Ubuntu – How to remove Wireshark from the Ubuntu 16.04 LTS


I installed an application called Wireshark, using:

sudo apt-get install wireshark

I searched it and launched it. Then, I tried to uninstall it using GUI. But it is not removing.

I tried using:

sudo apt-get remove wireshark

And the weird thing is that the application is still in the system!

Best Answer

  • The following procedure should wipe wireshark from your system: First uninstall the wireshark package and all related configuration files:

    sudo apt-get remove --purge wireshark

    Then remove all dependencies that are no longer needed:

    sudo apt-get autoremove