Downloads of v 180.0:


Last Update:

14 Feb 2020

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • London Trust Media
  • Inc.


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Private Internet Access

180.0 | Updated: 14 Feb 2020



Downloads of v 180.0:



Software Author(s):

  • London Trust Media
  • Inc.

Private Internet Access 180.0

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Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


To install Private Internet Access, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Private Internet Access, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Private Internet Access, 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 pia -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 pia -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 pia installed
    name: pia
    state: present
    version: 180.0
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

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chocolatey_package 'pia' do
  action    :install
  version  '180.0'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: pia,
    Version: 180.0,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller pia
   Name     = 'pia'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '180.0'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'pia':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '180.0',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install pia version="180.0" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 14 Feb 2020.


Why should I use PIA?

  • Protect Your Privacy and Identity
  • Unblock Censorship Filters
  • Connect Through Our VPN Tunnel in Seconds!

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$toolsDir       = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
$ahkExe         = 'AutoHotKey'
$ahkFile        = Join-Path $toolsDir "piaInstall.ahk"

Start-Process $ahkExe $ahkFile

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = 'pia'
  fileType       = 'exe'
  url            = ''
  checksum       = 'f1ecd28293618aee8e39728882090d9400218bd1078f8867a149af114dbdc10b'
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
  silentArgs     = ''
  validExitCodes = @(0)
  softwareName   = 'pia*'
  url64          = ''
  checksum64     = 'd27a66e9585ee78e2f60d1c0b380643757f7ec7e8044cf23ebc522230ecf4d55'
  checksumType64 = 'sha256'
Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs
#NoEnv  ; Recommended for performance and compatibility with future AutoHotkey releases.
SendMode Input  ; Recommended for new scripts due to its superior speed and reliability.
SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%  ; Ensures a consistent starting directory.
SetTitleMatchMode, 2 ; A window's title can contain WinTitle anywhere inside it to be a match. 

Loop, 10000
sleep 10000
IfWinExist, Replace existing version?
  Send {y}

sleep 50000

IfWinExist, Windows Security
  Send {i}

sleep 100000

IfWinExist, Private Internet Access
  Run, %comspec% /c "taskkill /F /T /IM pia-service.exe"
  Run, %comspec% /c "taskkill /F /T /IM pia-client.exe"

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

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.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Private Internet Access 170.0 1000 Thursday, December 12, 2019 Approved
Private Internet Access 161.0 330 Thursday, December 5, 2019 Approved
Private Internet Access 160.0 456 Thursday, November 21, 2019 Approved
Private Internet Access 151.0 831 Thursday, October 10, 2019 Approved
Private Internet Access 140.0 653 Thursday, September 5, 2019 Approved
Private Internet Access 133.0 739 Friday, July 19, 2019 Approved
Private Internet Access 132.0 290 Friday, July 12, 2019 Approved
Private Internet Access 121.02688 636 Wednesday, June 5, 2019 Approved
Private Internet Access 120.02681 171 Sunday, June 2, 2019 Approved
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