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GnuPG modern (Install)


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This package was approved as a trusted package on 9/8/2019.

This is the modern version of GnuPG (2.2 branch). If you want the stable version (2.0 branch) install Gpg4win.

GnuPG itself is a commandline tool without any graphical stuff. It is the real crypto engine which can be used directly from a command prompt, from shell scripts or by other programs. Therefore it can be considered as a backend for other applications.

However, even when used on the command line it provides all functionality needed - this includes an interactive menu system. The set of commands of this tool will always be a superset of those provided by any frontends.

Full replacement of PGP.
Does not use any patented algorithms.
GPLed, written from scratch.
Can be used as a filter program.
Full OpenPGP implementation (see RFC4880 at RFC Editor).
Better functionality than PGP and some security enhancements over PGP 2.
Decrypts and verifies PGP 5, 6 and 7 messages.
Supports ElGamal, DSA, RSA, AES, 3DES, Blowfish, Twofish, CAST5, MD5, SHA-1, RIPE-MD-160 and TIGER.
Easy implementation of new algorithms using extension modules.
The User ID is forced to be in a standard format.
Supports key and signature expiration dates.
English, Danish, Dutch, Esperanto, Estonian, French, German, Japanese, Italian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (Portuguese), Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Turkish language support.
Online help system.
Optional anonymous message receivers.
Integrated support for HKP keyservers (
Clears signed patch files which can still be processed by patch.
and many more thingsā€¦.

To install GnuPG modern (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco install gnupg-modern

To upgrade GnuPG modern (Install), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:

C:\> choco upgrade gnupg-modern


  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName= 'gnupg-modern'
    $toolsDir   = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
    $url        = ''
    $checksum32 = 'b0ffe2c0153046d4ce9ca2ef2bb68cdfede19bec9db597bad6ae0c84049b59a0'
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName   = $packageName
      unzipLocation = $toolsDir
      fileType      = 'EXE'
      url           = $url
      softwareName  = 'GNU Privacy Guard*'
      checksum      = $checksum32
      checksumType  = 'sha256'
      silentArgs   = '/S'
      validExitCodes= @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
  • tools\chocolateyuninstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName = 'gnupg-modern'
    $softwareName = 'GNU Privacy Guard*'
    $installerType = 'EXE' 
    $silentArgs = '/S'
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    $uninstalled = $false
    [array]$key = Get-UninstallRegistryKey -SoftwareName $softwareName
    if ($key.Count -eq 1) {
      $key | % { 
        $file = "$($_.UninstallString)"
        Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName $packageName `
                                    -FileType $installerType `
                                    -SilentArgs "$silentArgs" `
                                    -ValidExitCodes $validExitCodes `
                                    -File "$file"
    } elseif ($key.Count -eq 0) {
      Write-Warning "$packageName has already been uninstalled by other means."
    } elseif ($key.Count -gt 1) {
      Write-Warning "$key.Count matches found!"
      Write-Warning "To prevent accidental data loss, no programs will be uninstalled."
      Write-Warning "Please alert package maintainer the following keys were matched:"
      $key | % {Write-Warning "- $_.DisplayName"}

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Werner Koch
  • The GnuPG Project


Copyright 1998--2015 The GnuPG Project


Release Notes

Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
GnuPG modern (Install) 2.2.11 211 Thursday, November 8, 2018 approved
GnuPG modern (Install) 2.2.10 340 Friday, August 31, 2018 approved
GnuPG modern (Install) 2.2.9 272 Thursday, July 12, 2018 approved
GnuPG modern (Install) 2.2.8 261 Monday, June 11, 2018 approved
GnuPG modern (Install) 2.2.7 339 Wednesday, May 2, 2018 approved
GnuPG modern (Install) 2.2.6 296 Wednesday, April 11, 2018 approved
GnuPG modern (Install) 2.2.5 347 Friday, February 23, 2018 approved
GnuPG modern (Install) 2.2.4 360 Friday, December 22, 2017 approved
GnuPG modern (Install) 2.2.3 287 Tuesday, November 21, 2017 approved
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