrow keys.
  • Added password protection feature. Allows to password-protect access to the settings, resetting usage data and quitting the application.
  • Added Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Romanian, Swedish, Spanish languages.
2009-08-055.0.1
  • Added a language selector shown upon first launch.
  • Fixed Explorer crash on Vista/Windows 7 when desk band is turned on.
  • Added Chinese, German, Polish languages.
2009-08-025.0
  • Added multilingual support with three initial languages built-in (English, French, Russian).
  • Fixed finalisation order in the data collector that could have led to an Access Violation error on shutdown.
  • The network driver enabling NetWorx to distinguish LAN traffic now only starts when the Ignore LAN option is turned on (thus saving system resources).
  • Usage synchronisation module now only starts when the relevant option is turned on (thus causing fewer firewall prompts).
  • Desk band made compatible with Windows 7.
  • Ping and trace route windows made non-modal, allowing to open them simultaneously with other windows.
2009-07-254.9.10
  • In the 'Ignore LAN' mode traffic was accounted wrongly (removed debug code multiplying by 100). Users running v4.9.9 are urged to upgrade.
2009-07-244.9.9
  • Fixed inability to shrink the graph in the numeric mode to reasonable dimensions.
  • In the Speed Meter added a real "average" computed over the time lap. The old 5-second average renamed to current rate.
  • Added an 'at a glance' report showing recent usage broken down by users.
  • Added an ability to distinguish local and Internet traffic (IPv4 and IPv6 aware).
  • Various fixed and enhancements (usage synchronisation, database operations, error handling) to improve stability.
2009-07-034.9.8
  • Added access to dial-up connection properties.
  • Fixed a critical issue with automatic updates. In some circumstances it might have caused a number of repeating reqeusts causing bandwidth wastage. Upgrade to this version is recommended.
2009-06-284.9.7
  • Added peer-to-peer usage data syncronization with other NetWorx instances on the network.
  • Added dialing a connection on start-up (that can be used to establish an initial dial-up, ADSL or mobile broadband connection).
  • Several minor user interface enhancements.
2009-06-094.9.6
  • Fixed Cancel button. Previously it did not revert the options changed in the settings Window.
  • Fixed oversized hourly graph when the window is maximized.
  • Showing totals in the hourly usage chart, plus performance enhancements.
  • Hopefully fixed mad readings on Windows Vista by ignoring virtual QoS adapters.
  • Improved handling of single/double click on the tray icon (double-click does not launch action assigned to single click).
  • The 'Quota Overused' message now includes the actual percentage reached.
  • Fixed a minor issue with on-line checking for new versions.
2009-05-034.9.5
  • The Speed Meter can now be controlled via automation.
  • Fixed blank hourly chart when numeric graph was chosen.
  • Reverted printing numeric rates on plain background. Computed colours sometimes gave adverse visual effects.
2009-04-254.9.4
  • Graph labels are now compactly formatted (K/M).
  • Added purely numeric graph display.
  • Hourly report made sortable.
  • Tray icon now has got static title if 'Hide inactive icons' Windows option is on.
  • Quota now shows allowance left in addition to used and total.
  • Added 'Enable Graph Click-Through' menu item (visible only if graph is being displayed and is semi-transparent).
  • Graph color selectors now offer a better choice of colors.
  • Added option to automatically bring up the graph when a certain condition is met.
  • Graph ticks are drawn with dots rather than dashes.
2009-04-214.9.3
  • Added option to display either a polyline or a histogram in the real-time graph.
  • Added 'remind me in' option in message about overused quota to make it less annoying.
2009-04-184.9.2
  • Quota settings are now saved when window closed.
  • Fixed the hourly report when last hour of the day might have been shown wrongly.
  • The hourly report highlights on/off-peak hours.
2009-04-134.9.1
  • Fixed quota and weekly/monthly report computations.
  • Days 29, 30 and 31 are now allowed again as the first day of the month.
  • A number of minor improvements: graph opacity can be adjusted with +/- numpad keys; fixed the remaining days counter in the quota; fixed a problem with hourly report (not all hours were displayed).
2009-04-114.9
  • Monthly, weekly and daily reports now include a grand total.
  • Added a basic quota mechanism allowing to set a usage limit and keep an eye on it.
  • Added an alert mechanism when quota is used up by a set percent.
  • Added UL/DL volume to the hourly rate display.
  • The notification window now pops up topmost.
2009-04-104.8.1
  • Fixed on-peak/off-peak hour settings. Now only on-peak hours need to be entered. Off-peak is computed automatically.
  • Monthly total shown in the system tray icon's tooltip is now computed properly when the month starts not from the 1st.
  • Added a hot key to activate/deactivate the click-through mode.
2009-04-024.8
  • In the desk band placed on a vertical taskbar numbers are shown underneath. In the deskband placed on a horizontal taskbar numbers are shown at the left as before.
  • Usage data stored on a per-hour basis. On-peak and off-peak hours can be configured for an accurate account.
  • Beginning of the month and beginning of the week can be customized if it is needed.
  • Added a hourly bandwidth rate report. You can see your average data transfer rate in recent days and hours.
