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1% remove it99% keep it
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Average installed length: 132.21 days


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Ethereal 0.99.0


Ethereal 0.99.0 is a software program developed by The Ethereal developer community. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The primary executable is named ethereal.exe. The setup package generally installs about 29 files and is usually about 52.24 MB (54,778,177 bytes). 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 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 39% of users of Ethereal come from the United States, it is also popular in France and Germany.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ethereal.com
Help link: mailto:[email protected]
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\ethereal
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Ethereal\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 52.24 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ethereal 0.99.0

Program executable:ethereal.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\ethereal\ethereal.exe
Additional files:
  • tethereal.exe - Tethereal
  • text2pcap.exe - Text2pcap
  • capinfos.exe - Capinfos
  • libethereal.dll - Ethereal (Ethereal dissector library)
  • mergecap.exe - Mergecap
  • wiretap-0.3.dll - Ethereal capture file library
  • dumpcap.exe - Dumpcap
  • editcap.exe - Editcap
  • adns_dll.dll (by Jgaa's Internet www.jgaa.com) - GNU adns (adns resolver library)
  • ethereal-setup-0.99.0.exe
  • iconv.dll (by Free Software Foundation) - libiconv: character set conversion library (LGPLed libiconv for Windows NT/2000/XP and Windows 95/98/ME)
  • intl.dll (by Free Software Foundation) - libintl: accessing NLS message catalogs (LGPLed libintl for Windows NT/2000/XP and Windows 95/98/ME)
  • libatk-1.0-0.dll (by Sun Microsystems) - atk
  • libgdk_pixbuf-2.0-0.dll (by The GTK developer community) - GTK+ (GIMP Toolkit)
  • libgdk-0.dll (by The GTk+ developer community) - GTk+ (GIMP Drawing Kit)
  • libgdk-win32-2.0-0.dll (by The GTK developer community)
  • 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
  • libgtk-0.dll (by The GTk+ developer community) - GTK
  • libgtk-win32-2.0-0.dll
  • libpango-1.0-0.dll (by Red Hat Software) - Pango
  • libpangowin32-1.0-0.dll (by Red Hat Software) - PangoWin32
  • nppdf32.dll (by Adobe Systems) - Adobe Acrobat (Adobe PDF Plug-In For Firefox and Netscape 10.1.4)
  • pcre.dll (by GnuWin32 ) - Pcre (Pcre: a grep with Perl-compatible regular expressions)
  • uninstall.exe
  • WinPcap_3_1.exe (by CACE Technologies) - WinPcap 3.1 (WinPcap 3.1 installer)
  • zlib1.dll - zlib (zlib data compression library)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • ethereal.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{87CA2F19-9B33-4C32-B29F-45EDE0D7A35A}' (runs on registration).

How do I remove Ethereal?

You can uninstall Ethereal 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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Ethereal 0.99.0, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: 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 Ethereal.

Win 7 (SP1) 49%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 54.43%
Windows 10 24.47%
Windows XP 16.03%
Windows Vista 5.06%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.83%
Microsoft Windows XP 16.60%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.74%
Windows 7 Professional 9.36%
Windows 10 Home 5.96%
Windows 8.1 4.26%

Distribution by countryGeography

38.97% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 38.97%
  France 10.29%
  Germany 8.09%
  Spain 5.88%
  Canada 4.41%
  Italy 2.94%
  Mexico 2.94%
  United Kingdom 2.21%
  Netherlands 1.47%
  Belgium 1.10%
  MA 1.10%
  Peru 1.10%
  Australia 0.74%
  Switzerland 0.74%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 28.08%
Dell 22.60%
Acer 15.07%
Toshiba 8.22%
ASUS 6.85%
Samsung 5.48%
Lenovo 3.42%
American Megatrends 2.05%
Common models
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.78%
ASUS All Series 1.85%
Dell Inspiron 1545 1.85%
Dell Latitude D630 1.85%
Dell Latitude E5430 non-v... 1.85%
HP Pavilion 11 x360 PC 1.85%


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