Advanced Port Scanner
Advanced Port Scanner is a freeware tool supposed to help users scan a configured port range on any Windows workstation.
The program impresses mostly thanks to its intuitive look and, although it's not quite the kind of app addressed to beginners, it still makes everything very easy to use.
The main window prompts users to input the scan target, which can be either a single IP or an entire range. The same rule applies to ports as well, only that Advanced Port Scanner comes with a default port list that includes the common entries used by Windows.
One of the good things about Advanced Port Scanner is that it relies on a multi-threaded engine, which means it can take full advantage of a powerful computer and complete the scanning process faster.
A configuration screen is also available, boasting some more advanced options, including the maximum threads and port scan timeout, as well as threads priority and a separate option for pinging computers before scanning.
Each scanned machine is then displayed right in the main window in a dedicated panel, along with information regarding the scanned, opened and closed ports.
As you can see, Advanced Port Scanner isn't such a difficult to use program, so beginners could give it a try as well. It also comprises a decent help manual with basic information on the available features.
So overall, Advanced Port Scanner is yet another port scanner that provides a fast engine and an easy to use interface. It also sports results exporting and a simple wizard to set up a new scan.