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Should I remove Wireshark 32-bit?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
1% remove it99% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #29,848
United States Rank #30,963
Reach 0.0049%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 319.13 days
1024.34 days >
Average installed length: 538.21 days


1.8.3 100.00%

Typically installed together

Wireshark 1.8.3 32-bit

What is Wireshark 32-bit?

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 45 files and is usually about 58.35 MB (61,187,187 bytes). The program uses the GLib GNOME library.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.wireshark.org
Help link: ask.wireshark.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Wireshark
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\Wireshark\uninstall.exe"
Estimated size: 58.35 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Wireshark 1.8.3 32-bit

Program executable:wireshark.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\wireshark\wireshark.exe
Additional files:
  • libwireshark.dll - Wireshark (Wireshark dissector library)
  • libwsutil.dll - Wireshark utility library
  • capinfos.exe - Capinfos
  • mergecap.exe - Mergecap
  • dumpcap.exe - Dumpcap
  • editcap.exe - Editcap
  • liblzma-5.dll (by The Tukaani Project ) - XZ Utils <http://tukaani.org/xz/> (liblzma data compression library)
  • 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
  • libpangocairo-1.0-0.dll (by Red Hat Software) - PangoCairo
  • libpangowin32-1.0-0.dll (by Red Hat Software) - PangoWin32
  • libgcrypt-11.dll (by g10 Code GmbH) - libgcrypt (Libgcrypt - The GNU Crypto Library)
  • uninstall.exe (by Wireshark development team) - Wireshark installer for 32-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
  • libcares-2.dll
  • libffi-5.dll
  • libfontconfig-1.dll
  • libfreetype-6.dll
  • libGeoIP-1.dll
  • libgnutls-26.dll
  • libjasper-1.dll
  • libjpeg-8.dll
  • libpixman-1-0.dll
  • libpng15-15.dll
  • libsmi-2.dll
  • libtasn1-3.dll
  • libtiff-5.dll
  • libxml2-2.dll

How do I remove Wireshark 32-bit?

You can uninstall Wireshark 32-bit 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 1.8.3 (32-bit), 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 32-bit.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 1%
Uninstall it 1%
Keep it 99%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 68.75%
Windows XP 20.83%
Windows Vista 8.33%
Windows 10 2.08%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 35.79%
Microsoft Windows XP 20.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.74%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.58%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.26%
Windows 7 Home Basic 3.16%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.28% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.28%
  France 14.16%
  Germany 5.31%
  Japan 4.42%
  United Kingdom 4.42%
  Philippines 3.54%
  MA 2.65%
  India 2.65%
  Spain 2.65%
  Australia 1.77%
  Netherlands 1.77%
  Croatia 1.77%
  Turkey 1.77%
  Italy 1.77%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 27.78%
Hewlett-Packard 25.00%
Acer 15.28%
Intel 9.72%
ASUS 5.56%
American Megatrends 4.17%
Toshiba 2.78%
Compaq 2.78%
Lenovo 1.39%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6420 2.56%
Dell Latitude E6410 2.56%
HP ProBook 4530s 2.56%
VMware, Inc. VMware Virtu... 1.28%
TOSHIBA Satellite L655 1.28%

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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