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This package was approved by moderator mkevenaar on 3/16/2019.


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> "My antivirus reports Blackbird as malware.
> This seems to mostly happen with the 32bit version but we assure you, it's a false-positive. Use the 64bit version if possible, AVs seem to like it more for some reason. We suspect this occurs because of the nature and relative obscurity of our software (registry editing,telemetry dismantling,..) Some temporary files are created during usage but they are all deleted before you even exit the program."

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

C:\> choco install blackbird

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

C:\> choco upgrade blackbird


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName = 'blackbird'
    $url = '' 
    $url64 = ''
    $checksum = '36FDF1235ABA72E31CEF7776131606C2A68F2A51E7A3DDFF5BFDBFA8939CE381'
    $checksum64 = '4B221AADF19E9F53C804E2E16CDB2111103976E010CDC7D22C340A3FFC78703F'
    $checksumType = 'sha256'
    $checksumType64 = 'sha256'
    $toolsDir = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $options = @{
      Headers = @{
        Accept = 'text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8';
        'Accept-Charset' = 'ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.3';
        'Accept-Language' = 'en-US,en;q=0.5';
        Referer = '';
    $is64bit = Get-ProcessorBits 64
    if ($is64bit) {
    	$path = "$toolsDir\blackbird_v1.0.4_64\blackbird.exe"
    	$path = "$toolsDir\blackbird_v1.0.4_32\blackbird.exe"
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      url           = $url
      Url64bit      = $url64
      checksum      = $checksum
      Checksum64    = $checksum64
      checksumType  = $checksumType
      ChecksumType64= $checksumType64
      UnzipLocation = $toolsDir
      Options       = $options
    Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

Virus Scan Results

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.


This package has no dependencies.

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Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Blackbird 1.0.28 257 Monday, October 1, 2018 approved
Blackbird 1.0.15 110 Tuesday, September 18, 2018 approved
Blackbird 0.9.98 485 Wednesday, May 17, 2017 approved

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