SoftPerfect Network Protocol Analyzer

Free network sniffer for Windows

SoftPerfect Network Protocol Analyzer iconSoftPerfect Network Protocol Analyzer is a free professional tool for analysing, debugging, maintaining and monitoring local networks and Internet connections. It captures the data passing through the dial-up connection or Ethernet network card, analyses this data and then represents it in a readable form.

This is a useful tool for network administrators, security specialists, network application developers and anyone who needs a comprehensive picture of the traffic passing through their network connection or a segment of a local area network.

SoftPerfect Network Protocol Analyzer presents the results of its analysis in a convenient and easily understandable format. It can defragment and reassemble network packets into streams. The program also features full decoding and analysis of network traffic based on the following low-level Internet protocols: AH, ARP, ESP, ICMP, ICMPv6, IGMP, IP, IPv6, IPX, LLC, MSG, REVARP, RIP, SAP, SER, SNAP, SPX, TCP and UDP. It also performs a full reconstruction of top-level protocols such as HTTP, SMTP, POP, IMAP, FTP, TELNET and others.

The flexible system of fully-configurable filters can be used to discard all network traffic except for the specific traffic patterns you wish to analyse. There is also a packet builder, which allows you to build your own custom network packets and send them into the network. You could use the packet builder feature to check the network’s protection against attacks and intruders.

This is now a discontinued product. There will be no further updates, releases or support provided for this software. You can still download the last available version and continue using it for as long as you like, however some functionality may not work correctly on newer systems.

Key features

  • Decodes packets and displays them in an easy-to-read format.
  • Lets you build custom packets and send them into the network.
  • Works in promiscuous mode to capture all network packets.
  • Offers a flexible traffic filtering system. Any filter can be inclusive or exclusive.
  • Reconstructs packets into flows, so you can easily see a complete data exchange of the Telnet, POP3, SMTP, IMAP, FTP, HTTP and other protocols.
  • Monitors loopback connections within the system.


Packets captured by SoftPerfect Network Protocol Analyzer from a local area network
Packets captured from a local area network
A captured and reconstructed HTTP session displayed in hexadecimal mode in SoftPerfect Network Protocol Analyzer
A captured and reconstructed HTTP session displayed in hexadecimal mode
SoftPerfect Network Protocol Analyzer's live network flow analysis
A live network flow analysis
Product Info & Download

Latest version

2.9.1 (19 October 2014)

Supported platforms

Windows XP through Windows 8,
Windows Server 2003 through 2012




Windows installer

Size: 4.0M

Windows portable

Size: 4.8M

Read the user manual