How To Discover Hidden Programs That Slow Down Your Internet Speed

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Disappointments with Internet Speed are quite common nowadays. Recently I had written about How To Increase your Internet Speed in 4 Steps. Now I will tell you how to find programs which are responsible for the decrease in your Internet Speed. You can also readย how to increase your torrent download speed.

There might be many applications installed on your PC. These Applications get connected to the Internet without the user’s knowledge and if you have too many such applications, the bandwidth of your Internet will surely decrease. To trace such applications, you can make use of TCPEye.

What is TCPEye?

TCPEye is a network monitoring software which displays the list of all currently opened TCP/IP ports on Local Computer. Using this software, you can find all the processes which are connected to the Internet.


  • Displays the application which initiated the process
  • The version of the process
  • The time it was created and the user who created it
  • It will also display the full path of the process

Traces IP location

  • It also displays the location of the remote IP
  • Allows you to kill processes which establish connection with the Internet
  • Allows the user to save the TCP Information into HTML or XML files
Marks Sucspicious Applications

Marks Sucspicious Applications

Apart from the above functions, TCPEye also marks suspicious ports with pink color. The suspicious ports are those which are opened by unidentified applications [which do not have any version information].

Download TCPEye from CNET

  • Gaurav

    A normal firewall will show u all of this with added facility of killing unwanted stuff automatically

    • I have Firewall turned off for some reasons and many of them would do that! So in that case, this would prove helpful. I can also find such processes through the task manager but TCPEye has some additional features…

  • Very nice post….

  • This seems to be a nice application, I’ll try it someday.

  • Anoop Sudhakaran

    Nice one! this can be used to find Malicious softwares in your pc.. I also use Http Sniffer! Does the same job! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Nowadays you have many software for the same purpose! Thanks for mentioning an alternative Anoop ๐Ÿ™‚

  • You new software description is great. I was looking for software section on your blog and waiting for new update about software on your blog. My hobby is software collection so it is very important that i update by software folder. Thanks for sharing these types of utitlity.

  • A very good tutorial Lalit, I have seen many articles and they all have the same shit everytime, however you have come up with something new, much appreciated..

  • Thanks man this was usefull, i wanted to see if some thing is eating up my bandwith and this is the best tool for it i guess

  • techatlast

    Nice information. Thanks a lot for sharing this ๐Ÿ™‚