Wednesday, October 11, 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: 330 MB (346,927,104 bytes) Packed Size: 82.0 MB (86,056,960 bytes)
MD5: AB8AF1D3ADB37F61AEA98EB74E399C59

More releases...

Wireshark for Windows 2003/NT 32/64 bit — Legacy Release

Wireshark portable build for Windows 2003 Server/NT 5.2 WiresharkPortable_1.12.13_32_64_bit_rev_1_Win2003_NT_5.2.paf
Size: 199 MB (209,248,256 bytes) Packed Size: 42.9 MB (45,043,712 bytes)
MD5: 36E1F3E7E935595E9613DA4EE443A075

Wireshark for Windows XP 32/64 bit — Legacy Release

Wireshark portable build for Windows XP WiresharkPortable_1.10.14_32_64_bit_rev_1_XP_NT_5.1.paf
Size: 204 MB (214,597,632 bytes) Packed Size: 39.8 MB (41,811,968 bytes)
MD5: 55EE76C3F3890406720667EA658D5086


  • 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.

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