I am looking for a specific tool for win7. I am desiring a program that is much like a firewall, using the drivers in the same way that a firewall would, to monitor net activity. As an example, older firewalls used to give a grid type display of what process was holding what open. Programs like tcpview and currports can do this, but not all of them handle UDP endpoint mapping and they all produce effects on the network system - that is they are querying counters like netstat does or are in fact using netstat. I do not want this. I have tried every free firewall I can find to use on win7. I don't want a HIPS or any other super duper firewall suite effect. I don't mind using a firewall as long as you can allow all traffic (no rules basically), still see the status in a technical/usable way (very concise view of active connections laid out with enough data for research/experimentation, not just "port is open"), and you can turn it off when not needed. (I mean shut services down, etc). I also don't want to spend an hour RTFM to figure out how to disable all the super duper security features. Anyone who has used Outpost v1 would know the type of UI I desire. Just give me maximum real estate to show something like what tcpview does, but with a driver so that the performance levels are maintained. I know I am asking for something that does not exist, and I may have to make concessions. I have neutered the firewalls I tried to simply allow anything, but thier status displays are so small or just not providing the data I want. I have built my own tools which do what I want, but they all query the counters and this imposes a performance hit. I don't know how to build firewall type drivers or I would. I played with windows firewall a bit, but it just doesn't give any realtime status. Using a script or filter to parse out the log file is ok, but I was hoping for something real time. Anyone got any ideas? Sul.