How to open a file with .PCAP extension?

File Type : Ethernet Packet Sniffer File
Compatible with (Win10, Win8, Win7, Vista and WinXP)

You'll need a new app to open this .PCAP file

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What is .PCAP file extension?

Data file created by Wireshark (formerly Ethereal), a free program used for network analysis; contains network packet data created during a live network capture; used for "packet sniffing" and analyzing data network characteristics; can be analyzed using software that includes the libpcap or WinPcap libraries. Wireshark is available for Mac, Windows, and Linux platforms. Professors and students often use the software for studying data communications. NOTE: Wireshark was renamed from Ethereal in May, 2006 due to trademark issues.
You can see a list of software programs here on easyfileopener.org that can open this file type so that you don’t need to search for it on the web. You can then open your file with this extension using a software listed below.

Software that can be used to open PCAPfiles:

  • Wireshark
  • Netresec NetworkMiner
  • WinDump
  • Wireshark
  • Wireshark
  • Netresec NetworkMiner
  • tcpdump