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NetTraffic (Install)

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1.71.0 | Updated: 26 Sep 2023



Downloads of v 1.71.0:



Software Author(s):


NetTraffic (Install) 1.71.0

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

To install NetTraffic (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade NetTraffic (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall NetTraffic (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade nettraffic -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade nettraffic -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install nettraffic
    name: nettraffic
    version: '1.71.0'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'nettraffic' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '1.71.0'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller nettraffic
    Name     = "nettraffic"
    Version  = "1.71.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'nettraffic':
  ensure   => '1.71.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 27 Sep 2023.


NetTraffic is a free, simple and lightweight widget-like utility that displays real-time data about the network data usage of your computer. NetTraffic works with any network connection, of any type and with any selected network interface. You can view the traffic in a graph that is visible near the system tray icon. The statistics generated by NetTraffic can be exported.

Key Features

  • Network traffic, network monitoring, network data rate (sent / received), network bandwidth, network throughput, network speed meter, network activity, network usage history, network usage predictions.
  • Data flow rate (download / upload) - instant view.
  • Traffic monitoring, traffic counter, traffic usage, traffic monitor.
  • Bandwidth speed, bandwidth monitor, bandwidth usage, bandwidth meter, bandwidth monitoring.
  • Link throughput, network interface throughput, connection throughput.
  • Parser HTTP(S). Live bandwidth usage monitoring of remote / local devices (routers, modems, hosts with any OS) providing statistics (counters) page over HTTP(S). Optional authentication: Basic, Digest and form based (POST / GET).
  • Internet connection speed monitoring, Internet link data rate.
  • Quota counter, data transfer limit usage meter, data plan usage. Feature usable for users with limited Internet connection. In some cases (e.g. mobile Internet) data amount is limited or / and speed over exceeding data limit is limited. Quota counter show usage of data limit and lapse of (billing) period.
  • Usage statistics, data transfer usage tracking, data meter, data sent, data received, data usage charts.
  • Realtime, real time statistics, real time data rate chart, live link speed plot, live throughput graph.
  • Network tray icon (network activity indicator), customizable networking tray icon, classic network tray icon, notify icon.
  • Network interfaces, adapters, cards, links, connections monitor.
  • Tool, software, application.
  • Network utilities: ping, nslookup, tracert, ipconfig, netstat, route, arp, nbstat, hostname.
  • Multi-language.
  • Lightweight.
  • Freeware, free.

Install options

  • /Launch - Start NetTraffic upon install.
  • /Autorun - Set NetTraffic to start on login for all users.
Example :

choco install nettraffic --params '"/autorun"'

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $env:ChocolateyPackagename

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
   # The NetTraffic installer is a per-user install.  On install, this package 
   # attempts to convert it to a machine-wide install.  However, then the 
   # default uninstall doesn't fully work.  Thus, it needs to be converted 
   # back to a per-user install even if the user is not the same user who 
   # did the initial install.
   if (Get-OSArchitectureWidth -compare 64) { 
      $SystemUninstall = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\NetTraffic' 
   } else {
      $SystemUninstall = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\NetTraffic'
   if (Test-Path $SystemUninstall) {
      Write-Debug 'Moving uninstall registry key from machine back to user.'
      $UserUninstall = 'HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall'
      Copy-Item -Path $SystemUninstall -Destination $UserUninstall -Recurse
      Remove-Item -Path $SystemUninstall -Recurse
   $AllUSM = "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\NetTraffic"
   if (Test-Path $AllUSM) {
      Write-Debug 'Moving Start Menu shortcuts from all users to user.'
      $UserSM = "$env:USERPROFILE\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs"
      Copy-Item -Path $AllUSM -Destination $UserSM -Recurse
      Remove-Item -Path $AllUSM -Recurse
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
   Write-Warning 'NetTraffic does not appear to be installed.'
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
   Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
   Write-Warning 'To prevent accidental data loss, No settings will be reset.'
   $key | % {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$Checksum = '243cf8cf7d2480df6fb8f093d10df8caa01f1c3b4f59aefc6b13d06a66df278b'

