Wireshark-bugs: [Wireshark-bugs] [Bug 3270] freezes on start, uses 100% kernel cpu, cannot kill.
Date: Thu, 3 Sep 2009 11:05:37 -0700 (PDT)

Alan <[email protected]> changed:

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--- Comment #16 from Alan <[email protected]>  2009-09-03 11:05:33 PDT ---
I'm using Win2k SP4.

Just installed Wireshark 1.21 and when started it brought up a small blank
window, used 96% of my CPU and did nothing else. Process Explorer can't kill it
-- reports "Access denied".
Had to do a power off to exit Windows and caused disk errors in the process.

I was foolish enough to try again with identical results.

Since there has been no progress made on this in the last 7 months and several
versions, how about providing a warning on the download page? This is a very
unpleasant and potentially dangerous bug.

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