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I just ran into a problem on Windows 7, Wireshark 1.12.3 (although I have the same problems with versions 1.10.8 and 1.11.3).

I cannot uninstall Wireshark, when I navigate to folder: C:\Program Files\Wireshark\uninstall.exe, because "rawshark.exe could not be removed. Is it in use?" But rawshark.exe is not in use. I have checked this with Windows Task Manager and Process Explorer. So I deleted rawshark.exe. Next I cannot uninstall Wireshark, because "capinfos.exe could not be removed. Is it in use?" After deleting capinfos.exe, reordercap.exe cannot be removed... and so on...

However I can uninstall Wireshark by using the Windows Control Panel: Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Programs and Features

asked 11 Jan '15, 03:54

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edited 11 Jan '15, 16:04

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If you want to manually run the uninstaller, ensure to launch it as Administrator. Otherwise you will have the same symptoms as what you describe.

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answered 11 Jan '15, 08:38

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Thanks Pascal. The message "*.exe could not be removed. Is it in use?" has put me on the wrong track.

(11 Jan '15, 10:55) joke
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