2009-03-224.7.4
  • Fixed possible crash if NetWorx was started automatically before the Windows shell was fully initialized.
  • Added 'Apply settings' button.
  • Redesigned desk band made tidy and compact.
  • Total usage is now shown in the tooltip in addition to download and upload.
2009-03-064.7.3
  • Fixed a race condition that might have caused the application to lock up on startup.
  • Cosmetic enhancements to the usage chart showing daily, weekly and monthly usage reports.
2009-03-044.7.2
  • Showing usage reports on the tray icon's double-click.
  • ICMP packets in the ping and traceroute utilities are now sent with a payload. Previously ping and traceroute could have failed in some networks.
  • The usage graph can now be made click-through when semi-transparent.
  • Fixed incorrect saving/restoring the graph when it was shown without a title bar.
2009-02-204.7.1
  • Added a volume unit option (choosing among automatic, MB, KB and bytes).
  • Fixed a potential issue in the installation script that might have led to inability to install NetWorx on some computers.
2009-02-134.7
  • Tunnel and firewire interfaces are now ignored when monitoring all interfaces in addition to loopback.
  • Added a nice bar chart to daily, weekly, and monthly usage reports.
  • Enhanced tooltip can show weekly and monthly usage in addition to daily one.
2009-02-054.6.3
  • Added option to have minute ticks on the graph.
  • Fixed wrong graph positioning if in two consecutive sessions graph was not brought up.
  • Added 'Reset graph' button to bring the graph back if it happens to be shown off-screen.
  • Fixed a timing issue where the program might have crashed on Windows start up.
  • The graph should now be properly saved and restored on multi-monitor systems.
  • Added option to have either numeric or graphical display when the desk band is in compact mode.
2009-01-124.6.2
  • Fixed a sudden reporting jump that could occur if a network adapter becomes temporarily unavailable when the system enters a new power state.
  • Added a shell extension known as 'desk band'. It integrates with your taskbar and provides a handy tool to keep an eye on bandwidth usage. This extension is currently available on 32-bit editions of Windows only.
2009-01-084.6.1
  • Fixed zero-length duration records that could sometimes be written to dial-up log.
  • Added unit selector (bytes/s or bits/s).
  • Added gradient to the graph.
2009-01-054.6
  • Added option to enable/disable grid lines on graph.
  • Another potential issue with error message 'DB is locked' fixed.
  • Daily records are displayed in reversed order with newest on the top (as it was with weekly and monthly records).
  • Dial-up session journal added. All dial-up connections are now logged.
  • Long date format display is no longer available.
  • On-line version checking (automatic update) added.
  • Fixed problem with garbage displayed instead of dial-up duration in the system tray.
2008-12-224.5.4
  • Option to hide chart axes.
  • Greeting shown in system tray on Windows 2000 fixed.
  • Load on startup option is no longer available in portable version.
2008-12-184.5.3
  • Potential error message 'DB is locked' fixed.
2008-11-144.5.2
  • Left to right usage history graph option.
  • Netstat shows processes on Windows 2000 (requires post-SP4 rollup installed).
2008-11-104.5.1
  • Fixed usage report sorting.
  • Usage database optimized for performance.
2008-11-084.5
  • Bitmap images can be used as graph's background.
  • Smooth graph option added.
  • Support of multiple users on the same machine added.
  • Per-user and combined usage reporting added.
  • Windows 98/ME/NT systems are no longer supported.
  • Portable version available.
2008-10-274.4.1
  • Fixed possible error messages when the graph was undersized.
2008-10-254.4
  • Y-axis on the graph can be fixed or automatically scaled.
  • Popup menu is also available from the graph in addition to the tray icon.
2008-10-234.3
  • Fixed grid lines display in custom reports.
  • Graph can be shown in the system tray.
2008-10-214.2.2
  • Usage report can be sorted.
2008-10-134.2.1
  • Usage displayed when mouse hovers over the tray icon.
2008-10-104.2
  • New customizable usage graph.
  • Automatic refresh in netstat.
  • Fixed occasional wrong graph positioning.
  • Backup/restore usage stats.
2008-10-094.1.1
  • Fixed doubled reporting on Windows Vista with multiple connections monitored.
  • Dynamically plugged/unplugged adapters support.
  • Fixed sudden reporting jump by 4/8 GB.
2008-10-074.1
  • Fixed wrong usage reporting with some VPN connections.
  • Notifications can now be fired by either or both received and sent traffic counters.
2008-09-154.0
  • Completely reworked release.
  • Advanced netstat tool showing processes associated with network connections.
  • Improved notifications.
  • The software is now freeware!
2004-11-193.2
  • Minor improvements.
2004-01-023.1
  • Enhanced notification conditions
  • Configurable system tray tooltip
  • Minor optimizations
2003-02-203.0
  • Minor bug fixes.
  • New features: ping, traceroute, netstat
  • Minor GUI changes
2002-11-142.0
  • Fully rebuilt version 1.0. New engine, new interface.
  • This was the first published version.
2002-06-201.0
  • This version was for internal use only, never published