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PuTTY (Install)

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This package is likely a meta/virtual (*) or an installer (*.install) or portable (*.portable) application package.
  • Meta/virtual (*) - has a dependency on the *.install or the *.portable package - it is provided for discoverability and for other packages to take a dependency on.
  • Portable (*.portable/*.commandline (deprecated naming convention)/*.tool (deprecated naming convention)) - usually zips or archives that require no administrative access to install.
  • Install (*.install/*.app (deprecated naming convention)) - uses native installers, usually requires administrative access to install.
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This package was approved as a trusted package on 3/17/2016.

PuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Windows and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator.
LEGAL WARNING: Use of PuTTY, PSCP, PSFTP and Plink is illegal in countries where encryption is outlawed. I believe it is legal to use PuTTY, PSCP, PSFTP and Plink in England and Wales and in many other countries, but I am not a lawyer and so if in doubt you should seek legal advice before downloading it.

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

C:\> choco install putty.install --version

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

C:\> choco upgrade putty.install --version


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $packageName = 'putty.install'
    $fileType = 'exe'
    $silentArgs = '/VERYSILENT'
    $url = ''
    Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $fileType $silentArgs $url

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This package has no dependencies.

Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Simon Tatham


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
PuTTY (Install) 0.71 260469 Saturday, March 16, 2019 approved
PuTTY (Install) 1085295 Tuesday, December 19, 2017 approved
PuTTY (Install) 0.70 571957 Saturday, July 8, 2017 approved
PuTTY (Install) 0.69 242269 Saturday, April 29, 2017 approved
PuTTY (Install) 105480 Wednesday, April 12, 2017 approved
PuTTY (Install) 0.68 542750 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 approved
PuTTY (Install) 0.67 13228 Monday, March 21, 2016 approved
PuTTY (Install) 1896 Thursday, March 17, 2016 approved
PuTTY (Install) 0.66 5783 Saturday, November 7, 2015 approved
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