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What is the best program to know what applications are doing with online connections? [closed]

What is the best program to know what applications are doing with online connections? [closed]

Does anyone know a small tool that you install which simply informs you of what information applications are sending with their online connections, e.g. so if you are installing photoshop elements trial it would be nice to see a message like this:

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Guest [Entry]

"For general looking at everything that goes out over your network card, I would use Wireshark, You can sort by protocol and ""Go deep"" in to exactly what is being transmitted where!

Also for Windows, if you just want to see (and edit) HTML requests, any program that youcan input a proxy server to, or respects the computers ""Internet Options"" proxy setting, you can use Fiddler

Whilst there are MANY similar tools, these two are by far my favourites and use them all the time."
Guest [Entry]

You can use Tcpview from sysinternals, its free