Monday, March 6, 2017

Wireshark Portable, the network protocol analyzer (with the industry-standard Windows packet capture library)!
"Finding fault with Wireshark is tough, but for the enterprise user the glaring issue is the lack of formal documentation and support. ... Wireshark is the defacto standard for open source network analysis." —Jack Wallen, (August 17, 2009, 12:43 AM PST)
"I can tell you, it's not only free, it's does so much more than most of the competition. ...keeping one step ahead of (or at least on the same page as) the bad guys by using analysis tools like Wireshark gives you that much more of an edge in keeping your network secure as well as running at top efficiency." —Samara Lynn, (February 18, 2010)
"There is no denial that Wireshark features an impressive amount of features, all of them aimed at power users. is a complex and very capable analyzer, comparable and, in some cases, better than paid solutions." —Ionut Ilascu, (January 23rd, 2014 21:21 GMT)
Wireshark solves the problem of being able to analyze network traffic on any size network. Wireshark does this with the power often found in more costly tools, but for free.
   So any IT department in need of a powerful network analyzer, but without the budget to purchase such power, can turn to Wireshark and miss nary a feature.

Size: 151 MB (159,277,056 bytes) Packed Size: 41.6 MB (43,712,512 bytes)
MD5: A048933D7D6E7C7BDE7D41B011785160

Size: 174 MB (183,455,744 bytes) Packed Size: 45.6 MB (47,828,992 bytes)
MD5: 8E0B05BE9E2696B8E47EBF11EFAA53F7

Wireshark for Windows 2003/NT 64 bit — Legacy Release

Wireshark portable build for Windows 2003 Server/NT 5.2 WiresharkPortable_1.12.13_Win2003_NT_5.2.paf
Size: 97.2 MB (101,965,824 bytes) Packed Size: 26.8 MB (28,114,944 bytes)
MD5: DDC41C3640C85E530BA7E1D59DAB185B

Size: 110 MB (116,301,824 bytes) Packed Size: 27.6 MB (29,024,256 bytes)

Wireshark for Windows XP — Legacy Release

Wireshark portable build for Windows XP WiresharkPortable_1.10.14_XP_NT_5.1.paf
Size: 98.7 MB (103,579,648 bytes) Packed Size: 25.3 MB (26,591,232 bytes)
MD5: 8267AA415F3BFA47F19880CF6A295BED

Size: 114 MB (120,037,376 bytes) Packed Size: 25.8 MB (27,099,136 bytes)
MD5: F0A64CFE9D3212CE7AE3A868C0C63B1D


  • WinPcap, included for Windows XP and up (NDIS 5.x driver model) and Windows 7 and up—including Windows 10 (NDIS 6.x driver model),
  • USBPcap. USBPcap requires Security Update for Windows 7 (KB3033929), get it online: 32-bit or 64-bit
  • More in the help file...

Portability Notes

  • Wireshark stores some settings in Windows registry and writes non essential data to Windows registry and data folders while running.
  • Make sure it exits cleanly before plugging out your thumbdrive.

About the Publisher

Troubleshooting with Wireshark
By Laura Chappell
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