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Swift Loris Updating WinPCap
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I'm running Windows XP Pro SP 3 (32 bit) on an Acer Travelmate laptop. I'm a nontechie, so please make explanations/instructions as simple as possible!

The latest version of Secunia PSI tells me I need to update WinPcap from 3.1.0.27 to 4.x. "Install Solution" gives me a download for WinPcap_4_0_2.exe. Trying to install it gives me this error message: "A previous version of WinPcap has been detected on this system. Unfortunately, this installer is not able to remove it. Do you want to continue with the installation?"

I clicked No and aborted the installation.

WinPcap doesn't show up in the Add/Remove Programs list in Control Panel, and I can't find it in the Registry. It does have a program folder with three files in it:

rpcapd.exe
npf_mgm.exe
daemon_mgm.exe

In my System 32 folder are the files wpcap.dll and packet.dll, both version 3.1.0.27. I also have two files with the same names in the folder C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eNet; they are both version 3.1.0.24.

In an earlier thread titled "How do I remove this?" a user named tennisknight had the same question, except without the files in the Acer folder. He was ultimately told by Maurice simply to delete the program folder and the two .dll files.

My question: Can I also delete the program folder and the two .dll files in my System 32 folder? What about the .dll files in the Acer folder?

Thanks.

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Maurice Joyce RE: Updating WinPCap
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Delete the programme folder as a starter. Now try an upgrade install. Does that work?

If not delete the files from System 32 - try another install.

If it fails again remove them from the Acer folder.

Good luck - U should be OK. 1AM in UK so I am off to bed!

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SwiftLoris RE: Updating WinPCap
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Thank you, Maurice, I'm all set, update successful. Had to delete both the program folder and the dll's in the System 32 folder, left the Acer dll's alone. Sleep tight!
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Maurice Joyce RE: Updating WinPCap
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Good News.

If all your problems are now resolved could U please lock (Accept) the thread. This will prevent us both from receiving update emails from "tag on" posts.



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SwiftLoris RE: Updating WinPCap
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Maurice, I'd be happy to lock or accept the thread, but I don't see any buttons to click or any other means to do that. (I'm new to the forum.) Could you explain what I need to do, please?
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Maurice Joyce RE: Updating WinPCap
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There is a button near to REPLY. Do not worry too much if U cannot locate it a Secunia Official can lock it for us.

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Will do. ;)
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