What is ettercap.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the ettercap.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Ettercap.exe file information

The process known as EtterCap sniffer belongs to software The EtterCap sniffer by The EtterCap community,

Description: Ettercap.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The ettercap.exe file is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 2,535,614 bytes (66% of all occurrences) or 2,529,950 bytes. 
The file is not a Windows core file. Ettercap.exe is able to monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 23% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: In the event of any problems with ettercap.exe, you can uninstall the program using the Control Panel ⇒ Uninstall a ProgramEttercap NG.

Recommended: Identify ettercap.exe related errors

Important: Some malware camouflages itself as ettercap.exe. Therefore, you should check the ettercap.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

Very dangerous!. can replace web or other content passing along your local network and allows a hacker to do just about anything across your entire network.
  Terry   (further information)
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this is network sniffing tool
  Divyanshu parashari  

Summary: Average user rating of ettercap.exe: based on 3 votes with 3 user comments. One user thinks it's probably harmless. 2 users think ettercap.exe is dangerous and recommend removing it.

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Best practices for resolving ettercap issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with ettercap. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the ettercap.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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