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Downloads of v 0.25.0:


Last Update:

13 May 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Viktor Elofsson


picotorrent admin torrent bittorrent


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0.25.0 | Updated: 13 May 2021



Downloads of v 0.25.0:



Software Author(s):

  • Viktor Elofsson

PicoTorrent 0.25.0

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This Package Contains an Exempted Check

Not All Tests Have Passed

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Exemption:

the installation fails because the VC++ redistributable fails to install in the test environment. In a realistic scenario, the package will install successfully.


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files

Learn More

Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


To uninstall PicoTorrent, 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

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 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 picotorrent -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 picotorrent -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 picotorrent
    name: picotorrent
    version: '0.25.0'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'picotorrent' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '0.25.0'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller picotorrent
    Name     = "picotorrent"
    Version  = "0.25.0"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'picotorrent':
  ensure   => '0.25.0',
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  source   => 'INTERNAL REPO URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

4. 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.

Package Approved

This package was approved as a trusted package on 13 May 2021.


PicoTorrent is designed to be a friendly BitTorrent client for Windows with high performance and low memory usage.

At a glance

  • Strong encryption with support for tunneling via I2P, SOCKS4, SOCKS5 and HTTP(S)
  • Works with both IPv4 and IPv6
  • Multi-lingual user interface
  • Free, open source, with a great community

Native look and feel

PicoTorrent is built directly on the Windows APIs and will look native on all supported Windows platforms.

Privacy oriented

Setting up a proxy connection is easy. PicoTorrent supports I2P, SOCKS4, SOCKS5 and HTTP(S) proxies as well as strong encryption.

picotorrent screenshot

#Install-VirtualPackage 'picotorrent.portable' 'picotorrent.install'

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.

Add to Builder Version Downloads Last Updated Status
PicoTorrent 0.24.0 1221 Wednesday, January 6, 2021 Approved
PicoTorrent 0.23.0 705 Friday, November 13, 2020 Approved
PicoTorrent 0.22.0 533 Saturday, October 10, 2020 Approved
PicoTorrent 0.21.0 421 Sunday, September 20, 2020 Approved
PicoTorrent 0.20.0 330 Tuesday, September 8, 2020 Approved
PicoTorrent 0.19.0 244 Thursday, September 3, 2020 Approved
PicoTorrent 0.18.0 1378 Friday, January 24, 2020 Approved
PicoTorrent 0.17.0 574 Saturday, October 26, 2019 Approved
PicoTorrent 0.16.1 156 Friday, October 25, 2019 Approved
PicoTorrent 0.16.0 121 Wednesday, October 23, 2019 Approved
PicoTorrent 0.15.0 675 Tuesday, April 9, 2019 Approved
PicoTorrent 0.14.2 704 Sunday, April 15, 2018 Approved
PicoTorrent 0.12.0 993 Monday, November 28, 2016 Approved
PicoTorrent 0.11.1 423 Saturday, November 5, 2016 Approved
PicoTorrent 0.11.0 361 Thursday, November 3, 2016 Approved
PicoTorrent 0.10.0 527 Thursday, April 28, 2016 Approved
PicoTorrent 0.9.0 479 Tuesday, March 22, 2016 Approved
PicoTorrent 0.8.0 403 Thursday, March 17, 2016 Approved
PicoTorrent 0.7.0 468 Sunday, February 21, 2016 Approved
PicoTorrent 0.6.0 414 Sunday, February 14, 2016 Approved
PicoTorrent 0.5.0 420 Thursday, February 4, 2016 Approved
PicoTorrent 0.4.0 413 Monday, January 18, 2016 Approved
PicoTorrent 0.3.0 418 Sunday, December 13, 2015 Approved
PicoTorrent 0.2.1 344 Monday, November 23, 2015 Approved
PicoTorrent 0.1.0 385 Wednesday, November 18, 2015 Approved
Discussion for the PicoTorrent Package

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