Try this LINK for a list of various programs.
Regarding pinging:Open cmd prompt>ipconfig>enter
Ok i have a couple of questions to ask and appologise if in wrong forum!
I use AVG anti virus on my pc and spybot for spyware. As far as i am aware both do there jobs well and not had any problems yet, though this could be luck and a good knowledege on what kind of sites usually infect. What i wanted to ask was does sypbot also detect malware and phishing infections? if not does anyone know a good software (preferably free) that i can use? Never being hit with walware or phishing infections (that i know of) to date i dont know if what i run is protecting against such things.
Also i wanted to test my connections by pinging my modem. whats is the easiest way to do this?