What's new in DU Meter?

Upgrading from version 6? Read about the most important new features in version 7 first!

August 3, 2015 :: DU Meter 7.09 has been released.

This is a bug-fixing release due to an issue discovered with a backup/restore feature of DU Meter. If you use, or plan to use this feature in DU Meter 7.x, upgrade is strongly recommended.

Fixes and improvements in this release:

  • Fixed an issue with incomplete or corrupted backups created by DU Meter's backup feature.
  • Improvements in Chinese, French, Polish, Portuguese and Russian translations.
  • Fixed lock-ups in DU Meter upon resume from computer suspend mode.

July 6, 2015 :: DU Meter 7.08 has been released.

The focus of this release is primarily on fixing issues discovered after version 7.0 has been released. 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.

Fixes and improvements in this release:

  • Current tab (Internet/LAN/Programs) was not remembered across DU Meter restarts for some users - fixed.
  • Reports and totals filter (by Wi-Fi network) was not working for some users - fixed.
  • Some IPv6 LAN traffic was misidentified as Internet in per-program traffic accounting - fixed.
  • Chart labels were not visible in the DU Meter network traffic alert window - fixed.
  • Fixed "Critical stop" sound on Windows shutdown.
  • Tray icon is now properly removed on Windows 8 upon DU Meter exit.
  • Removed 1/2 second delay during DU Meter window opening.
  • Added Internet/LAN network traffic view selection from the taskbar deskband pop-up menu.
  • Better support for high-contrast visual themes and other accessibility updates.
  • Better support of very high-res (4K) displays.
  • Better support of custom Windows themes and Windows Server 2012 in taskbar deskband.
  • DU Meter window show/hide animation is now enabled or disabled per Windows settings.
  • Localization and translation updates.
  • Other small performance tweaks and improvements.

May 25, 2015 :: DU Meter 7.06 has been released.

This hotfix resolves several issues discovered in DU Meter v7.04. If you are currently using version 7.04, please close all DU Meter windows before updating.

May 22, 2015 :: DU Meter 7.04 has been released.

This major new release contains many new features and is fully compatible with the upcoming Windows 10. If you bought your DU Meter license in November 2014 or earlier, you need to purchase a license upgrade. Please see DU Meter upgrade policy for more information.

Most important new features in DU Meter 7.0

  • Simultaneous monitoring of Internet and LAN traffic has been added. You can now seamlessly switch from seeing only Internet network traffic to LAN and vice versa with just one mouse click.
  • DU Meter now sports per-application traffic monitoring! Ever wondered which application is using up all your network bandwidth? Guess no more: switch to the new per-application traffic monitoring tab in DU Meter and instantly see what's going on.
  • Network Connections now shows accumulated per-connection and per-application traffic totals, while discriminating between Internet and LAN network traffic (DU Meter exclusive!).
  • Wi-Fi signal monitoring is now available! From now on, a sudden change in network throughput can easily be correlated with Wi-Fi signal quality changes. See if improving your Wi-Fi reception can in fact improve your Internet experience.
  • Much improved DU Meter main window: tabs to easily switch between new traffic monitoring modes, new color scheme for better blend with Windows 8 and Windows 10, new Metro look, snap-to-screen-edges borders, and more.
  • Accessibility improvements for visually impaired users: DU Meter now fully respects and supports Windows high-contrast mode, and fonts and font sizes can be changed in Options.
  • Full Windows 10 and Windows Server 2016 support. We have extensively tested DU Meter with the current pre-release version of Windows 10, resolved numerous issues and made sure it works perfectly. If any updates are required when Windows 10 is finally released, these updates will be free for registered DU Meter 7 users.
  • Security (SSL) and Database (SQLite) components in DU Meter have been updated to improve compatibility and security.
  • Many, many issues were fixed in DU Meter, both serious and purely cosmetic. DU Meter has been rigorously tested in diverse networking environments to make sure it is fully compatible with all networking equipment imaginable: from dial-up modems to 10 Gigabit network cards.
  • Thanks to our users, many issues were fixed in DU Meter translations. All translations have been updated, and two new languages are introduced in this release: Chinese and Hungarian.

Upgrade Policy

If you bought a DU Meter license later than December 1st, 2014, your serial number will be accepted by DU Meter 7. Otherwise you need to buy an upgrade, and you're entitled to a 50% discount from our current DU Meter price. To upgrade from any previous version of DU Meter, it is sufficient to simply install the latest version on top of the previous one, without uninstalling. DU Meter will import accumulated statistics and retain user options.

Known issues and limitations

  • DU Meter no longer supports Windows XP.
  • Certain strings are not fully translated to all languages in DU Meter user interface. If you stumble upon such an issue, and have a couple of minutes to spare, we humbly ask you to submit a proper translation to us via our translation web-service. We will release a minor version update as soon as this issue is resolved.

DU Meter 6.x updates history is also available for your reference.

No-nonsense upgrade policy

If you already have DU Meter 7.x license, all 7.x version upgrades are free. If you bought a DU Meter 6.x license later than December 1st, 2014, your serial number will be accepted by DU Meter 7. Otherwise you need to buy an upgrade, and you're entitled to a 50% discount from our current DU Meter price.

For more information, please visit the DU Meter upgrade web page.

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