Downloads of v 3.08:


Last Update:

15 Feb 2013

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Markus Oberhumer
  • Laszlo Molnar
  • John Reiser


compression executable packer exepacker


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3.08 | Updated: 15 Feb 2013



Downloads of v 3.08:


Software Author(s):

  • Markus Oberhumer
  • Laszlo Molnar
  • John Reiser

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upx 3.08

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Deployment Method: Individual Install, Upgrade, & Uninstall

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


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


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


Deployment Method:

📝 NOTE: 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 upx -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'3.08'" [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 upx -y --source="'INTERNAL REPO URL'" --version="'3.08'" 

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

Exit $exitCode

- name: Install upx
    name: upx
    version: '3.08'
    state: present

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'upx' do
  action    :install
  source   'INTERNAL REPO URL'
  version  '3.08'

See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller upx
    Name     = "upx"
    Version  = "3.08"
    Source   = "INTERNAL REPO URL"

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'upx':
  ensure   => '3.08',
  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 was approved as a trusted package on 23 Jan 2020.


UPX achieves an excellent compression ratio and offers very fast decompression. Your executables suffer no memory overhead or other drawbacks for most of the formats supported, because of in-place decompression.

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
Ultimate Packer for eXecutables 3.95 20652 Saturday, February 9, 2019 Approved
Ultimate Packer for eXecutables 3.94 16442 Tuesday, October 31, 2017 Approved
Ultimate Packer for eXecutables 3.91 8535 Wednesday, July 8, 2015 Approved
upx 3.09 1329 Wednesday, June 12, 2013 Approved
upx 3.08 845 Friday, February 15, 2013 Approved
Ultimate Packer for eXecutables 3.07 378 Monday, May 16, 2016 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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