Downloads of v 1.5.0-rc2:


Last Update:

10 Feb 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Martin Karing


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ConfuserEx (CLI)

This is a prerelease version of ConfuserEx (CLI).

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1.5.0-rc2 | Updated: 10 Feb 2021



Downloads of v 1.5.0-rc2:



Software Author(s):

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ConfuserEx (CLI) 1.5.0-rc2

This is a prerelease version of ConfuserEx (CLI).

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Some Checks Have Failed or Are Not Yet Complete

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Failed


Scan Testing Resulted in Flagged as a Note:

At least one file within this package has greater than 0 detections, but less than 5


To install ConfuserEx (CLI), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade ConfuserEx (CLI), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall ConfuserEx (CLI), run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


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

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • 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 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. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade confuserex.commandline -y --source="'STEP 3 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 confuserex.commandline -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure confuserex.commandline installed
    name: confuserex.commandline
    state: present
    version: 1.5.0-rc2
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'confuserex.commandline' do
  action    :install
  version  '1.5.0-rc2'
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: confuserex.commandline,
    Version: 1.5.0-rc2,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller confuserex.commandline
   Name     = 'confuserex.commandline'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = '1.5.0-rc2'
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'confuserex.commandline':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '1.5.0-rc2',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install confuserex.commandline version="1.5.0-rc2" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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.

Learn more about chocolatey's distinction of installed versus portable apps and/or learn about this kind of package.

This package is exempt from moderation. While it is likely safe for you, there is more risk involved.

ConfuserEx is a open-source protector for .NET applications.
It is the successor of Confuser project.


  • Supports .NET Framework 2.0/3.0/3.5/4.0/4.5/4.6/4.7
  • Symbol renaming (Support WPF/BAML)
  • Protection against debuggers/profilers
  • Protection against memory dumping
  • Protection against tampering (method encryption)
  • Control flow obfuscation
  • Constant/resources encryption
  • Reference hiding proxies
  • Disable decompilers
  • Embedding dependency
  • Compressing output
  • Extensible plugin API
  • Many more are coming!

Commandline package

This package of ConfuserEx only contains the command line tools.
If you require the user interface as well, please use the ConfuserEx package.


Confuser.CLI.exe <path to project file>

The project file is a ConfuserEx Project (*.crproj).
The format of project file can be found in docs\

Verification is intended to assist the Chocolatey moderators and community
in verifying that this package's contents are trustworthy.

The archives containing the application can be downloaded from the Github releases
page of the project and can be verified like this:

1. Download the following installers:

2. You can use one of the following methods to obtain the checksum
  - Use powershell function 'Get-Filehash'
  - Use chocolatey utility 'checksum.exe'

  checksum type: SHA256
  checksum     : 3AEF8162CE6332FC44056CE0278970D33AEC9B3013EE0ECF0BD5F89117292952

File '' is obtained from <>
$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop'

$toolsDir = $(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)

$filePath = Join-Path $toolsDir ""

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName = 'confuserex.commandline'
  destination = "$toolsDir"
  file        = $filePath
Get-ChocolateyUnzip @packageArgs
Remove-Item $filePath
md5: 1DECA4ABA414F71DECCA0E821B2260EB | sha1: 8CA1B08F61656E33073D8364B9AFEAAE3C2C1DD9 | sha256: 3AEF8162CE6332FC44056CE0278970D33AEC9B3013EE0ECF0BD5F89117292952 | sha512: 0C965E43A13D3B9EAF7A7FEAE04691D0B8127208AAE048311BD41687E6F0278D852684A55530A3A7CEC42184EA5A0640997F988113605088870B9154CCADD821

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

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.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
ConfuserEx (CLI) 1.5.0-rc2 28 Wednesday, February 10, 2021 Exempted
ConfuserEx (CLI) 1.5.0-rc1 16 Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Exempted

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