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tcpdump Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to tcpdump for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows alternative is Wireshark, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 10 alternatives to tcpdump and 12 are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to tcpdump are NetworkMiner, Sysdig, SmartSniff and WebSiteSniffer.

tcpdump alternatives are mainly Network Analyzers but may also be Network Monitors. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of tcpdump.
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  1. Wireshark icon

    Wireshark

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Homebrew
    • Chocolatey
    • Flathub
    • Snapcraft
    • BSD
    53 alternatives to Wireshark 

    Wireshark is the world's foremost network protocol analyzer. It lets you capture and interactively browse the traffic running on a computer network. It is the de facto (and often de jure) standard across many industries and educational institutions.

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    Almost everyone thinks Wireshark is a great alternative to tcpdump.
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    NetworkMiner

    • Windows
    38 alternatives to NetworkMiner 

    NetworkMiner is a Network Forensic Analysis Tool (NFAT) for Windows. NetworkMiner can parse PCAP files and regenerate/reassemble transmitted files and certificates from PCAP files with HTTP, FTP, SMB, SMB2, TFTP and several other protocols.

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    1.  PortableNetworkMiner can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    • Sysdig icon

      Sysdig

      • FreeOpen Source
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      12 alternatives to Sysdig 

      Sysdig is open source, system-level exploration: capture system state and activity from a running Linux instance, then save, filter and analyze. Think of it as strace + tcpdump + lsof + awesome sauce.

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      SmartSniff

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      33 alternatives to SmartSniff 

      SmartSniff is a packet sniffer that capture TCP/IP packets and display them as sequence of conversations between clients and servers. You can view the TCP/IP conversations in Ascii mode (for text-based protocols, like HTTP, SMTP, POP3 and FTP) or as hex dump (for non-text base...

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      1.  PortableSmartSniff can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    • WebSiteSniffer icon

      WebSiteSniffer

      • FreeProprietary
      • Windows
      22 alternatives to WebSiteSniffer 

      WebSiteSniffer is a packet sniffer tool that captures all Web site files downloaded by your Web browser while browsing the Internet, and stores them on your hard drive under the folder that you choose.

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      Colasoft Capsa

      11 alternatives to Colasoft Capsa 

      Colasoft network packet sniffer or network analyzer software for Windows platform, sniff packets, monitor activities and analyze protocols, best tool for network monitoring and troubleshooting, Free trial available, download now.

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      1.  PortableColasoft Capsa can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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      • tcpflow

        • FreeOpen Source
        • Mac
        • Windows
        • Linux
        14 alternatives to tcpflow 

        tcpflow, a TCP Flow Recorder, is a program that captures data transmitted as part of TCP connections (flows), and stores the data in a way that is convenient for protocol analysis or debugging. A program like 'tcpdump' shows a summary of packets seen on the wire, but...

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      • York

        8 alternatives to York 

        Log all traffic on your network card. Analyze and parse network packets. Capture transmitted files and passwords.

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      • MicroOLAP TCPDUMP

        10 alternatives to MicroOLAP TCPDUMP 

        MicroOLAP TCPDUMP is a clone of tcpdump , the most used network sniffer/analyzer for UNIX, compiled with the original tcpdump code (http://www.tcpdump.org/), and MicroOLAP Packet Sniffer SDK.

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        1.  PortableMicroOLAP TCPDUMP can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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          RawCap

          • FreeProprietary
          • Windows
          8 alternatives to RawCap 

          Windows command-line sniffer for network activity, using raw sockets.

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          1.  Command line interfaceRawCap either have CLI support or is a CLI-only app.
          2.  PortableRawCap can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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