Wire shark is not opening only in Windows 10.. Is there any way to do that?
asked 02 Dec '15, 01:51
converted to question 02 Dec '15, 02:16
The dumpcap process is the user mode application that is started by Wireshark (or tshark) to discover and capture from the network interfaces on your machine, usually via the WinPcap driver.
Unfortunately for you (@NRGfxIT), and a very small number of other folks, there appears to be some issue in your environment that causes the call into WinPcap to hang, which then blocks the dumpcap process. I suspect something in the network stack on your machine, possible VPN or Endpoint protection software causes this. Unfortunately debugging this remotely is near impossible.
You may want to try replacing WinPcap with the likely replacement for it, npcap as npcap has moved to a more modern driver mechanism within Windows, so may not suffer the issue you have.
To install npcap, uninstall WinPcap, reboot, and then install npcap in WinPcap compatibility mode. You can then install Wireshark again, which should behappy to use the newly installed version of npcap.
answered 02 Mar '16, 03:37
Please try Npcap (replacement of WinPcap), the latest version is 0.06 R19:
answered 21 Apr '16, 19:26
I was having similar problems with 64 bit version 2.20 on Windows 10. Launched the app and got a greyed out screen saying - ‘Please wait while Wireshark is initializing …’
Tried to upgrade to 2.21 and that didn't make any difference (had to reboot before I could upgrade).
Then I remembered that I had added USBPcap on a recent update so I uninstalled Wireshark 2.21, WINPcap, USBPcap, then resinstalled Wireshark 2.21 with WINPcap and now it is working.... Hope this might be helpful...
answered 03 Nov '16, 19:37
Same error. Run as administrator. Windows 10 Pro 1607(OS Build 14393.351)
Subj work like a charm after killing Wireshark.exe in Process Explorer and restart.
answered 07 Nov '16, 03:00
edited 07 Nov '16, 03:12