DU Meter is an Internet usage monitor for your Windows PC

DU Meter

DU Meter

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  • Latest Version

    DU Meter 8.05 LATEST

  • Review by

    Daniel Leblanc

  • Operating System

    Windows 7 / Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 / Windows 8 64 / Windows 10 / Windows 10 64 / Windows 11

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  • Author / Product

    Hagel Technologies / External Link

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DU Meter is an Internet usage monitor for your desktop computer. It shows real-time graphs and can create reports and alerts based on your downloads and uploads. Monitor your Internet connection and accurately meter network traffic with DU Meter for Windows PC. This DU Meter download is fully functional and can be used for 30 days for free. If you would like to keep it after 30 days, you will need to get a license.  The app provides an accurate account of the data which is flowing through your computer's network connection. This real-time readout is presented in both numerical and graphical format.

Get a grip on your network traffic
Have you ever found yourself wondering why some downloads seem to take an eternity to complete, or why your e-mail program seems to be stuck in the middle of e-mail retrieval. Is it really hanging, or maybe it's just downloading a large e-mail attachment? The app provides the answer to these and other mysteries, and can also alert you of dangerous or unexpected network activity. Watching your data transfer rates can be very enlightening no matter what you do online, and you'll soon be wondering how you managed without the software before.

DU Meter for parents and business managers
If you have teenage children or if you own or manage a small business, you already know how hard it is to enforce certain rules for network usage, while respecting a child's or employee's privacy. If you install the tool on your child's or employee's computer, you can configure it to report back to you via email when monthly or weekly network traffic exceeds a certain threshold. The app will let you know if someone is breaking your rules (For example using peer-to-peer software to share films and music). Since DU Meter 5, the software can even prevent any further Internet connectivity once the alert condition has been met, without any user intervention.

Is your “unlimited” Internet really unlimited?
Many Internet users believe their "unlimited" account lets them surf the Internet, send large email attachments, and download as many movies and songs as they choose. However, it is well documented by the media that many Internet Service Providers, both in the U.S. and elsewhere, do in fact set definite usage limits, even though they may advertise to the contrary. Some will take drastic measures like termination of an account without any advance warning if these limits are exceeded. The app can create detailed reports of the total network traffic volume on your computer and can alert you if certain limits are surpassed. If you have teenage children or if you own or manage a business, DUMeter can be especially useful for you to you too.

Features and Highlights
  • Provides clear graphical and/or numerical display
  • Logging facility with export to many different file formats, including Excel and HTML
  • Permits close supervision of uploads and downloads
  • Works with Dial-Up, ISDN, Cable Modem, ADSL, Ethernet cards, and more
  • Option to select a specific network interface
  • Requires minimal screen real estate and system resources
  • Simple installation
  • Involves no changes to your Windows system files
  • Configurable to load with Windows
  • Auto-hide feature minimizes the meter to the system tray in the absence of network activity
  • Readout in either kB/sec (kilobytes per second) or kbps (kilobits per second)
  • Scalable to your own modem download capabilities
  • Option to view readout in moment-to-moment or average values
  • Option to notify user or disconnect from the Internet automatically when network activity drops below a certain level
  • Useful stopwatch to accurately time downloads and report the average transfer rates
Note: 30 days trial version.

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What's new in this version:

DU Meter 8.05
- DU Meter Mini-mode window in "always on top" mode is no longer placed below the Windows taskbar
- Better support for Windows 11
- The experimental Taskbar band-like mode has been removed: this was never a supported feature in Windows 11, we recommend using third-party tools like StartAllBack to restore the Windows 10-style Taskbar
- Installer improvements; the installation on unsupported operating systems is now blocked
- Several smaller bug fixes and improvements

DU Meter 8.01
- Windows 11 is now a supported operating system for DU Meter
- Windows Server 2022 and 2019 are now supported as well
- Support for high-DPI displays (4K resolution and larger)
- Support for multiple displays with varying DPI configurations (when the window scaling is not the same across all displays)
- Support for dark and light color schemes, including auto-switching when Windows configuration is changed
- Fixes to taskbar band on Windows 10 to support the light color scheme
- Restyling of DU Meter window to better align with Windows 10 and 11 styles
- New dark and light color schemes to better match Windows 10 and 11 color schemes
- Fix to click-through mode when the high-contrast mode is enabled
- Experimental support for Taskbar band-like mode on Windows 11: Since Microsoft has completely removed Taskbar bands support in Windows 11, it's impossible to achieve full parity with Windows 10 for this feature
- Numerous smaller bug fixes and improvements

DU Meter 7.30
- Improvement: Added a menu option to select current tab from the tray icon pop-up menu. This option is enabled only when click-through mode is active, as it's most useful in the click-through mode.
- Improvement: DU Meter window is no longer shown on an Alt-Tab list of windows
- Fixed: click-through mode was incompatible with, and could not be enabled while in High-Contrast color mode
- Miscellaneous minor fixes to localization and translation

DU Meter 7.24
- A potential privilege escalation vulnerability has been discovered in DU Meter. This vulnerability is not exploitable if the Windows file system permissions are left at their defaults, but we suggest all current users of DU Meter 6.x and 7.x to upgrade to version 7.24 as soon as possible just as a precaution. In order to exploit this vulnerability, an attacker needs write permissions on a drive where DU Meter is installed, so no remote exploitation is possible.
- Improvements to DU Meter uninstallation procedure. Uninstalling and installing again in a different location could fail with "data is stale" error because DU Meter driver file location wasn't updated properly. This update addresses this issue; if your DU Meter is still not working, we recommend uninstalling and re-installing it again (as the new uninstall process will remove old driver registration data properly now).

DU Meter 7.22
- This update moves DU Meter database file to a new location, to better support Windows 10 updates, which unfortunately do not copy DU Meter database file during the update process.
- We recommend to update DU Meter prior to upgrading to Windows 10 Creators Update, in which case Windows update won't tamper with DU Meter files at all, but even if you have already updated your Windows, this DU Meter update will find your previous data file (as long as you still have the Windows.OLD directory) and merge all the data.

DU Meter 7.20
- Windows 10 compatibility is improved: since Windows 10 Anniversary Update, only Microsoft-signed drivers are accepted on fresh installs of Windows 10, if Secure Boot is enabled. DU Meter 7.20 includes such Microsoft-signed drivers, and thus the issue of DU Meter not working on fresh installs of Windows 10 is resolved.
- DU Meter works on Windows Server 2016. Windows Server 2016 GA release currently accepts "attestation-signed" device drivers, even in Secure Boot mode (same as Windows 10). There is very little information available about the actual Microsoft policy for device driver signing on this platform. Although DU Meter works fine on Windows 2016 right now, we'll monitor the situation closely and issue an update if/when required.
- No changes in Windows 7, 8, 8.1, Windows Server 2008 and Windows Server 2012 support: these operating systems are supported as long as all Windows updates are installed.
- Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003 are no longer supported. There are certain changes in the way DU Meter files are digitally signed, which were necessary to fully support Windows 10 Anniversary Update and Windows Server 2016, and these changes are potentially incompatible with Windows Vista and Windows Server 2003 (it depends on installed service packs and other patches). While DU Meter might still run OK there, we no longer offer support or test DU Meter on these older versions of Windows.

DU Meter 7.11
- This release addresses several rare issues with outgoing traffic monitoring, and has an improved installer for better compatibility with Windows 10. Several cosmetic and localization issues were addressed as well. If you have already bought DU Meter 7 license, this update is free, and can be installed on top of your currently installed version. No need to uninstall