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Wireshark 2.5.2 Win64 Hangs During Startup

I upgraded my Win64 Wireshark installation to one of the automated builds, 2.5.2, and it hangs now during startup. It will eventually come up but it hangs for 30-to-40 seconds on, "Finding local interfaces' portion of the splash screen.

Can anyone articulate what Wireshark is trying to do there and why it's taking so long? I only have three interfaces defined on the system (Wired, Wireless & one for a VPN adapter that isn't running at the moment).

If I uninstall the 2.5.2 build and go back down to 2.0.16 it works fine. If I go back up to 2.5.2 it hangs again.


Version 2.5.2-171-g9dde6d4b (v2.5.2rc0-171-g9dde6d4b) 

Copyright 1998-2018 Gerald Combs <[email protected]> and contributors. License GPLv2+: GNU GPL version 2 or later <http:"" licenses="" old-licenses="" gpl-2.0.html=""> This is free software; see the source for copying conditions. There is NO warranty; not even for MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. 

Compiled (64-bit) with Qt 5.9.4, with WinPcap (4_1_3), with GLib 2.42.0, with zlib 1.2.11, with SMI 0.4.8, with c-ares 1.14.0, with Lua 5.2.4, with GnuTLS 3.4.11, with Gcrypt 1.7.6, with MIT Kerberos, with MaxMind DB resolver, with nghttp2 1.14.0, with LZ4, with Snappy, with libxml2 2.9.4, with QtMultimedia, with AirPcap, with SBC, with SpanDSP, with bcg729. 

Running on 64-bit Windows 10, build 16299, with Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3520M CPU @ 2.90GHz (with SSE4.2), with 7888 MB of physical memory, with locale English_United States.1252, with WinPcap version 4.1.3 (packet.dll version, based on libpcap version 1.0 branch 1_0_rel0b (20091008), with GnuTLS 3.4.11, with Gcrypt 1.7.6, without AirPcap, binary plugins supported (14 loaded). Built using Microsoft Visual C++ 14.12 build 25835 

Wireshark is Open Source Software released under the GNU General Public License. 

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