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Logo Gpg4win.png
Developer(s)The Gpg4win Initiative
Stable release3.1.7 (with GnuPG 2.2.15) (March 28, 2019; 21 days ago (2019-03-28)) [±][1]
Preview release3.1.4-beta10 (with GnuPG 2.2.10) (October 15, 2018; 6 months ago (2018-10-15)) [±][2]
Operating systemWindows
TypeEncryption software
LicenseGNU GPL and other free software licenses[which?]

Gpg4win is an email and file encryption package for most versions of Microsoft Windows, which uses GnuPG public-key cryptography for data encryption and digital signatures.

The original creation of Gpg4win was supported by Germany's Federal Office for Information Security,[3][4] however Gpg4win and all included tools are free and open source software, and it is typically the non-proprietary option for privacy recommended[5][6] to Windows users.

Contents of Gpg4win Installer[edit]

  • GnuPG: the core encryption tool
  • Certificate managers
    • Kleopatra: certificate manager for OpenPGP and X.509
    • GPA: an alternate certificate manager (GNU) for OpenPGP and X.509
  • Plugins for email and file encryption
  • Gpg4win Compendium: introduction to encryption (OpenPGP and X.509) and user manual for Gpg4win

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Gpg4win change history". Andre Heinecke. 2019-03-28. Retrieved 2019-03-28.
  2. ^ "Gpg4win-Beta download directory". Andre Heinecke. 2018-10-15. Retrieved 2018-10-16.
  3. ^ "Creation of Gpg4win was supported by the German Federal Office for Information Security (BSI).",
  4. ^ "Germany's Federal Office for Information Security (BSI) 2006...funded the development of GPG4win,
  5. ^ "Encrypted e-mail: How much annoyance will you tolerate to keep the NSA away?", Peter Bright and Dan Goodin, June 15, 2013, Ars Technica
  6. ^ "Gpg4win: Powerful Encryption for Free" Erez Zukerman, Dec 5 2011, PCWorld

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