Network Traffic Monitor is a simple-to-use application that enables users to view network traffic and figure out what application is hogging it, catering to all types of users, regardless of their level of experience.
The tool takes little time to finish installing, after which you can open it to view the regular window with the minimalistic layout, representing Network Traffic Monitor's interface.
Starting the monitoring procedure is done with the simple click of a button. From this point on, you can view a graphical representation of transferred bytes for each active program.
In addition, you can view a history list and export it an external file with the TXT or XLS format for further scrutiny, as well as refresh information, ask Network Traffic Monitor to hide empty rows, and set the frame to stay on top of other windows.
As far as settings are concerned, you can select the network adapter to monitor, change default colors for incoming and outgoing traffic, set the tool to automatically run at system startup, as well as specify a process' visibility time in the list, and change the default temporary files path. Options can be restored to their factory values at any time.
Network Traffic Monitor includes a help file and runs on a pretty low amount of CPU and RAM, so it does not affect the computer's performance overall. Since it can be minimized to the system tray area, the tool does not disrupt normal user activity.
The bottom line is that Network Traffic Monitor offers a simple method for monitoring network traffic. It could use some improvements in the visual aspect of the interface, though.