"A very fast and small IP scanner."
IP scanning tools are most commonly used by network administrator in their management of a network. In spite of this, casual users can have a lot of fun too by using these tools. Angry IP Scanner is such a tool, and really – what a cute name! IP addresses are pinged to see if they are alive. All this is done by interacting with a modern interface, not the old DOS look provided by the classic Windows Command Prompt (cmd). Let’s find out more about Angry IP Scanner in our review. Let’s kick it off!
You should be pleased to know that Angry IP Scanner is a lightweight tool and as a result, it boasts a fast and smooth installation process. In a couple of minutes you will be up and running! It is a freeware software product and works on all the available versions of the Windows operating system. Note that it doesn’t come with adware or other programs bundled with it.
The interface of Angry IP Scanner is simple, clean and very functional. There aren't bells and whistles here, just sheer functionality. You are provided with a main window where you have the ability to ping other PC’s and scan ports. The straightforward interface fabric is great and works like a charm. Furthermore, the intuitive element in its interface will be a delight for novice users.
A slow and tired way of pinging other PC’s is by using the traditional feature provided by Window through the cmd feature. In addition, recording the information displayed on the screen is not as easy to copy for novice users. Angry IP Scanner is a convenient and fast way that will save you a lot of time for this process. It is powerful as well as easy to use and it gives all of the NetBIOS info you need. Angry IP Scanner is both an IP scanner and a port scanner. After pinging an address, you have the possibility of resolving its hostname as well as determine the MAC address and scan any ports you like. Separate threads for each scanned address are used by Angry IP Scanner in order to reduce the scanning speed. NetBIOS information such as the computer’s workgroup, name, currently logged user and MAC address. You can save to CSV, TXT, HTML and XML the scanning results. Being a free and open source tool, the functionality of Angry IP Scanner can be greatly increased through plugins. Network administrators will be certainly delighted by Angry IP Scanner as it offers a fast and efficient method of keeping tabs on a network.
A minor annoyance is the fact that the support page for writing plugins is a little weak. Besides this, there are no cons we can speak of.
Alternatives to Angry IP Scanner include the following tools: Nmap, Softperfect Network Scanner, Zenmap, Advanced IP Scanner, VisualRoute Lite and many more. Nmap is a very good solution for Linux users.
All in all, Angry IP Scanner is a very good IP and port scanning tool. Boasting a basic yet functional interface and lots of other useful features, Angry IP Scanner is certainly worth checking out.
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