Monitoring Microsoft updates traffic

Started by Peet


Monitoring Microsoft updates traffic   21 May 2019, 19:48

My NetWorx appears to monitor upload and download traffic normally. Except for some or all (?) Microsoft Win 10 updates. How or why please?
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Re: Monitoring Microsoft updates traffic   21 May 2019, 20:08

Such "unawareness" of Windows updates may be happening because NetWorx runs as a regular application, not as a service. This means it can miss traffic that occurs before a user logs in, for example, automatic updates downloaded by the operating system itself.

Re: Monitoring Microsoft updates traffic   22 May 2019, 04:13

Will NetWorx ever run as a service? This post in 2011 says it may be possible in the future. Has there been any progress on this? Other bandwidth monitoring software such as DU Meter are able to run as a service.
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Re: Monitoring Microsoft updates traffic   22 May 2019, 09:34

We did have plans to implement NetWorx as a service, but eventually decided not to do it. Doing so would essentially mean a complete rewrite of the product since it's too tied to being a regular app.

Instead, we are currently working on a new product named NetMaster, which will run as a service. It will also have several advantages over NetWorx, including live usage display, speed limits for applications, and traffic prioritisation. It should be released in November.
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Re: Monitoring Microsoft updates traffic   07 November 2019, 11:17

Update: NetMaster has been released a few days ago, and we already have a very positive feedback from its users.

Everyone is welcome to download the free NetMaster 30-day trial, and see if it does a good job of keeping an eye on Microsoft updates and any other network activity you'd like to monitor and control.

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