Downloads of v 1.19.110:


Last Update:

08 Nov 2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Nir Sofer


utility tools admin nirsoft


This is not the latest version of NirLauncher available.

1.19.110 | Updated: 08 Nov 2016



Downloads of v 1.19.110:



Software Author(s):

  • Nir Sofer

NirLauncher 1.19.110

This is not the latest version of NirLauncher available.

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


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


To uninstall NirLauncher, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade nirlauncher -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade nirlauncher -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure nirlauncher installed
    name: nirlauncher
    state: present
    version: 1.19.110
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

chocolatey_package 'nirlauncher' do
  action    :install
  version  '1.19.110'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: nirlauncher,
    Version: 1.19.110,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller nirlauncher
   Name     = 'nirlauncher'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1.19.110'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'nirlauncher':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1.19.110',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install nirlauncher version="1.19.110" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 08 Nov 2016.


NirLauncher is a package of more than 180 portable freeware utilities for Windows, all of them developed by NirSoft.

NirLauncher Features

  • NirLauncher can be used from USB flash drive without need of any installation.
  • NirLauncher and all the utilities in the package are completely freeware, without any Spyware/Adware/Malware. This package doesn't contain any 3-party software, toolbars, Web browser plugins, or other unwanted surprises. It will not install any software on your system and it will not change your Web browser homepage or other settings on your system.
  • NirLauncher package includes variety of tools that you may need for your daily computer use, including utilities to recover lost passwords, to monitor your network, to view and extract cookies, cache, and other information stored by your Web browser, to search files in your system, and more...
  • For every utility in the package, you can easily run it, view the help file, or jump to the Web page of the utility.
  • When using it from USB flash drive, the configuration of every utility is saved into .cfg file on the flash drive.
  • On x64 systems, NirLauncher automatically run the x64 version of the utility, when there is a separated x64 version
  • NirLauncher also allows to add more software packages in additional to the main NirSoft package.
  • NirLauncher allows you generate plugin files for BartPE (Launcher -> Generate BartPE Plugin Files), so you can easily use the utilities of NirSoft from a bootable live windows CD.

Package Parameters

  • Sysinternals
    Add sysinternals tools to the launcher: choco install nirlauncher --params /Sysinternals.

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageName   = 'nirlauncher'
$url32         = ''
$checksum32    = '0f0db14d2a0595459f7e4a3e61b7a281016d7f6767de2a9cb2e2713a254deea9'
$download_path = "$env:TEMP\chocolatey\$packageName\$Env:ChocolateyPackageVersion\"
$install_path  = "$(Get-ToolsLocation)\NirLauncher"

$options =  @{ [email protected]{ Referer = '' } }
Get-WebFile -Url $url32 -FileName $download_path -Options $options

Write-Host "Installing $packageName to '$install_path'"
$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = $packageName
  url            = $download_path
  url64Bit       = $download_path
  checksum       = $checksum32
  checksum64     = $checksum32
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
  checksumType64 = 'sha256'
  unzipLocation  = $install_path
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

if (Get-ProcessorBits 64) {
    Write-Host '64 bit architecture - overwriting x32 apps with x64 versions'
    mv $install_path\Nirsoft\x64\* $install_path\Nirsoft -force
    rm $install_path\Nirsoft\x64 -ea 0
Install-ChocolateyPath $install_path\Nirsoft "Machine"

$launcher_path = "$install_path\$packageName.exe"
Register-Application $launcher_path
Write-Host "$packageName registered as $packageName"

Install-BinFile $packageName $launcher_path

Write-Host "Removing shims from older package installs if needed"
ls $install_path\Nirsoft\*.exe | % { Uninstall-BinFile $_.Name }

if ($Env:ChocolateyPackageParameters -match '/SysInternals($| )') {
    Write-Host 'SysInternals utilities will be added'

    $sysinternals_dir = gcm autoruns.exe -ea 0 | select -Expand Source | Split-Path
    if (!$sysinternals_dir) { Write-Warning 'Sysinternals tools are not on the PATH' }

    #Download nlp
    Get-WebFile -Url -FileName $sysinternals_dir\sysinternals2.nlp 3>$null
    rm $sysinternals_dir/*.istext -ea 0

    #Configure nirlauncher
    $nircfg = gc $install_path\NirLauncher.cfg -Raw
    if ($nircfg -notmatch '\[Package1\]') {
        $nircfg = $nircfg.Replace("PackageCount=1", "PackageCount=2")
        $nircfg += "[Package1]`nfilename=$sysinternals_dir\sysinternals2.nlp"
        $nircfg | Out-File $install_path\NirLauncher.cfg -Encoding ascii
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$packageName  = 'nirlauncher'
$install_path = "$(Get-ToolsLocation)\NirLauncher"

Write-Host "Removing $packageName from the '$install_path'"
rm $install_path -Recurse -Force -ea 0

$new_path = $Env:Path.Replace(";$install_path\Nirsoft", '')
if ($new_path -eq $Env:PATH) { return }
Write-Host "Removing $packageName from system PATH"
[System.Environment]::SetEnvironmentVariable('PATH', $new_path, 'Machine')

Write-Host "Removing $packageName shim"
Uninstall-BinFile $packageName

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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).

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
NirLauncher 1.23.33 1580 Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Approved
NirLauncher 1.23.32 1587 Tuesday, September 29, 2020 Approved
NirLauncher 1.23.31 1630 Tuesday, September 15, 2020 Approved
NirLauncher 1.23.30 1469 Tuesday, September 1, 2020 Approved
NirLauncher 1.23.28 2197 Tuesday, August 4, 2020 Approved
NirLauncher 1.23.27 1550 Monday, July 20, 2020 Approved
NirLauncher 1.23.26 20 Tuesday, July 7, 2020 Approved
NirLauncher 1.23.25 2108 Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Approved

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