Packet Sniffing Software
MarkTaw.com suggested in an earlier thread to use oacket sniffing software to spot for spy ware.
If you want to stop spyware, my suggestion would be not to use a packet sniffer (which is complicated, and not as useful as it might sound at first unless you're really well versed in network protocols), but rather use a firewall that protects outbound as well as inbound. ZoneAlarm is one example of such a firewall.
Brad Wilson (dotnetguy.techieswithcats.com)
Ethereal has a Windows port that is easy to install.
Yup, just install a firewall, and set it up so that a dialog pops up every time an application wants to connect out. FWIW, I use Kerio Personal Firewall, free for personal use.
tcpdump works on windows.
The other suggestions work pretty well, but here's an easy, free GUI tool:
Ethereal. It's free and it works great. I use it all the time, I used it earlier today.
Local firewalls are operationally challenged. Sure, they intercept outgoing connections and compare to a white/prompt/black list etc.
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I would recommend ethereal, programs like Norton Internet Security and Zone Lab's ZoneAlarm as well the following URL:
another vote for ethereal, its easy to use and _very_ easy to install (as long as you follow the instructions :)
There's also an ActiveX Packet Sniffer around, callled PacketX.
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Another plug for Ethereal (anyone else notice, though, that the recent version seems a bit buggier with the new UI)?
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