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License: Open source
Total downloads:4,925 (15 last week)
Operating system:Windows 2000/XP/XP Professional/Vista/7/8/10/11
Latest version:4.0.6
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Wireshark is an incredibly powerful tool for analyzing network traffic. It can be used to detect malicious packets, as well as to monitor network performance. The tool can read live data from a variety of interfaces, including Ethernet, FDDI, PPP, Token-Ring, IEEE 802.11, Classical IP over ATM, and loopback. Additionally, the tool can be extended with plugins and extensions, allowing users to customize the functionality of the solution. Overall, Wireshark is a great tool for any network administrator or security professional.

Wireshark 4.0.6 was available to download from the developer's website when we last checked. We cannot confirm if there is a free download of this software available. Wireshark lies within Internet & Network Tools, more precisely Network Tools.

Wireshark is compatible with Windows 2000/XP/XP Professional/Vista/7/8/10/11 environment, 32 and 64-bit versions. The actual developer of the free software is Wireshark Foundation.

According to the results of the Google Safe Browsing check, the developer's site is safe. Despite this, we recommend checking the downloaded files with any free antivirus software. The most popular versions among the software users are 3.2, 3.0 and 2.6.

Also the tool is known as "Wireshark Windows Plug-ins", "WiresharkRayVPluginSetup", "Wireshark Portable". The most frequent installation filenames for the program are: wireshark.exe, WiresharkPortable.exe, wireshark-1.exe, Wireshark-gtk.exe and wireshark-win32-1.7.0.exe etc. ".syc", ".tpc" and ".erf" are the extensions this free PC software can operate with.

From the developer:

Wireshark is a network packet analyzer, which presents captured packet data in as much detail as possible. It can be used to troubleshoot network problems, examine security problems, verify network applications, debug protocol implementations, and learn network protocol internals.

Wireshark can capture traffic from many different network media types, including Ethernet, Wireless LAN, Bluetooth, USB, and more.

You may want to check out more software, such as AthTek NetWalk Free Edition, AthTek NetWalk Enterprise Edition or VisualEther Protocol Analyzer, which might be related to Wireshark.


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