# Poke/prime the CDN before download
$null = Get-WebHeaders -url 'https://www.venea.net/cdn/push/nettraffic'

# The push/pull method for this CDN does not work for Get-ChocolateyWebFile
$Destination = "$env:Temp\$env:ChocolateyPackageName\$env:ChocolateyPackageName $env:ChocolateyPackageVersion.zip"
$DownArgs = @{
   url            = 'https://www.venea.net/cdn/pull/nettraffic'
   filename       = $Destination
Get-Webfile @DownArgs 

# Stop the script if running as part of Automatic Updates to prevent install
if ($MyInvocation.scriptname -match '\\au\\') { throw "au_break: $Destination" }

Get-ChecksumValid -File $Destination -Checksum $Checksum -ChecksumType 'sha256'

$UnzipArgs = @{
   FileFullPath = $Destination
   Destination  = Split-Path $Destination
   PackageName  = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
Get-ChocolateyUnzip @UnzipArgs

$InstallArgs = @{
   packageName    = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
   fileType       = 'EXE'
   file           = (Get-ChildItem $UnzipArgs.Destination -filter '*.exe').fullname
   validExitCodes = @(0)

$pp = Get-PackageParameters
if ($pp['Launch']) { $L = '1' } Else { $L = 0 }
$InstallArgs.add('silentArgs',"/S /AUTORUN=0 /Launch=$L")
Install-ChocolateyInstallPackage @InstallArgs 

if (Get-OSArchitectureWidth -compare 64) {
   $Fx = ' (x86)'
   $Rx = '\WOW6432Node'
} else {$Fx = $Rx = ''}

# Make NetTraffic a system-wide install.  
Write-Debug 'Moving uninstall registry key from user to machine.'
$UserUninstall = 'HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\NetTraffic'
$SystemUninstall = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE$Rx\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\"
Copy-Item -Path $UserUninstall -Destination $SystemUninstall -Recurse
Remove-Item -Path $UserUninstall -Recurse

Write-Debug 'Moving Start Menu shortcuts from user to all users.'
$UserSM = "$env:USERPROFILE\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\NetTraffic"
$AllUSM = "$env:ProgramData\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\"
Copy-Item -Path $UserSM -Destination $AllUSM -Recurse -Force
Remove-Item -Path $UserSM -Recurse

If (!$pp['AutoRun']) { 
   $RegItem = @{
      Path  = "HKLM:\SOFTWARE$Rx\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run"
      Name  = 'NetTraffic'
      Value = "C:\Program Files$Fx\NetTraffic\NetTraffic.exe"
      Force = $true
   $null = New-ItemProperty @RegItem

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName   = $env:ChocolateyPackageName
  softwareName  = 'NetTraffic*'
  fileType      = 'EXE'
  silentArgs   = '/S /DELDATA=0'
  validExitCodes= @(0)

[array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $packageArgs['softwareName']

if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
   $packageArgs['file'] = "$($key[0].UninstallString)"
   Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
   if (Get-OSArchitectureWidth -compare 64) { 
      $RegPath = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\WOW6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run' 
   } else {
      $RegPath = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run'
   if (Get-ItemProperty $RegPath -name 'nettraffic' -ea silentlycontinue) {
      $null = Remove-ItemProperty -Path $RegPath -Name 'NetTraffic' -force
} elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
  Write-Warning "$env:ChocolateyPackageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
} elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
  Write-Warning "$($key.Count) matches found!"
  Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
  Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
  $key | ForEach-Object {Write-Warning "- $($_.DisplayName)"}

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Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
NetTraffic (Install) 1.68.2 80 Saturday, August 5, 2023 Approved
NetTraffic (Install) 1.66.8 172 Saturday, July 1, 2023 Approved
NetTraffic (Install) 1.66.2 642 Sunday, June 13, 2021 Approved
NetTraffic (Install) 1.66.1 283 Tuesday, October 27, 2020 Approved

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