Network Activity Indicator

Network Activity Indicator for Windows 7-10

© 2009, 2019 Igor Tolmachev, IT Samples
French version
Network Activity Indicator displays the old 'two monitors' icon in Windows 7/10 that flashed blue to show network activity on the System Tray.

Network Activity Indicator indicates outgoing and incoming network packets on all available interfaces.

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Network Activity Indicator

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This utility is a standalone executable. Run the program, you'll see a new system tray icon.
Now you can monitor your network traffic in Windows 7 using XP-like 'two monitors' icon on the System Tray.
To customize program settings right click the mouse on the System Tray icon.


This utility is released as freeware. You are allowed to freely distribute this utility via floppy disk, CD-ROM, Internet, or in any other way, as long as you don't charge anything for this. If you distribute this utility, you must include all files in the distribution package, without any modification!


The software is provided "AS IS" without any warranty, either expressed or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose. The author will not be liable for any special, incidental, consequential or indirect damages due to loss of data or any other reason.


version: 1.8:   New!
Download Network Activity Indicator in ZIP file   (139KB, revised November 9, 2019)
Download self-install executable with uninstall support   (437KB, revised November 9, 2019)
Download Network Activity Indicator in ZIP file   (140KB, revised November 9, 2019)
Download self-install executable with uninstall support   (442KB, revised November 9, 2019)
Network Activity Indicator is also available in other languages. In order to change the language of Network Activity Indicator, download the appropriate language zip file, extract the 'NetworkIndicator.lng', and put it in the same folder that you installed Network Activity Indicator.
Language Translated by Date
Bulgarian Ivan Karadzhov September, 13 2017
Chinese (Simplified) vcAngel March, 22 2011
Chinese (Traditional) Tai Shiang Tzeng May, 16 2015
Czech Gtein October, 26 2010
Danish Michael Pedersen November, 1 2010
Dutch Edgar Zeijlemaker November, 22 2010
Estonian Margus Lind December, 18 2010
Finnish Rainer Pafs November, 28 2014
French Le Ch@land  French version March, 17 2015
French Challenger October, 26 2010
German Marc-Oliver Stühmer August, 14 2015
German German Man November, 4 2010
German Klaus Neumer October, 28 2010
Greek Giorgos Tsimperlenios December, 23 2010
Hungarian Szabo Tibor November, 6 2010
Indonesian Jim Fernando November, 4 2010
Italian (v1.7) Giulio Di Giuliomaria February, 22 2015
Italian Alessandro Tempestini October, 26 2010
Japanese Kazuhiro Matsuda October, 26 2010
Korean Zames Dean September, 13 2012
Latvian Nizaury January, 29 2011
Lithuanian Karolis Masaitis July, 28 2013
Polish Kamil Pieczonka November, 14 2010
Persian Peyman June, 7 2017
Portuguese Brazil Fabiano Santos October, 24 2010
Russian Igor Tolmachev November, 8 2014
Slovak Schurda November, 17 2010
Spanish Leonardo Maragna October, 24 2010
Swedish Peter Tillman December, 26 2011
Thai Chawanat Nakasan November, 30 2010
Turkish Cemil Kaynar June, 17 2017
Turkish Burak Yavuz October, 24 2010
Ukrainian Alex Mich February, 22 2011
Translating Network Activity Indicator to other languages

Network Activity Indicator allows you to easily translate all dialog boxes, menus, and strings to other language. In order to do that, follow the instructions below:
  • Download English template file: Download
  • Unpack/unzip the downloaded package and open NetworkIndicator.lng in Notepad or in any other text editor.
  • Translate all the menus, dialog boxes, and string entries to the desired language.
  • After you finish the translation, copy the NetworkIndicator.lng file to the folder that you installed Network Activity Indicator.
  • If you want to run Network Activity Indicator without the translation, simply rename the language file, or move it to another folder.
Previous versions

version: 1.7:

32-bit: download   (160KB, revised December 12, 2014)   setup wizard   (438KB, revised December 12, 2014)
64-bit: download   (162KB, revised December 12, 2014)   setup wizard   (445KB, revised December 12, 2014)

version: 1.6   download   (146KB, revised October 25, 2010)   setup wizard   (420KB, revised October 25, 2010)

version: 1.5   download   (79KB, revised June 30, 2010)

version: 1.4   download   (78KB, revised June 19, 2010)

version: 1.3   download   (74KB, revised April 20, 2010)


If you encounter a problem while running this utility or you have any suggestions, comments, you can send a message to support (at)