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What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
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VersionDistribution 100.00%



Wireshark is a software program developed by Ixia. The setup package generally installs about 42 files. The program uses the GLib GNOME library. Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows XP and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 80% of users of Wireshark come from the United States, it is also popular in Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Wireshark-128\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{A5908BCD-79B0-49A8-ADFD-B16BBDC017FF}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by Wireshark

  • lua5.1.dll (by Lua.org) - Lua - The Programming Language (Lua Language Run Time)
  • comerr32.dll (by Massachusetts Institute of Technology) - COM_ERR - Common Error Handler for MIT Kerberos v5 / GSS distribution
  • k5sprt32.dll (by Massachusetts Institute of Technology) - Kerberos v5 support - internal support code for MIT Kerberos v5 /GSS distribution
  • libgpg-error-0.dll (by g10 Code GmbH) - libgpg-error (libgpg-error - Common error codes)
  • krb5_32.dll - Kerberos v5 - MIT GSS / Kerberos v5 distribution
  • libpangowin32-1.0-0.dll (by Red Hat Software) - PangoWin32
  • libgcrypt-11.dll (by g10 Code GmbH) - libgcrypt (Libgcrypt - The GNU Crypto Library)
  • libwireshark.dll (by The Wireshark developer community, http://www.wireshark.org/) - Wireshark (Wireshark dissector library)
  • libwsutil.dll (by The Wireshark developer community, http://www.wireshark.org/) - Wireshark utility library
  • text2pcap.exe (by The Wireshark developer community) - Text2pcap
  • capinfos.exe (by The Wireshark developer community) - Capinfos
  • libpangoft2-1.0-0.dll (by Red Hat Software) - PangoFT2
  • mergecap.exe - Mergecap
  • rawshark.exe - Rawshark
  • dumpcap.exe - Dumpcap
  • editcap.exe - Editcap
  • 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
  • libatk-1.0-0.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - atk
  • freetype6.dll
  • 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
  • libpangocairo-1.0-0.dll
  • libpng14-14.dll
  • libtasn1-3.dll
  • smi.dll

How do I remove Wireshark?

Quickly and completely remove Wireshark 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, 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 XP 50%
Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 50.00%
Windows 7 Professional 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

80.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 80.00%
  Canada 20.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 50.00%
Dell 50.00%


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