Internet Maniac is a very useful pack of network utilities that let you perform a number of actions or get information on a specific IP.
The interface is just minimal and provides direct access to the built-in tools, which include host lookup, ping, traceroute, time, finger and whois.
As you can find out just by reading their names, most of these utilities are pretty easy to use and they require nothing more than the hostname or the IP address.
Of course, each of the aforementioned tools include minimum configuration options and although you don't have to be an expert computer user, you still need a bit knowledge to use them with ease. For instance, the “Port Listener” prompts you to choose the port type, which can be either UDP or TCP, and the port to listen to.
The “Scanner”, a tool specifically developed to scan a target host or a domain, requires the user to write down port range and connection timeout, after which he/she only needs to press the “Scan” button.
As you can see, everything's pretty easy to use, so Internet Maniac can be safely installed by beginners and more experienced users alike, without the need for checking the available help manual.
Another good thing about the application is that all built-in tools run very fine on all Windows versions and doesn't require administrator privileges on Windows 7.
All in all, Internet Maniac comprise a handy pack of network tools useful not only to beginners, but also to more advanced users who wish to perform simple tasks quick and easy.