mIRC Silent Install (How-To Guide)

mIRC is a popular Internet Relay Chat client used by individuals and organizations to communicate, share, play and work with each other on IRC networks around the world. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of mIRC from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install mIRC Silently

mIRC Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://www.mirc.com/get.php
  2. Download the mircXXX.exe 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: mircXXX.exe /S
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:mIRC
Vendor:mIRC Co. Ltd.
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:mircXXX.exe /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\mIRC\uninstall.exe" /S
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\mIRC\uninstall.exe" /S
Download Link:https://www.mirc.com/get.php
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/mirc-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
Detection Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/create-a-custom-detection-script-for-mirc-powershell/

The information above provides a quick overview of the software title, vendor, silent install, and silent uninstall switches. The download link provided take you directly to the vendors website. Continue reading if you are interested in additional details and configurations.

Additional Configurations

Change the mIRC Default Installation Directory

You can also change the default installation directory by using the following command line parameters. In this example, I’m installing mIRC to “C:\mIRC”

mircXXX.exe /S /D=C:\mIRC

How to Uninstall mIRC Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

mIRC Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
mIRC Silent Uninstall (PowerShell)
  1. Open an Elevated Command Prompt by Right-Clicking on Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator
  2. Enter one of the following commands:

mIRC Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\mIRC\uninstall.exe" /S

mIRC Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\mIRC\uninstall.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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