USB driver problem preventing access to Samsung Android devices

I recently experienced problems connecting to Samsung Android devices with Android Studio from my work computer.

No Connected Devices were available.

 

I checked Device Manager and noticed a warning for: SAMSUNG Mobile USB Composite Device

 

Checked Properties and noticed the Device status:

Windows cannot load the device driver for this hardware. The driver may be corrupted or missing. (Code 39)

 

I checked driver details and noticed that the driver was unexpectedly: usbpcap.sys.

(The problem occured after installing Wireshark and USBPcap…)

 

I decided to uninstall USBPcap. However this didn’t solve the problem, but changed the message for driver details to:

No driver files are required or have been loaded for this device.

 

Fixed the problem this way:

1. Clicked: Update Driver…

 

2. Clicked: Browse my computer for driver software

 

3. Clicked: Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer

 

4. Selected: SAMSUNG Mobile USB Composite Device Version: 2.12.4.0 [24-08-2016]

 

5. Clicked: Next

6. Noticed the message: Windows has successfully updated your driver software

 

7. Checked driver details, which now had the desired driver file:

C:\Windows\system32\DRIVERS\ssudbus.sys

 

This fixed the problem. It was again possible to connect to Samsung Android devices from Android Studio.