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Last Update:

15 Dec 2018

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Werner Koch
  • The GnuPG Project


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GnuPG modern (Install)

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2.2.12 | Updated: 15 Dec 2018



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Software Author(s):

  • Werner Koch
  • The GnuPG Project

GnuPG modern (Install) 2.2.12

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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€¦.

$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
$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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