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Downloads of v 3.10:


Last Update:

18 Oct 2016

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Packetizer
  • Inc.


encrypt aes aescrypt security admin


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3.10 | Updated: 18 Oct 2016



Downloads of v 3.10:


Software Author(s):

  • Packetizer
  • Inc.

AESCrypt 3.10

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Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged:

This package was submitted (and approved) prior to automated virus scanning integration into the package moderation processs.

We recommend clicking the "Details" link to make your own decision on installing this package.

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


To uninstall AESCrypt, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


Deployment Method:


This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Enter Your Internal Repository Url

(this should look similar to https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/)

2. Setup Your Environment

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

2. Get the package into your environment

  • 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 https://community.chocolatey.org/api/v2/. 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. Copy Your Script

choco upgrade aescrypt -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO 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 aescrypt -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" 

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install aescrypt
    name: aescrypt
    version: '3.10'
    state: present

See docs at https://docs.ansible.com/ansible/latest/modules/win_chocolatey_module.html.

chocolatey_package 'aescrypt' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '3.10'

See docs at https://docs.chef.io/resource_chocolatey_package.html.

cChocoPackageInstaller aescrypt
    Name     = "aescrypt"
    Version  = "3.10"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at https://github.com/chocolatey/cChoco.

package { 'aescrypt':
  ensure   => '3.10',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at https://forge.puppet.com/puppetlabs/chocolatey.

4. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

Package Approved

This package was approved by moderator flcdrg on 19 Oct 2016.


AES Crypt is a file encryption software available on several operating systems that uses the industry standard Advanced Encryption Standard (AES) to easily and securely encrypt files.

You do not need to be an expert to use AES Crypt, nor do you need to understand cryptography. When using Windows, the only thing you need to do is right-click on a file, select AES Encrypt or AES Decrypt, enter a password, and AES Crypt will do the rest. On a Mac, you can drag a file to the AES Crypt program and provide the required password. On the command line, one can execute the "aescrypt" command with name of the file and password to use to encrypt or decrypt. For Java and C# developers, there is also a Java and C# library available that can read and write AES-encrypted files from within your application.

Using a powerful 256-bit encryption algorithm, AES Crypt can safely secure your most sensitive files. Once a file is encrypted, you do not have to worry about a person reading your sensitive information, as an encrypted file is completely useless without the password. It simply cannot be read.

AES Crypt is the perfect tool for anyone who carries sensitive information with them while traveling, uploads sensitive files to servers on the Internet, or wishes to protect sensitive information from being stolen from the home or office. AES Crypt is also the perfect solution for those who wish to backup information and store that data at a bank, in a cloud-based storage service, and any place where sensitive files might be accessible by someone else.

Best of all, AES Crypt is completely free open source software. Since it is open source, several people have contributed to the software and have reviewed the software source code to ensure that it works properly to secure information. Most important to most users, though, is the fact that the software is available at no cost. You are free to use this software in your business, at home, or in your own open source development projects.

md5: F7A33CB5E7E753784066C761F627F53F | sha1: 08B10541052B179A81780283F500F855F6FB61BD | sha256: 1A82E6638061E617F9BFC4647C6C5948A32D4201B5569E8C5CBB488D2A1FC1B3 | sha512: 26536CB5A5A13737936C00A6637911A13476EEA2F09251F643F7D63DC7F9D66713EC787E7926D1121F8491980A073781ECB9529D88279D13B4F90B17370C17AA
md5: E738DA4DDDE4EC6A45F0E5E64ACC99AA | sha1: BD7D7AAB63690429EDA5D715D7199FA1EA658FEA | sha256: AA96E7FACF48235B091B01453AE6290860B1FF28889026E72936172875EFE70C | sha512: 1BF3191EBCA190D28750BA59AA0BB93D0006B8804C377764E7B6358ACFDFCC6EA3676D3FD4033C2BB0DD0EB69EC35DC010BA761C3CF91F85D1A3EA765D1A854B
md5: 2FC059C5A13ED93E0F0F9981C83D5CEB | sha1: 3AD2180336AC3186E9319A9C50AD7D604A2BA747 | sha256: 7E6A441F9D6975595129C5A5F57BFA3159CFDF65997A3FBAFB1897A188B76043 | sha512: AB3E5812CB73A2FD5A74693A1A2AA3ABA06AC56C2F6F019E84A9EDC368C919A5C1891B38B571E75FF60CF6B3CD2D3C8B0EB3AAF38F8BF8C2C4E82D71AC26FF3A
$packageName = 'aescrypt'
$scriptPath = $(Split-Path -Parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)
$fileType = 'msi'
$silentArgs = '/quiet'
$url = Join-Path $scriptPath 'AESCrypt32.msi'
$url64 = Join-Path $scriptPath 'AESCrypt64.msi'

Install-ChocolateyPackage $packageName $fileType $silentArgs $url $url64

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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.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
AESCrypt 3.0.9 803 Saturday, November 8, 2014 Approved

A bug was reported and verified relating to the Windows GUI version of AES Crypt. The issue observed is that if the last write operation when creating an AES Crypt file would fail due to lack of disk space (either artificial or due to limitations of the file system), the write failure would not be detected. This caused data to be lost at the end of the output file.

In theory, the same issue exists on Linux and Mac (GUI and command-line), though I could not reproduce the same issue. On Linux, at least, it seemed to catch the error. Nonetheless, I put code in place to watch for that on all platforms.

The Windows code has been updated to 3.10, as has the Linux source code (also 3.10). I still do not have binary versions for Linux or Mac, but those will get built as soon as possible. For consistency sake, I'll make all versions "3.10" once the other packages are updated, so you'll know if you're running older code or not.

This package has no dependencies.

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