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SoftPerfect Network Scanner

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 11/1/2016.

Note: This package supersedes the netscan32 and netscan64 packages. You should consider uninstalling the deprecated packages to prevent any confusion.

SoftPerfect Network Scanner is a free multi-threaded IPv4/IPv6 scanner with a modern interface and many advanced features. It is intended for both system administrators and general users interested in computer security. The program pings computers, scans for listening TCP/UDP ports and discovers shared folders, including system and hidden ones.

In addition, it can retrieve practically any information about network computers via WMI, SNMP, HTTP, NetBios and has a bunch of other features. It can also resolve host names and auto-detect the local and external IP address range. To assist with network administration, it supports remote shutdown and Wake-On-LAN.

To install SoftPerfect Network Scanner, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install netscan

To upgrade SoftPerfect Network Scanner, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade netscan


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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • SoftPerfect


2000–2016 SoftPerfect, Australia


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
SoftPerfect Network Scanner (Install) 6.2.1 391 Wednesday, October 26, 2016 approved
SoftPerfect Network Scanner 6.2 525 Sunday, October 16, 2016 approved
SoftPerfect Network Scanner 6.1.9 296 Wednesday, October 12, 2016 approved
SoftPerfect Network Scanner 6.1.7 649 Tuesday, May 31, 2016 approved
SoftPerfect Network Scanner 6.1.6 285 Monday, May 9, 2016 approved
SoftPerfect Network Scanner 6.1.5 362 Wednesday, April 13, 2016 approved
SoftPerfect Network Scanner 6.1.4 473 Thursday, March 31, 2016 approved

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