Dude, is this wired or wireless? Also, by reading this thread sounds like you want to know how to sniff network traffic
I did some research on network monitoring and there are plenty of network monitoring software available, which only adds to my paranoia. (ex. Give Me Too)
If you want to prevent your network traffic from getting 'sniffed/captured' you don't need to know the programs that actually do the capturing.
What i want to know is if there is anything i can do to detect and or prevent those services.
Use TOR & Privoxy & Vidalia. for encrypting your own network traffic. Tor uses SSL to encrypt data
, so you don't have to worry about script kiddies capturing your clear-text data like some protocols.