CountryTraceRoute v1.28

billon on 4 Feb 2017
  • 632KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 4 Feb 2017
  • Suggested by I am Baas

CountryTraceRoute helps to diagnose the path and delay of information across the internet. The program is similar to the command-line tracert but much faster. CountryTraceRoute also displays the country of the owner of every IP address found in the traceroute.

After the traceroute is completed, you can select all items (Ctrl+A) and then save them into csv/tab-delimited/html/xml file with 'Save Selected Items' option (Ctrl+S) or copy them to the clipboard (Ctrl+C) and then paste the result into Excel or other spreadsheet application.

System Requirements: Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Stealth: ? Yes
Unicode support: Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch CountryTraceRoute.exe.
What's new?
  • The hosted name/ip address is now displayed in the window title.

10 comments on CountryTraceRoute  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

__philippe 2014-03-05 08:35

Did, on Mon Mar 03, 2014 3:35 am, complete with tiny preamble (too inconspicuous, perhaps ?..;-)
"mostly cloned from CountryTraceRoute main entry comment section"




webfork 2014-03-05 02:53

philippe: Could you move that to forums? Seems like a better place for it.


__philippe 2014-03-03 12:04

Modified former forum topic generic pointer for one (hopefully) more focused.


__philippe 2014-03-03 10:54

CoutryTraceRoute v1.20 (02-MAR-2014)
Welcome CLI minor update (allows specifying target host address from the command line.)

Still waiting (im)patiently for a major CountryTraceRoute upgrade which will implement access to Maxmind revamped Geolite2 DB.

This evolution of MaxMind's current "GeoIP Legacy" DB, now supports IPv4 and IPv6 addresses, and includes a streamlined internal structure returning geographical data of refined precision (Geolite2 DB now using data)

For the inquisitive mind:



__philippe 2013-08-09 10:26

Nirsoft's CountryTraceRoute uses third-party DataBase to display Geographic location data. Maxmind's GeoLiteCity.dat.gz DB just got updated; get the recent free version here:

For a discussion about MaxMind DB, update frequency and other related tidbits, see here:



__philippe 2013-07-08 18:39

Thanks for the kind words and apt suggestion.
Traceroute utilities recommendations moved to pertinent forum topic :



Midas 2013-06-28 13:09

@__philippe: for better form and a wider audience, I'd advise you post your great recommendations at TPFC forum -- and as CountryTraceRoute lacks the customary forum topic link, I would suggest you post to, for instance...


__philippe 2013-06-28 09:11

Little-known freeware Traceroute utilities: vTrace and Trout

In the category of forgotten oldies-but-goodies, besides vTrace cited before, i would like to mention another real jewel: Robin Keir's tiny Trout traceroute.

Written circa 2000, this minuscule (33k) program is still running with aplomb 13 years later (under Win XP, at least), just as fast as Nirsoft's CountryTraceroute, and boasts a built-in Whois lookup to boot. Admittedly, it does lack Nirsoft Trace more polished user interface and nifty hosts name Geographical information lookup.

vTrace, on the other hand, fits more in the medium-weight category (1M), but offers multiple additional functions (usually restricted to commercial software), such as: Ping, Whois, DNS records, animated path tracing over geographic map, and, most notably, the elusive ASN number and network provider name look up.

Both well worth a try:




__philippe 2013-06-26 10:13

Among the four network utilities listed on PF board which include traceroute function (CountryTraceRoute | 3D Traceroute | Etoolz | HoverIP), the one I recommend is Nirsoft's CountryTraceRoute (for its small size, blinding fast execution, informative Geographic data displayed for each hop traversed).

However, 3D Traceroute has one distinctive feature not found in ANY other networking freeware anywhere (except for the little-known Vtrace from its traceroute will look up and display the ASN (Autonomous System) number for each hop traversed. (The ASN is used to identify each network provider along the trace.)

Wish Nirsoft would also integrate this capability into their excellent CountryTraceroute in future release.

Perhaps if enough current users show interest, Nir will oblige ?



Midas 2012-11-13 15:03

Looks like it'll be a must for the more security minded...


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