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This package was approved as a trusted package on 3/11/2019.

Why should I use PIA?

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

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

C:\> choco install pia

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

C:\> choco upgrade pia


  • tools\piaInstall.ahk Show
    #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"
  • tools\chocolateyinstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';
    $packageName    = 'pia'
    $installerType  = 'exe'
    $url            = ''
    $checksum       = '8adaf7e48a8c0378b69f91d0057cdf24d2eab01ad5b10f3165331ca47f58a4d1'
    $checksumType   = 'sha256'
    $url64          = ''
    $checksum64     = 'aeabea7f3a489920b28fdfe1e113702a412d7e76353968f068048e8a938a2121'
    $checksumType64 = 'sha256'
    $toolsDir       = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
    $silentArgs     = ''
    $validExitCodes = @(0)
    $ahkExe         = 'AutoHotKey'
    $ahkFile        = Join-Path $toolsDir "piaInstall.ahk"
    Start-Process $ahkExe $ahkFile
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = $packageName
      fileType       = $installerType
      url            = $url
      silentArgs     = $silentArgs
      validExitCodes = $validExitCodes
      softwareName   = 'pia*'
      checksum       = $checksum
      checksumType   = $checksumType
      url64          = $url64
      checksum64     = $checksum64
      checksumType64 = $checksumType64
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • London Trust Media
  • Inc.


Copyright© London Trust Media, Inc. All Rights Reserved.


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
Private Internet Access 82.0 774 Monday, January 21, 2019 approved
Private Internet Access 81.0 1155 Friday, June 22, 2018 approved
Private Internet Access 80.0 303 Friday, May 25, 2018 approved
Private Internet Access 79.0 289 Thursday, April 26, 2018 approved
Private Internet Access 78.0 252 Saturday, March 31, 2018 approved
Private Internet Access 75.0 278 Thursday, December 28, 2017 approved

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