Unless you are the only one using the Internet, chances are that you experienced the frustrating dirge of sharing the bandwidth at least once. And even if you are enjoying all the bandwidth, sometimes it feels like things tend to get slow all of a sudden when you open an app. NetLimiter is a specialized tool that can help you deal with both of these irritating issues.

The setup is a quick and uneventful operation that does not require any special attention on your part. The app comes with a clean interface that is split into two main sections, one that displays the running apps and services to the left and a right panel where you can learn more details, review history, overview the rules or simply take the necessary actions.

A nice and handy feature is the traffic monitoring that lets you check out the real-time uploading and downloading activity of anything connected to the Internet. In case you notice a particular connection draining all your bandwidth, you can either set a threshold limit or simply kill it.

In addition to the real-time traffic, the program provides statistics from data collected over time, which may come in handy for detecting malware, spyware and other unwanted services feeding on your connection. This is where the Blocker feature of the tool may come in handy.

As the name suggests, Blocker acts like a firewall and enables you to manage the apps and features that can connect to the Internet. In fact, the application comes with a complex filters and rules system where you can customize the behavior of any service or program. Moreover, thanks to the Quota feature, you can set a limit for apps and they get automatically blocked once they reach the threshold.

In the eventuality that you want to manage which programs connect to the Internet, block or control traffic in your household or office or simply determine how much bandwidth the running processes use, then perhaps you can consider giving NetLimiter a try.