i don't have wireshark installed. why is winpcap trying to run?

I am getting the following repeatedly in my event logs, but wireshark is not installed.  Does anyone have any insight?  Am I being attacked?

Event ID 7000: The WinPcap Packet Driver (NPF) service failed to start due to the following error:  The system cannot find the file specified.

Event ID 61703: Mbamchameleon Failed to obtain file name information - C00000BE
mkraemer11Asked:
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
The latter message is an issue with MalwareBytes' Auto-Protect feature.

PCap might still be "installed", at least as a service,  but the binaries removed already. Simple solution is to set the service to disabled.  But I would remove the service entry, either by re-installing and uninstalling again, or by removing the entry in registry,  or removing it with sc,  ...
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Also, WinPCap is a separate install from Wireshark. So if you had Wireshark installed and then uninstalled it, WinPCap would stay installed.

Look in Programs and Features for WinPCap and uninstall it.
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ZabagaRCommented:
Run msinfo32.exe and go to Software Environment -> system drivers
do you see npf listed?

You probably have winpcap left over in part.

you can manually delete packet.* and wpcap.dll as well as npf.sys, see:
http://superuser.com/questions/527710/how-do-i-remove-an-old-version-of-winpcap

They're trying to manually remove in order to install a newer version of winpcap but same thing...

How about this from a command prompt?
sc config npf start= disabled

you should get "success" after running that line. then reboot. or do sc stop npf from command line
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mkraemer11Author Commented:
Wireshark and WinPCap is not currently nor has it ever been installed on this PC therefore could not be uninstalled to leave anything behind.  both event IDs started  on 12/17 and have been filling up my logs ever since.  

- npf.sys is not present
- winpcap is not in Programs and Features list
- packet.dll is not present in windows/system32
- wpcap.dll is not present in windows/system32
- full search of C: produces no results for either as well.

Any other advice?  Why would it be trying to run when WinPCap is not and has not been installed on this PC?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Look for the Cain Agent install. Maybe someone tried to install the Agent on your computer. This has never happened to me (although I know and have used Cain (oxid.it) ) . Cain uses WinPCap which is what brings it to mind.

I cannot understand why your system would reference WinPCap if never installed. WinPCap is not a virus, nor is Cain.
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QlemoBatchelor, Developer and EE Topic AdvisorCommented:
As has been said, WinPcap is used for several products, and probably came with once of them. That you cannot find the files belonging to it does not come as a surprise. But the service might still be there.
And I cannot see how both eventlog entries should be connected.
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mkraemer11Author Commented:
I don't recall installing anything other than C Cleaner in the past month, but I will take a closer look to see if I just overlooked something.

Thank you all for your quick replies.
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mkraemer11Author Commented:
Although I don't recall installing anything other than C Cleaner (aside from Microsoft updates) in the past month and can't find any of the associated files all replies have made me feel better about knowing that I am not under some sort of attack.  Split points across the three replies as they were all similar.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks for the update and I was happy to help.
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