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How did WinPcap 4.1.2 get on my PC?
Dear Forum Members
As a very security minded person, I use a number of security products such as NIS2011, Spybot, Ad-Aware, etc. all kept scrupulously up to date and run regularly to ensure my PC is kept as clean as possible.
However, when checking "Add or Remove Programs" in Control Panel I came across a small program/utility called "WinPcap 4.1.2", which surpised me because I did not download or install in, I did a bit of research and found out that it was a windows network capture utility that works with most versions of Windows O/S. While there was no hint that this WinPcap was either spyware or a form of malware, still I can't help but wonder how did it get installed on my PC.
For example, did it come in as one of Microsoft's updates (I'd just completed this month's (December) security updates) or did it come in via something else.
If anyone knows a bit more about this utility please enlighten me.