How to Use Network Sniffer Tool PktMon.exe on Windows 10?


PktMon.exe, which is also known as Packet Monitor, is a new tool for network sniffer/diagnostic and packet monitoring tool on Windows 10. You can find it in the Systems folder. This means that you can open it from the Run or Command Prompt or PowerShell.

When this program shows you about Netsh Trace Command, you are right because this command can help you enable and configure the network tracing, helping you troubleshoot network connectivity issues on Windows 10.

What Can PktMon Do?
You can run PktMon.exe to find out what can it do for you. Here, we will show you how to run it from Windows PowerShell.

Right-click on Start.
Select Windows PowerShell (Admin) from the WinX menu.
Type pktmon help and press Enter.
This tool will show you what can it do for you:


Filter Manage packet filters.

comp Manage registered components.

reset Reset counters to zero.

start Start packet monitoring.

stop Stop monitoring.

format Convert log file to text.

unload Unload PktMon driver.

If you want to view the further help on a specific command, you can run help against that command to find more options. Take comp as an example:

You can type pktmon comp help and press Enter to find the details:

Pktmon comp{ list | counters } [OPTIONS | help]


List List all active components.

Counters Display current per-component counters.

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