A logger that informs the user of all internet activity that is taking place on the user’s computer.
Pros: The Free Internet Connection Logger is basically a logging utility that tracks all activity taking place on a user’s internet connection and reports this back to the user. It tracks a variety of internet based programs and utilities and it has support for a number of protocols that are part of the TCP / IP stack. The log file is stored in an accessible location and can be accessed for viewing and further analysis. For security a log file is only limited to a single user, therefore the internet activity of other users logging in using the same computer is never accessible or compromised.
It is also a useful tool for developers who can analyze the internet log to use the logged information for debugging.
Cons: Although a lot of activity is indeed reported, it is not at all clear whether all activity is indeed being recorded. For example, in tests certain programs such as Winamp auto updater as well as Viruscan Update were not reported. Now, this is not a bad thing in itself, because these are not malicious programs, but if these are not reported then who knows what else is not being reported. As such an Internet Security Suite is a better bet, despite the fact that this tool is free and so it doesn’t hurt to have this as well.
The interface is also fairly unattractive.
Overall: 3 stars. It works, but does little else. There are some issues, and a really poor interface.