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What percent of users and experts removed it?
6% remove it94% keep it
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Global Rank #28,972
United States Rank #28,071
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1.4.3 100.00%

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Wireshark 1.4.3

What is Wireshark?

Wireshark is a free and open-source packet analyzer. It is used for network troubleshooting, analysis, software and communications protocol development, and education. Wireshark allows the user to put network interface controllers that support promiscuous mode into that mode, in order to see all traffic visible on that interface, not just traffic addressed to one of the interface's configured addresses and broadcast/multicast traffic. Capturing raw network traffic from an interface requires elevated privileges on some platforms.

About  (from The Wireshark developer community)

Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer, and is the standard in many industries. It is the continuation of a project that started in 1998. Hundreds of developers around the world have contributed to it, and it is still under active development. It is cross-platform, features both GUI and CLI interfa...  Read more


The main program executable is wireshark.exe. The software installer includes 57 files and is usually about 74.62 MB (78,240,251 bytes). The program uses the GLib GNOME library.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.wireshark.org
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\wireshark
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Wireshark\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 74.62 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Wireshark 1.4.3

Program executable:wireshark.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\wireshark\wireshark.exe
Additional files:
  • libwireshark.dll - Wireshark (Wireshark dissector library)
  • libwsutil.dll - Wireshark utility library
  • text2pcap.exe - Text2pcap
  • wiretap-0.3.1.dll - Wireshark capture file library
  • capinfos.exe - Capinfos
  • mergecap.exe - Mergecap
  • rawshark.exe - Rawshark
  • dumpcap.exe - Dumpcap
  • editcap.exe - Editcap
  • tshark.exe - TShark
  • lua5.1.dll (by Lua.org) - Lua - The Programming Language (Lua Language Run Time)
  • libgpg-error-0.dll (by g10 Code GmbH) - libgpg-error (libgpg-error - Common error codes)
  • libpangowin32-1.0-0.dll (by Red Hat Software) - PangoWin32
  • libgcrypt-11.dll (by g10 Code GmbH) - libgcrypt (Libgcrypt - The GNU Crypto Library)
  • libpangoft2-1.0-0.dll (by Red Hat Software) - PangoFT2
  • libpango-1.0-0.dll - Pango
  • libgdk_pixbuf-2.0-0.dll (by The GTK developer community) - GTK+ (GIMP Toolkit)
  • libgdk-win32-2.0-0.dll (by The GTK developer community) - GIMP Drawing Kit
  • libglib-2.0-0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GLib
  • libgmodule-2.0-0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GModule
  • libgobject-2.0-0.dll - GObject
  • libgthread-2.0-0.dll - GThread
  • libgtk-win32-2.0-0.dll
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)
  • libatk-1.0-0.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - atk
  • libcairo-2.dll
  • libcares-2.dll
  • libexpat-1.dll
  • libfontconfig-1.dll
  • libgio-2.0-0.dll
  • libgnutls-26.dll
  • libgnutls-extra-26.dll
  • libgnutls-openssl-26.dll
  • libintl-8.dll
  • libpangocairo-1.0-0.dll
  • libpng14-14.dll
  • libtasn1-3.dll
  • uninstall.exe

How do I remove Wireshark?

Quickly and completely remove Wireshark 1.4.3 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Wireshark from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Wireshark 1.4.3, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Wireshark.

Win 7 (SP1) 65%
Win Server 2003 1%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 75.00%
Windows XP 18.75%
Windows Vista 2.50%
Windows 8 2.50%
Windows Server 2003 1.25%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 28.21%
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.36%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.95%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.67%
Windows 7 Enterprise 5.13%
Microsoft Windows Server ... 1.28%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.16%
  France 12.09%
  Germany 5.49%
  MA 4.40%
  Netherlands 4.40%
  Canada 3.30%
  United Kingdom 3.30%
  Italy 3.30%
  Japan 2.20%
  Malaysia 2.20%
  Taiwan 2.20%
  AL 1.10%
  Australia 1.10%
  BN 1.10%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 36.67%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Acer 10.00%
Lenovo 8.33%
Intel 6.67%
Sahara 3.33%
Compaq 1.67%
American Megatrends 1.67%
Common models
Dell Inspiron 1545 2.90%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 2.90%
TriGem Computer NETHERLAN... 1.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite L755 1.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite L550 1.45%
TOSHIBA Satellite L505 1.45%

About (from The Wireshark developer community)

Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer. It lets you capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network.
Publisher URL: www.wireshark.org


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