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Gpg4win (GNU Privacy Guard for Windows) is the full suite of programs for file encryption and digital signatures.

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 allow authors of files to sign them prior to distribution so a user may verify the file has not been tampered with 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).



Gpg4win is distributed in three editions and available by the following chocolatey packages:

gpg4win-vanilla includes:

  • GnuPG -- The backend (command-line interface); this is the actual encryption and digital signature tool used by the other software in the suite.

gpg4win-light includes all the above, and:

  • GNU Privacy Assistant (GPA) -- An alternative program for managing OpenPGP and X.509 (S/MIME) certificates.
  • GnuPG for Outlook (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.
  • GPG Explorer eXtension (GpgEX) -- A plugin for Microsoft Windows File Explorer to sign and encrypt messages using the context menu.
  • Claws Mail -- A complete email application that offers good support for GnuPG. Also available as its own chocolatey package claws-mail

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

  • Kleopatra -- The central certiļ¬cate administration of Gpg4win, which ensures uniform user navigation for all cryptographic operations.
  • 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 2.3.4

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

C:\> choco upgrade gpg4win --version 2.3.4


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'gpg4win'
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $silentArgs = '/S'
    $url = ''
    $checksum = '26c38609dd4e67bbee65091d09f35356dcac0b58'
    $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 (2.3.4)'
    $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.Replace('"','')) `
                                                   -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 4351 Saturday, June 15, 2019 approved
Gpg4win 3.1.8 2185 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 6955 Sunday, June 17, 2018 approved
Gpg4win 3.1.1 3201 Thursday, May 3, 2018 approved
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