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This package was approved as a trusted package on 2/22/2017.

PuTTY is a free implementation of Telnet and SSH for Windows and Unix platforms, along with an xterm terminal emulator.


Use of PuTTY, PSCP, PSFTP and Plink is illegal in countries where encryption is outlawed.
We believe it is legal to use PuTTY, PSCP, PSFTP and Plink in England and Wales and in many other countries, but we are not lawyers, and so if in doubt you should seek legal advice before downloading it.
You may find useful information at, which collects information on cryptography laws in many countries, but we can't vouch for its correctness.

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

C:\> choco install putty --version 0.68

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

C:\> choco upgrade putty --version 0.68


  • update.ps1 Show
    import-module au
    $releases = ""
    function global:au_SearchReplace {
        "$($Latest.PackageName).nuspec" = @{
          "(\<dependency .+?`"$($Latest.PackageName).portable`" version=)`"([^`"]+)`"" = "`$1`"[$($Latest.Version)]`""
    function global:au_GetLatest {
      $download_page = Invoke-WebRequest -Uri $releases -UseBasicParsing
      $reInstaller  = "putty-(.+)-installer.msi"
      $url32Installer = $download_page.links | Where-Object href -match $reInstaller | Select-Object -First 1 -expand href
      $version = $matches[1] 
      $filename32Installer = [IO.Path]::GetFileName($url32Installer)
      $rePortable  = ""
      $url32Portable = $download_page.links | Where-Object href -match $rePortable | Select-Object -First 1 -expand href
      $filename32Portable = [IO.Path]::GetFileName($url32Portable)
      return @{
        URL32Installer = $url32Installer
        FileName32Installer = $filename32Installer
        URL32Portable = $url32Portable
        FileName32Portable = $filename32Portable
        Version = $version
    if ($MyInvocation.InvocationName -ne '.') { # run the update only if script is not sourced
      update -ChecksumFor none

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Package Maintainer(s)

Software Author(s)

  • Simon Tatham


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
PuTTY 343280 Tuesday, December 19, 2017 approved
PuTTY 0.70 163133 Saturday, July 8, 2017 approved
PuTTY 0.69 72104 Saturday, April 29, 2017 approved
PuTTY 15491 Wednesday, April 12, 2017 approved
PuTTY 0.68 34591 Wednesday, February 22, 2017 approved
PuTTY 0.67 139951 Monday, March 21, 2016 approved
PuTTY 0.66 23110 Saturday, November 7, 2015 approved
PuTTY 0.65 15674 Saturday, July 25, 2015 approved
PuTTY 0.64 22077 Saturday, February 28, 2015 approved
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