File Extension Library

.PCAPNG File Extension

  • Category: Data Files
  • Format: Binary

What are .PCAPNG files and how to open them?

Can't open .PCAPNG file? Are you wondering what it contains? On our site we will explain to you what this file is, what it is used for and what software opens the .PCAPNG file.

What is a .PCAPNG file extension?

.PCAPNG file extension has been classified as Data Files. The format of .PCAPNG file is Binary

.PCAPNG is Pcap-NG Packet Capture File

Packet capture format that contains a "dump" of data packets captured over a network; saved in the PCAP Next Generation file format, a standard format for storing captured data.

Each PCAPNG file contains several blocks or data, which contain different types of information. Examples of blocks include the section header block, interface description block, enhanced packet block, simple packet block, name resolution block, and interface statistics block. These blocks can be used to rebuild captured packets into recognizable data.

NOTE: Pcap-NG is designed to previous Pcap (.PCAP) packet capture format. Wireshark began using the Pcap-NG file format in version 1.8.

List of all softwares that can open the Pcap-NG Packet Capture File
Netresec CapLoader

How to fix problems with .PCAPNG files

  1. You need to update the application that you normally use to open .PCAPNG files. Only the latest version of the software supports the current .PCAPNG file format
  2. You need to check the .PCAPNG file for viruses. To do this, you need to scan it with a popular antivirus (Norton, Nod32, Kaspersky, Dr.Web, etc.)