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I am having trouble with Wireshark starting using Windows 10.

asked 2017-12-06 23:03:20 +0000

It just hangs at startup. Not sure if it's related to WinPcap or not. I am not having any issue under Windows 7.

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If you have installed USBPcap, try to remove USBPcapCMD.exe from C:\Program Files\Wireshark\extcap (or where you have installed Wireshark). If that helps, you've likely hit bug 12845.

sindy gravatar imagesindy ( 2017-12-07 11:30:50 +0000 )edit

I have the same problem with Wireshark 2.4.4. I did not install USBPcap. Please help!

carydesi gravatar imagecarydesi ( 2018-01-20 22:24:50 +0000 )edit

Installed Wireshark 2.4.4 64-bit and WinPcap 4.1.3. It came with the latest download that I pulled today. I am running Win 10 Pro. Greatly appreciate any help!

carydesi gravatar imagecarydesi ( 2018-01-20 22:26:43 +0000 )edit

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answered 2018-01-20 23:57:34 +0000

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So doing a bit of research, I found that setting the compatibility mode to Windows 7 fixes this problem.

Write click Wireshark.exe and select Properties -> Compatibility tab Set the compatibility mode for windows 7 Hope this helps someone having the same problem under Windows 8 or 10

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I've never needed to do this, and by the lack of general complaint it would seem that most others don't either.

I suspect there is some other issue in your environment that is causing the issue and that setting the compatibility mode "fixes" that. At least it's a workaround for those that do suffer the issue.

grahamb gravatar imagegrahamb ( 2018-01-22 11:42:41 +0000 )edit

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