Note in particular that the WinPcap driver is loaded inside the kernel only when the first capture application opens an adapter after a machine boot. How can I see if WinPcap is installed on my system? This thread is locked. The entry NPF should appear there. I renamed it to. In the best case, WinPcap is able to see an Ethernet emulation and not the real transiting packets:

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Lots of people reported this tool for installing on PCs without asking their permission. Tcpdump will try to put the interface on which it’s capturing into promiscuous mode unless the -p option was specified. I did not receive an error when I deleted packet. Using the earlier post for x64 users as a guide I navigated to the folder containing the file packet. Lastly in task manager, restart any services you stopped previously. This works only in Windows NTx.

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[Winpcap-bugs] Can not uninstall winpcap

This is a limitation of Windows and not of WinPcap. This worked for me.

The installer is able to correctly detect and install the product on Microsoft Windows Vista Beta1 x WinPcap is an industry standard library used by many toolsseveral of which commercial, and developed by a respected team of people. We got several reports saying that WinPcap does not work well if a personal firewall is installed on the same ti as WinPcap. No support for Vista. Besides, another reason why WinPcap removal is a recommended action to initiate is related to the system’s changes that it performs.


It’s like saying the MS Winsock is a wnpcap because some trojans use sockets to send or receive data on the network.

Finally, I emailed the two people who are listed as contacts for the program. However, since it’s free and since it’s an easy and powerful way to receive and transmit low-level network traffic, it seems that some virus writers used it too.

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Additionally, ho support for this operating system is limited. Note that even if your machine is plugged into a hub, the “hub” may be a switched hub, in which case you’re still on a switched network. Additionally, I’ve removed the Network Packet Filter ‘device’ using the device manager. To help you completely uninstall WinPcapWise Uninstaller offer you further powerful uninstall solution.

Any leads would be greatly appreciated.

What is WinPcap4.1.2 and can I remove it?

You can follow the steps to uninstall WinPcap:. As I noted in the question I deleted packet.

No, if you have a recent version of WinPcap. I know it’s not installed as part of Malwarebytes free version and I doubt Skype uses it.


Does WinPcap work with Java? Karan, The Windows 8 include directory I mentioned is likely there due to using Visual Studio which has Windows 8 functionality. Besides, this program may install tracking cookies [2] and may collect personally non-identifiable information. ValiantS Created on January unninstall, WinPcap is a legitimate software that can be used for helping the network interface card to operate in hybrid mode.

I have just gone through Programs installed and have noticed that the following program is instaled. Choose Software Environment, then System Drivers. So, please contact your antivirus company and tell them to fix the problem.

However you can find a Java wrapper at http: If your machine is not plugged into a switched network or a dual-speed hub, or it is plugged into a hw network but the port is set up to have all traffic replicated to it, the go might be that the network interface on which you’re capturing doesn’t support “promiscuous” mode, or because your OS can’t put the interface into promiscuous mode.