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This package was approved by moderator mkevenaar on 2/22/2019.

Retroshare establish encrypted connections between you and your friends to create a network of computers, and provides various distributed services on top of it: forums, channels, chat, mail... Retroshare is fully decentralized, and designed to provide maximum security and anonymity to its users beyond direct friends. Retroshare is entirely free and open-source software. It is available on Android, Linux, MacOS and Windows. There are no hidden costs, no ads and no terms of service.

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

C:\> choco install retroshare

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

C:\> choco upgrade retroshare


  • tools\chocolateyInstall.ps1 Show
    $ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'
    $packageArgs = @{
      packageName    = 'retroshare'
      url            = ''
      checksum       = '089be9d06c009778cdf81eaf8e47f24c53d2e3e62dd7424a57ce1dfc5ce27362'
      checksumType   = 'sha256'
      installerType  = 'exe'
      silentArgs    = '/S'
      validExitCodes = @(0)
    Install-ChocolateyPackage @packageArgs

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  • retroshare


Version History

Version Downloads Last updated Status
RetroShare 0.6.4 340 Friday, April 6, 2018 approved
RetroShare 452 Sunday, February 21, 2016 approved
RetroShare 257 Monday, June 29, 2015 approved
RetroShare 418 Tuesday, December 17, 2013  
RetroShare 0.5.5 338 Tuesday, December 17, 2013  

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