Monitor the data / bandwidth usage on your Windows PC using Cucusoft Net Guard


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Unless you have so much money to throw away, its very important to monitor what’s using up your data subscription on your Windows PC (head over to the guide @ https://journal.hovatek.com/laptop-consuming-a-lot-of-data-mb-solved/ for details) . Today, I’ll be telling you about this really cool freeware called Cucusoft Net Guard that lets you easily monitor and control data (bandwidth) usage on your Windows PC .

What are the features of Cucusoft Net Guard?

Cucusoft:

  • Displays your net data usage; Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Yearly
  • Allows you set a bandwidth usage limit
  • Enables you monitor all services & processes connecting to the internet
  • Helps you estimate / project your bandwidth usage for a month
  • Monitors active connection protocols
  • Has a floating widget which gives you quick access to current usage statistics
  • Lets you test your internet connection speed
  • Enables you create a usage report (.pdf format)

How do I install Cucusoft Net Guard?

1. Run the installer as Administrator

how to install cucusoft net guard on a windows PC

2. Select your language from the dropdown and click OK

how to install cucusoft net guard on a windows PC

3. Wait while setup is prepared

how to install cucusoft net guard on a windows PC

4. Click Next

how to install cucusoft net guard on a windows PC

5. Tick “I accept the agreement” and click Next

how to install cucusoft net guard on a windows PC

6. Click Next

how to install cucusoft net guard on a windows PC

7. Click Next

how to install cucusoft net guard on a windows PC

8. Click Install

how to install cucusoft net guard on a windows PC

9. Wait while the application gets installed

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10. Tick restart now (ensure to save all your work first) or later then click Finish

how to install cucusoft net guard on a windows PC

How do I use Cucusoft Net Guard?

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Net Usage

: Displays your Daily, Weekly, Monthly and Yearly usage.

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Cucusoft Widget

: The widget floats at the lower right corner of your screen (can be dragged to any position) and gives you quick access to your present usage stats.

* Hover over the widget with your mouse pointer to reveal the quick stats

cucusoft net guard floating widget

* Right-click the widget to display additional options

cucusoft net guard floating widget

Net Monitor

: This enables you monitor services and processes which are making use of your bandwidth. You can kill any service / process to stop it from connecting to the internet.

* Click on Net Monitor > Processes visiting internet. Right-click and select Kill to terminate

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* Click on Net Monitor > Service visiting internet. Right-click and select Kill to terminate

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Connections

: Monitors active ports, protocols and IPs

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Speed Test

: Tests your internet download speed

* Click Speed Test > Start

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* Wait while Cucusoft Net Guard works

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* You’ll get a result of your current download speed

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Statement

: This creates a pdf report of your data usage statistics

* Click Statement > Select the start and end dates

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* Click Create Statement

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* You should get a PDF report displaying your usage statistics

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Where do I download Cucusoft Net Guard?

Download Cucusoft Net Guard @ http://www.cucusoft.com/netguard.aspx

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