You can use the
dialog to configure the
program's advanced options.
process path – check
this box if you want NetStat to display the full path to the
process owning the port (e.g. "C:\Files\Program.exe" is a full
path, whereas "Program.exe" is a short path).
numbers to service names – check this box if you want NetStat to
display service names rather than numbers. For example, if this box
is checked, port 21 is shown as ftp, and port 23 as telnet. The
program converts numeric values to service names using the SERVICES
file installed by Windows. You can edit this file using the
resolving – check this
box if you don't want the program to perform reverse DNS lookups of
the IP addresses. If you check it, the Hostname column in NetStat
will be blank.
subnet boundaries –
check this box if you want the program to skip IP addresses ending
with .0 and .255.
list on new query – check this box if you want the program to
clear the NBScan or PortScan list every time you start scanning a new
range of IP addresses. If this box is not checked, the program will
preserve the results of all previous scans and auto-sort new items
by IP address.
Sets the auto-refresh intervals
for NetStat and ProcMon if auto-refreshing is on. For ProcMon, it
is also possible to specify the auto-refresh interval for gathering
CPU utilization statistics.
security flaw detection, External connection
detection - check these
boxes to accompany some of the program events with sound alerts. To
change the default sound files, click on the Browse button next to
the event description and locate a new sound file in the .WAV
format. To test the file, click on the button with a speaker
list colors – check this
box to have the program display the file list in the two-color
mode. Click on Color 1 and Color 2 to customize the line colors in
the two-color mode.
item color – use this
box to customize the color used to temporarily highlight new
entries in the NetStat window.
NetStat item color – use
this box to customize the color used to highlight the entries that
are about to be removed from the list in the NetStat
hot-tracking – when this
box is checked, there is a visual feedback when the mouse passes
over list items, and you can select items by pausing the
bars – makes the scroll
bars of all tables in the program look flat (not available under
Geolocation is IP-to-country
mapping for IP addresses. When this functionality is enabled,
Essential NetTools checks the internal database to provide
information on the country any IP address belongs to. You can
configure the program to show ISO country
flag next to any IP
address. You can also disable geolocation. For some IP addresses,
such as reserved ones (e.g. 192.168.*.* or 10.*.*.*) no information
on the country can be provided. In such cases, the country name is
not shown, or if you use the Country flag
option, a flag with a question
mark is displayed.
As IP allocation is constantly
changing, it's important that you always have an up-to-date version
of Essential NetTools. A fresh, up-to-date database is included in
every Essential NetTools build. A fresh database has 98% accuracy.
Without updates, the accuracy percentage falls by approximately 15%
Windows startup – if
this box is checked, the program is automatically launched every
time you start Windows.
tray when main window is closed – if the box is checked, the program
doesn't close when you click on the "x" mark in the top right
corner of the window. Rather, it is minimized to the system tray.
To close the program, use the File => Exit menu
taskbar on minimization – check this box if you don't want to see
the program's button on the Windows taskbar when you minimize the
program. If this box is checked, use the program's system tray icon
to restore the program after minimizing.
to input box when switching tools – check this box if you want the program to
automatically move focus to the input boxes, such as IP address
fields, every time you switch from one tool to another.
Auto-complete IP address
fields – if this box is
checked, the program automatically completes the
address field in
NBScan, PortScan, and NetAudit
when you fill out the Starting IP
ping/traceroute message – allows you to change the default string
contained in ping and traceroute packets. To use this feature,
check this box and type your own message in the textbox
automatic updates – if
this box is checked, the program will check if an update for the
current version is available and will prompt you to download and
between checks, days – allows you to specify how often the program
will check for updates.
– makes the program
check for updates immediately.