What is WinPCap 2.3?

  sav 21:54 14 Jul 03
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I went to Add/Remove Programs and saw this program. Can anyone tell me what it is/does?
Thanks

  VoG II 22:00 14 Jul 03

Does this mean anything to you click here

  sav 22:11 14 Jul 03

I'm afraid not VoG. It may be software that was loaded when I fitted my network card. I'm reluctant to remove it in case it affects my broadband connection (I connect via an ASDL Router).

  VoG II 22:15 14 Jul 03

I should leave well alone. I can't find anything to suggest that it is "malware".

  jazzypop 22:18 14 Jul 03

As VoG has pointed out, WinPCap is a 'packet sniffer', i.e. it monitors the data packets sent over a network.

Therefore, it is quite possible that it was installed as apart of a suite of 'helper' applications with your network card.

I can not think of any circumstance where a network card actually relies on a packet sniffer in order to work. Therefore, it really should be perfectly safe to remove, if you want to.

  sav 22:27 14 Jul 03

VoG / Jazzypop

Thanks for your input. Looks like I'll have to toss a coin before I make a move!

I suppose the answer is to remove it and use GoBack to restore if necessary.

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