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asked 2018-01-23 02:45:31 +0000

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Installed v2.4.4, and had the installer also run the installer for WinPCap4.1.3 with the option to load at boot being unchecked.

Ran fine - exactly as how I know it runs on another machine (WinXP.x32).

A few days later, no interfaces can be found.

The computer has not been through a reboot since installation. However, it has gone through (several) cold standby conditions.

Tried the sc stop|start npf with no change. NPF is running.

Ran WinDump: WinDump: PacketGetAdapterNames: The data area passed to a system call is too small. (122)

Ran Dumpcap -D: dumpcap: There are no interfaces on which a capture can be done

Again, Wireshark ran fine immediately after installing.

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NetGroup Packet Filter Driver in Device Manager shows no problems.

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answered 2019-05-10 16:39:47 +0000

My personal experience on Windows 10 PRO: Uninstall all virtual npcap interfaces using Devices Administrator. Uninstall completly the two components of Wireshark (Wireshark an packet capture as npcap or wincap), I used IOBit Unistaller Fre but are many tools than do prefectly the same job. (Optionally) Clean Register with tools like CCleaner (othe do same work perfectly). Reboot Windows. Install the last versión of Wireshark (maybe be necasary do as Administrator). And to me at the end before 4 week trying all I knew, GO!. I think that the problem was generated to upgrading to 3.0.1 after 3.0.0, by a unknown motive the old npcap don´t erase as should be.

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answered 2018-01-23 04:34:01 +0000

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Rebooted computer.

Based on research of the WinDump error, I will make a guess that, over time, my heavy use of some programs chewed up some class of memory such that, while there no problems after installing, there came to be problems eventually.

We will see after the computer goes through a cold standby.

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