NewsLeecher Silent Install (How-To Guide)


NewsLeecher is a binary Usenet client for the Microsoft Windows operating system. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of NewsLeecher from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install NewsLeecher Silently

NewsLeecher Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the NewsLeecher 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:
    • nl_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:NewsLeecher
Vendor:NewsLeecher
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:nl_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\NewsLeecher\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\NewsLeecher\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://www.newsleecher.com/download/final/

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

Create an Installation Log File

The NewsLeecher installer offers the option to generate a log file during installation to assist with troubleshooting should any problems arise. You can use the following commands to create a verbose log file with details about the installation.

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NewsLeecher Silent Install (EXE) with Logging

nl_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\NewsLeecher-Install.log"

Change Default Installation Directory

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

nl_setup.exe /DIR="C:\NewsLeecher" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Exclude NewsLeecher Desktop Shortcut During Install

The NewsLeecher installer creates a desktop shortcut by default. If you do not want the desktop shortcut, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude it.

NewsLeecher Silent Install with No Desktop Shortcut

nl_setup.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

How to Uninstall NewsLeecher 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:

NewsLeecher Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\NewsLeecher\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

NewsLeecher Silent Uninstall (EXE) on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\NewsLeecher\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

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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