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#1 kp88

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 08:11 PM

i recently decided to use wireshark to moniter out going packet's etc keep the head aches down, but as many of you prolly know you need WinPcap but when i go to download it, i get mcaffe alerts saying its potentially dangerous. see im trying to do more good than bad, soo if this isnt advised ill delete the winshark folder and call it a day. thanks for any help.

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Posted 16 May 2009 - 09:46 PM

It has the potential to be misused, and McAfee was correct in advisng you of the potential. This is so you are aware the potential exists. It's up to you to decide is it worth the risk to have the tool available, or not.

It's kind of like having a drawer of knives. But are afraid of reaching in to get one because you might get cut. Watch out for the blade and use one, and it makes eating a steak a lot easier.

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