PCAP file extension - Captured packets
What is pcap file? How to open pcap files?
File type specification:
The pcap file extension is associated with Wireshark, a network protocol analyzer that is used control network traffic.
Wireshark pcap files contain captured data sniffed from network packets. PCAP data file format is de facto standard file format used by other network analyzers.
Packet capture data can be checked and viewed by applications, which use libpcap or WinPcap libraries.
The default software associated to pcap file type:
Company or developer:
Wireshark is multi-platform network protocol analyzer. It is able to capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network.
List of software applications associated to the .pcap file extension
Recommended software programs are sorted by OS platform (Windows, Mac OS X etc.) and possible program actions
that can be done with the file: like open pcap file, edit pcap file, convert pcap file, view pcap file, play pcap file etc. (if exist software for corresponding action in File-Extensions.org's database).
Click on the tab below to simply browse between the application actions, to quickly get a list of recommended software, which is able to perform the specified software action, such as opening, editing or converting of the pcap files.
- Open pcap file
- Create pcap file
- Others pcap file