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Chocolatey Software | NirLauncher

Posted by jpluimers on 2021/12/27

The cool thing about the Chocolatey NirLauncher install, is that it not just installs the launcher in the path, but all the NirSoft tools.

I wanted it in the path initially because I needed InsideClipboard to do some investigation (I wrote a similar tool ages ago, but could not readily find the source or executable, but InsideClipboard is better anyway).

This is cool, as I now can start any of the NirSoft tools from the cmd prompt, including [WayBack] NirLauncher itself, [WayBack] InsideClipboard and [WayBack] NirCmd (so I can now set the sound volume to 25% by running nircmd setsysvolume 16000)

To install:

choco install --yes NirLauncher

An older WayBack link notes a few important issues about anti-virus tools:

  • False Positives: Many Antivirus programs display false alerts, saying that the password-recovery utilities of NirSoft are infected with Trojan/Virus/Malware; more info [WayBack].
  • Reporting false alerts: If your Antivirus software shows a false alert, you can use the following article that explains how to send a report about a false positive issue to your Antivirus company: How to Report False Positives to Antivirus Vendors [WayBack].

In spring 2020 when I wrote this, these tools were either quarantined or blocked:

  • high: C:\tools\NirLauncher\NirSoft\lsasecretsdump.exe
  • severe: C:\tools\NirLauncher\NirSoft\pstpassword.exe
  • high: C:\tools\NirLauncher\NirSoft\webbrowserpassview.exe
  • high: C:\tools\NirLauncher\NirSoft\rdpv.exe
  • high: C:\tools\NirLauncher\NirSoft\netpass.exe
  • high: C:\tools\NirLauncher\NirSoft\mailpv.exe
  • severe: C:\tools\NirLauncher\NirSoft\iepv.exe

[WayBack] Chocolatey Software | NirLauncher 1.23.17

Chocolatey is software management automation for Windows that wraps installers, executables, zips, and scripts into compiled packages. Chocolatey integrates w/SCCM, Puppet, Chef, etc. Chocolatey is trusted by businesses to manage software deployments.

Related: [WayBack] GitHub – rpavlik/nirsoft-chocolatey: Chocolatey packages for NirSoft utilities. I’m not associated with NirSoft, just like some of the stuff.



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