Locate IP addresses on a Google map with IP Locator

IP addresses. Everyone on the internet has them, and everyone leaves them behind, whether its someone leaving a comment on a blog like this one, or someone leaving a few dozen SPAM comments, etc.

If you have someone’s IP address and would like to find out where it originates, Locate IP is a small, free program that can show you. It will place a location flag on a Google map and provides the typical Google map interactivity, such as zooming in and out, etc.

This software comes to you from the same author which brought us just-reviewed StartupEye. It is so simple that there’s not much to say about it, really, except that it does exactly what it purports to do. You can type in multiple IP addresses and then switch from one to the next, and the map will switch with you.

Check out that IP address in Arizona (in the screenshot above). That guy is responsible for large amounts of comment spam, which all gets filtered out by my WordPress antispam plugins. (And yes I did pixellate his IP in the screenshot cause I’m such a nice guy).

One strange thing, though, is that IP Locator seems to insist that the user type the IP address rather than paste it in. Also, it insist on the user clicking “ok” with the mouse rather than pressing enter.

Version tested: 1.0 (build 1.1)

Compatibility: Winall. Requires GeoLiteCityDB (which can be downloaded automatically by the program installer, or from a link on the author’s site).

Go to the program home page to download the latest version (1.3 megs).


 
 
 
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Samer Kurdi

Samer Kurdi

Has been reviewing software since 2006 when he started Freewaregenius.com
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  • zkam

    Looks like this app is only available to download from download.com. Since CNET started wrapping installers with crapware, I refuse to download from download.com. I have written the author using his “Support” link to inquire about an alternate download location.

    For more info about this CNET issue, see this article:
    http://blog.chron.com/techblog/2011/08/download-com-offers-crapware-with-that-program-you-wanted/

  • Paul

    Not a satisfactory answer but:
    Download the CNET installer into Sandboxie and run it from there, when you get to the option to install the actual program click on ‘Later’, this puts the program installer into the Sandbox. Delete the CNET crap from the sandbox and move the program installer to the hard drive, that way the only thing that comes into direct contact with the hard drive is the bit you want.

  • Lewis
  • Anonymous

    Anybody else having problems with access violation errors?

    • Samer

      @ Anonymous: access violation errors where? Please let me know, as I know my site has been acting weird lately, and I would apprecitate any information you might have.