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Should I remove Wireshark?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #16,599
United States Rank #15,651
Reach 0.0154%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 525.19 days
1245.31 days >
Average installed length: 654.32 days


1.6.5 100.00%

Typically installed together

Wireshark 1.6.5

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 65 files and is usually about 80.77 MB (84,689,633 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: 80.77 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Wireshark 1.6.5

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-1.0.0.dll - Wireshark capture file library
  • wiretap-1.6.0.dll
  • capinfos.exe - Capinfos
  • mergecap.exe - Mergecap
  • rawshark.exe - Rawshark
  • dumpcap.exe - Dumpcap
  • editcap.exe - Editcap
  • tshark.exe - TShark
  • libgpg-error-0.dll (by g10 Code GmbH) - libgpg-error (libgpg-error - Common error codes)
  • libpangocairo-1.0-0.dll (by Red Hat Software) - PangoCairo
  • libpangowin32-1.0-0.dll (by Red Hat Software) - PangoWin32
  • uninstall.exe (by Wireshark development team) - Wireshark installer for 64-bit Windows
  • libpangoft2-1.0-0.dll - 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
  • libgio-2.0-0.dll (by The GLib developer community) - GLib (Gio)
  • libglib-2.0-0.dll (by The GLib developer community)
  • libgmodule-2.0-0.dll - 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
  • libcairo-2.dll
  • libfontconfig-1.dll
  • libfreetype-6.dll
  • libgnutls-26.dll
  • libgnutls-extra-26.dll
  • libgnutls-openssl-26.dll
  • libtasn1-3.dll

How do I remove Wireshark?

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/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Wireshark 1.6.5, 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 Wireshark.

Win 7 (SP1) 80%
Win XP 1%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 84.87%
Windows XP 6.25%
Windows Vista 4.93%
Windows 10 3.95%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 31.10%
Windows 7 Home Premium 28.09%
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.73%
Microsoft Windows XP 6.35%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 4.01%
Windows 7 Enterprise 4.01%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.81% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.81%
  Germany 6.28%
  France 6.01%
  United Kingdom 4.64%
  Australia 2.73%
  Canada 2.73%
  Italy 2.73%
  Japan 1.91%
  Spain 1.91%
  India 1.64%
  Poland 1.64%
  South Africa 1.09%
  Taiwan 1.09%
  Belgium 1.09%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 32.80%
Hewlett-Packard 25.40%
Acer 8.47%
ASUS 6.88%
Intel 4.23%
Lenovo 4.23%
Toshiba 4.23%
Sony 3.17%
Medion 1.06%
MSI 1.06%
Samsung 1.06%
Common models
ASUSTeK G74Sx 4.69%
Dell Precision M4600 3.13%
Dell Inspiron N5010 2.34%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 2.34%
ASUS All Series 1.56%
Dell Inspiron 530 1.56%

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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