Version: 2.29   Filesize: 0.2MB

  • Freeware
  • In English
  • Scanned
  • 3.09

SmartSniff is a TCP/IP packet capture and network monitoring application that lets you view captured data sequences of conversation between servers and clients and TCP/IP packets that flow through your network adapter. You can observe these conversations through ASCII mode (made for text-based protocols like SMTP, HTTP, POP3, and FTP) or as a hex dump meant for non-text base protocols like DNS. 

If you have WinPcap already installed on your PC, and considering using the Microsoft Network Monitor Driver method, it is advised to run SmartSniff with /NoCapDriver, otherwise Microsoft Network Driver Method may not function properly when WinPcap is running at the same time.

Features of SmartSniff

Easy to use
SmartSniff makes it easier for users to identify the network behavior of a faulty application or a network device. There are often when the computer starts showing suspicious behavior and user want to know what is going on in their network and SmartSniff does a great job in displaying every kind of activity that’s been operating without the user’s knowledge.

Standalone application
This TCP/IP packet capture program is a standalone app, meaning you can run its executable on any machine without installing the tool. SmartSniff holds many great benefits, especially when you have to manage multiple subnets. All the user has to do is connect by ROD to a system in this subnet, run SmartSniff, quite convenient, isn’t it?

Real-time display
Using this tool, you can easily monitor the captured packet in real-time and is useful if you’re testing a new program since you can immediately notice the network traffic when you make changes to its configuration. SmartSniff even notices little attention to details like the count of packets of the same type, the same port, and IP addresses and displays them in one row. You can get a much efficient synopsis of the network traffic without requiring you to configure a filter to get the information you need.

Raw socket support
Although it is common knowledge that to use most packet sniffers, WinPcap is the mandatory driver that you need to install to capture the network packets using sniffers and bypassing the protocol stack. SmartSniff is different as it can perform its function even without WinPcap in most cases.

Steps to download and install SmartSniff

  • 1.  To download SmartSniff, click on the green download button on upper right side
  • 2.  You’ll be sent to an external website to complete the downloading of SmartSniff
  • 3.  Find the .exe file of the software in the download folder where the file is saved.
  • 4.  Double click on the setup file of the program and follow the installation instructions.
  • 5.  After installation, you can start SmartSniff using the desktop icon or start menu.


  • Capture and Display filters
  • Live mode
  • Standalone program


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App Name: SmartSniff

License: Freeware

OS: Windows XP / Vista / Windows 7 / Windows 8 / Windows 10

Latest Version: V2.29

Latest Update: 2021-02-26

Developer: Nir Sofer

User Rating: 3.09

Category: File Transfer and Networking