Fiddler Silent Install (How-To Guide)


Fiddler is a web debugging proxy for any browser, application, or process. Fiddler allows you to log and inspect all HTTP(S) traffic between your computer and the Internet, mock requests, and diagnose network issues. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Fiddler from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Fiddler Silently

Fiddler Everywhere Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Fiddler Everywhere Installer
  2. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command:
    • "Fiddler Everywhere x.y.z.exe" /S /D="C:\Program Files (x86)\Fiddler"
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Fiddler Everywhere
Vendor:Progress Software Corporation
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:"Fiddler Everywhere x.y.z.exe" /S /D="C:\Program Files (x86)\Fiddler"
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Fiddler\Uninstall Fiddler Everywhere.exe" /currentuser /S
Download Link:https://api.getfiddler.com/win/latest

Fiddler Classic Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the Fiddler Classic Installer
  2. Download the file to a folder created at (C:\Downloads)
  3. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  4. Navigate to the C:\Downloads folder
  5. Enter the following command: FiddlerSetup.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

After a few moments you should see the Fiddler shortcut in the Start Menu, Installation Directory, and Programs and Features in the Control Panel.

Software Title:Progress Telerik Fiddler
Vendor:Progress Software Corporation
Architecture:x86_x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:FiddlerSetup.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%LocalAppData%\Programs\Fiddler\uninst.exe" /S
Download Link:https://telerik-fiddler.s3.amazonaws.com/fiddler/FiddlerSetup.exe

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. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.


Additional Configurations

Disable Check For Updates

Fiddler Classic Disable Auto Update

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command & press Enter:
    • Note: This is a Per User Setting
REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Fiddler2" /v CheckForUpdates /t REG_SZ /d False /f

Disable Telemetry

Fiddler Classic Disable Telemetry

  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter the following command & press Enter:
    • Note: This is a Per User Setting
REG ADD "HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Fiddler2" /v SendTelemetry /t REG_SZ /d False /f

How to Uninstall Fiddler Silently

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

Fiddler Everywhere Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Fiddler\Uninstall Fiddler Everywhere.exe" /currentuser /S
"%LocalAppData%\Programs\Fiddler Everywhere\Uninstall Fiddler Everywhere.exe" /currentuser /S

Fiddler Classic Silent Uninstall (EXE)

"%LocalAppData%\Programs\Fiddler\uninst.exe" /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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