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This package was approved as a trusted package on 3/9/2017.

Freenet is a peer-to-peer platform for censorship-resistant communication. It uses a decentralized distributed data store to keep and deliver information, and has a suite of free software for publishing and communicating on the Web without fear of censorship. Both Freenet and some of its associated tools were originally designed by Ian Clarke, who defined Freenet's goal as providing freedom of speech on the Internet with strong anonymity protection.

By running this program you contribute to the security of the overall Freenet network.

Default installation path

  • CMD: %LocalAppData%\Freenet
  • Powershell: $Env:LocalAppData\Freenet

Post-install instructions

  • After launching the program the freenet service must be configured. This is done by a web browser that should automatically be launched upon startup that connects to the local service as designated by the URI


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

C:\> choco install freenet

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

C:\> choco upgrade freenet


  • tools\chocolateyUninstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'freenet'
    $softwareName = "$packageName*"
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    [array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $softwareName
    $key | ForEach-Object { 
      Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                                  -FileType "$installerType" `
                                  -SilentArgs "$($silentArgs)" `
                                  -File "$($_.UninstallString.Replace('"',''))" `
                                  -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes }
  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'freenet'
    $installerType = 'exe'
    $url = ''
    $checksum = 'b1097d15844706e94298aa4bd81536ea8d7e39a8c2ccd3d8980bbc326823480c'
    $checksumType = 'sha256'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName "$packageName" `
                              -FileType "$installerType" `
                              -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                              -Url "$url" `
                              -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                              -Checksum "$checksum" `
                              -ChecksumType "$checksumType"

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.


Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Freenet Project


© 1999 Ian Clarke, Freenet Project


Release Notes



  • Automatically built and uploaded by dtgm

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Freenet 203 Thursday, March 2, 2017 approved
Freenet 348 Monday, July 4, 2016 approved
Freenet 236 Sunday, June 5, 2016 approved
Freenet 251 Monday, May 23, 2016 approved
Freenet 235 Saturday, March 19, 2016 approved
Freenet 211 Saturday, March 19, 2016 approved
Freenet 215 Wednesday, February 10, 2016 approved
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