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This package was approved by moderator gep13 on 11/30/2015.

Gpg4win (GNU Privacy Guard for Windows) is encryption software for files and emails.

Gpg4win enables users to securely transport emails and files with the help of encryption and digital signatures. Encryption protects the contents against an unwanted party reading it. Digital signatures make sure that it was not modified and comes from a specific sender.

Gpg4win supports both relevant cryptography standards, OpenPGP and Secure Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions (S/MIME) X.509 certificates, and is the official GnuPG distribution for Windows.

It is maintained by the developers of GnuPG. Gpg4win and the software included with Gpg4win are Free Software (Open Source; among other things free of charge for all commercial and non-commercial purposes).



Bundled software included:

gpg4win-vanilla includes:

  • GnuPG -- The backend; this is the actual encryption tool (GnuPG FAQ)

gpg4win-light includes all the above, and:

  • GPA -- An alternative certificate manager for OpenPGP and X.509 (S/MIME).
  • GpgOL -- A plugin for the 32bit versions of Microsoft Outlook 2003/2007/2010/2013 (email encryption). For Outlook 2010/2013 GpgpOL supports the Exchange Server, but does not support MIME.
  • GpgEX -- A plugin for Microsoft Explorer (file encryption).
  • Claws Mail -- A complete email application with crypto support.

gpg4win (this package) includes all the above, and:

  • Kleopatra -- A certificate manager for OpenPGP and X.509 (S/MIME) and common crypto dialogs.
  • Compendium -- The documentation (for beginner and advanced users), available in English and German.

To install Gpg4win, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install gpg4win --version 2.2.4

To upgrade Gpg4win, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade gpg4win --version 2.2.4


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'gpg4win'
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $silentArgs = '/S'
    $url = ''
    $checksum = '8ddcbf14eb6df11139f709320a71d197a83bf9e1'
    $checksumType = 'sha1'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                              -FileType "$installerType" `
                              -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                              -Url "$url" `
                              -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                              -Checksum "$checksum" `
                              -ChecksumType "$checksumType"
  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'gpg4win'
    $packageSearch = 'Gpg4win (2.2.4)'
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $silentArgs = '/S'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    Get-ItemProperty -Path @( 'HKLM:\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*',
                              'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\*' ) `
                     -ErrorAction:SilentlyContinue `
    | Where-Object   { $_.DisplayName -like "$packageSearch" } `
    | ForEach-Object { Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                                                   -FileType "$installerType" `
                                                   -SilentArgs "$($silentArgs)" `
                                                   -File "$($_.UninstallString)" `
                                                   -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes }

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • g10 Code GmbH


© 2006 g10 Code GmbH


Release Notes



  • Automatically built and uploaded by dtgm

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Gpg4win 3.1.9 4349 Saturday, June 15, 2019 approved
Gpg4win 3.1.8 2184 Thursday, June 6, 2019 approved
Gpg4win 3.1.7 6043 Thursday, March 28, 2019 approved
Gpg4win 3.1.6 685 Wednesday, March 27, 2019 approved
Gpg4win 3.1.5 7488 Tuesday, November 13, 2018 approved
Gpg4win 3.1.4 2869 Wednesday, October 17, 2018 approved
Gpg4win 3.1.3 3945 Friday, August 31, 2018 approved
Gpg4win 3.1.2 6953 Sunday, June 17, 2018 approved
Gpg4win 3.1.1 3200 Thursday, May 3, 2018 approved
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