Authy Desktop Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Authy is a free desktop app for two-factor authentication, as well as security partner and SMS delivery service of many websites that want to make two-factor authentication work better for their users. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Authy Desktop from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Authy Desktop Silently

Authy Desktop 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://authy.com/download/
  2. Select Windows 32-bit under the Desktop Direct Download
  3. Download the “Authy Desktop Setup x.y.z.exe” to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command: “Authy Desktop Setup x.y.z.exe” -s
  7. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Authy Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Authy Desktop
Vendor:Twilio Inc.
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:"Authy Desktop Setup x.y.z.exe" -s
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%LocalAppData%\authy\Update.exe" --uninstall -s
Download Link:https://authy.com/download/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/authy-desktop-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

Authy Desktop 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://authy.com/download/
  2. Select Windows 64-bit under the Desktop Direct Download
  3. Download the “Authy Desktop Setup x.y.z.exe” to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  4. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  5. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  6. Enter the following command: “Authy Desktop Setup x.y.z.exe” -s
  7. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Authy Desktop Shortcut appear. You will also find entries in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Authy Desktop
Vendor:Twilio Inc.
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:"Authy Desktop Setup x.y.z.exe" -s
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%LocalAppData%\authy\Update.exe" --uninstall -s
Download Link:https://authy.com/download/
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/authy-desktop-install-and-uninstall-powershell/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download links provided take you directly to the vendors website.


How to Uninstall Authy Desktop Silently

Check out the Authy Desktop Install and Uninstall (PowerShell) post for a scripted solution.

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command:

Authy Desktop Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%LocalAppData%\authy\Update.exe" --uninstall -s

Always make sure to test everything in a development environment prior to implementing anything into production. The information in this article is provided “As Is” without warranty of any kind.

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