SmartSniff v2.27

billon on 6 Mar 2017
  • 135KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 6 Mar 2017
  • Suggested by milentechie

SmartSniff is a network analysis/dignostic tool that allows you to capture TCP/IP packets that pass through your network adapter. You can view the captured data as sequence of conversations between clients and servers in ASCII mode (for text-based protocols, like HTTP, SMTP, POP3 and FTP) or as hex dump (for non text-based protocols, like DNS).

On Win2K or above, SmartSniff is able to capture TCP/IP packets using raw sockets. This method has some limitations and problems, but it does not require any additional installation. A better way to capture TCP/IP packets is to install the open-source WinPcap capture driver, functional on Windows 98 and later.

System Requirements: Win98 / WinME / WinNT / Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7 / Win8 / Win10
Writes settings to: Application folder
Dependencies: Administrator rights
Stealth: ? Yes
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch smsniff.exe.

Optionally, add IPToCountry.csv in the same directory as SmartSniff to show the Country of origin for each IP address.
What's new?
  • Fixed the lower pane to switch focus when pressing tab key.

16 comments on SmartSniff  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

Roddersg 2006-07-20 07:47

Instead of using WinPCap and having it on your computer (making it non-Portable) try the applications from it is a port of Ethereal, nMap, TCPDump etc without using the WinPCap library and is truly portable.

raphael 2006-12-05 04:29

Yeah tell'm Roddersg..., at the risk of having several day's without new apps I would suggest a better screening method, so quality might improve. At this moment I'm getting tired of all the lameware showing up. How about implementing a sort of voting system that will remove apps that come below 0.

El Mustachio 2006-12-05 12:49

rapheal.. this software is not "lameware".. I use it all the time so does many of my coleages. apps that become below 0 are ones that are malware, adware and spyware.

i wish we could vote who could post online.. to avoid ridiculous claims, and simply stupid statements.

oh and one more thing this is Andrews website he can post whatever he wants.

El Mustachio 2006-12-05 12:55

felt like i blew smoke out of my own ass.. No offence raphael..

guwapo 2007-01-03 00:34

its free, if u don't like - just delete it.

roddersg link is dead - and using smartsniff without wincap works fine for me.

doober 2007-12-19 06:24 has Packetstuff. It appears to be truly portable but the tools included are old.

linuxamp 2007-12-20 21:29

Wireshark (ethereal) now distributes a "portableapps" version

I'll also submit this to the forum.

v0.99.7 direct download:

chaneu 2008-01-27 14:11

linuxamp, the "portableapps" version is not truly portable, because the first time launched it install WinPCap

dpsf 2008-05-13 20:59

SmartSniff has 3 different capture mechanisms: Raw sockets,
WinPcap, and the MS Network Monitor Driver.

Rob 2009-03-06 03:20

I have been using smartsniff for some time now and I find it very reliable and useful! So from me a thumbs up, definitely no lameware nor malware. OK not as portable as a standalone application, still can be used without WinPCAP as indicated by DPSF thereby portable usage is possible! Export is also re-usable (when you now how to read it, thanks to the designer for supplying me with the requied information)!

Psytechnic 2009-12-29 17:08

chaneu, some info for you:

PortableFreeware excels in the number of available apps being that it has no input on the application development, it simply catalogues them and will catalogue freeware and open-source without discretion.

PortableApps work on open-source much more and there is a tighter regulation on releases. All apps from PortableApps have a 'app_portable.exe' NSIS script created executable frontloader with instructions for registry handling and application information disposal and being that they are the creators of the released portable versions, they can offer support on any issues of portability.

Although WinPCap is installed on launch of Wireshark Portable, it is uninstalled and cleaned up after the program closes. This is the purpose of the 'app_portable.exe' launcher, made by the PortableApps developers.

I am not a PortableApps developer or even an advocate, I am simply a guy who knows what the hell is going on in the programs I use. If you don't know about portability, don't comment on it.

Kermode 2010-03-14 23:38


A portable program is one that can run without having to install anything. If wireshark needs to install something its not portable.

Zadadka 2010-03-17 18:06

@Kermode : Portability describes the ability to carry and run an application from (eg) a USB stick, if necessary sharing Host resources. You are confused between that and Standalone applications.

SnowStorm 2011-02-04 21:22

There is a more recent version of Wireshark (portable)

Kermode 2011-08-30 23:14

No I'm not - a portable program is one that doesn't install files.

It still isn't portable since it wants to install WinPCap


bzl333 2013-03-13 02:53

@kermode - it works on raw sockets in winXP SP3, so it is portable for some users at least.


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