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7 VOTE
Status STARTED
Categories Application Request
Created by Guest
Created on Jan 12, 2022

Npcap

Npcap is required by Wireshark to perform captures. Wireshark is updated by Patch My PC, but Npcap is not. I assume this is because it doesn't offer a silent install, but it would be helpful to be able to automatically distribute it even if user interaction is required. Since it's the sort of thing used only by IT, that wouldn't be such a big issue.

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  • Admin
    Scott McAllister
    Aug 22, 2022

    Hey


    The default behaviour for a Wireshark uninstall is to remove the core components but keep your personal settings and Npcap. Npcap is kept in case other programs need it.


    Source:https://www.wireshark.org/docs/wsug_html_chunked/ChBuildInstallWinInstall.html

  • Guest
    Aug 19, 2022

    Would also be nice to have NPCAP uninstall when Wireshark uninstalls.

  • Admin
    Scott McAllister
    Mar 16, 2022

    NPCAP provides a silent installer with their OEM version, However this requires a license.


    We will review this internally and see if we can add this to our catalogue, However it would most likely be a local content repository product because it is licensed.

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