ProtonVPN Silent Install (How-To Guide)


ProtonVPN is a virtual private network service provider designed with security as the main focus. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of ProtonVPN from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install ProtonVPN Silently

ProtonVPN Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to: https://protonvpn.com/download
  2. Download the ProtonVPN_win_vx.y.z.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: ProtonVPN_win_vx.y.z.exe /exenoui /qn
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:ProtonVPN
Vendor:Proton Technologies AG
Version:2.0.1
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch (Step 1)ProtonVPN_win_vx.y.z.exe /exenoui /qn
Silent Install Switch (Step 2)TASKKILL /F /IM ProtonVPN.exe
Silent Uninstall Switch (Step 1)MsiExec.exe /x {78E8B570-4551-416B-8F87-6917E1EBBAF9} /qn AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1
Silent Uninstall Switch (Step 2)MsiExec.exe /x {87BDF456-9882-44E6-8FFC-F73B83E42EAD} /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch (Step 3)MsiExec.exe /x {B1EBF050-CC3E-45B0-9DE5-339C6241F3DA} /qn
Download Link:https://protonvpn.com/download
PowerShell Script:https://silentinstallhq.com/protonvpn-install-and-uninstall-powershell/
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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

Create an Installation Log File

You can 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.

ProtonVPN Silent Install with Logging (Option 1)

ProtonVPN_win_vx.y.z.exe /exenoui /exelog C:\Windows\Temp\ProtonVPN.log /qn
TASKKILL /F /IM ProtonVPN.exe

ProtonVPN Silent Install with Logging (Option 2)

ProtonVPN_win_vx.y.z.exe /exenoui /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\ProtonVPN-Install.log"
TASKKILL /F /IM ProtonVPN.exe

Disable Check for ProtonVPN Updates

ProtonVPN_win_vx.y.z.exe /exenoui /exenoupdates /qn
TASKKILL /F /IM ProtonVPN.exe

ProtonVPN Installer Command Line Options

Option:Description:
/extract <path>Extracts all files to <path>
/exenouiLaunches the EXE setup without UI
/exebasicuiLaunches the EXE setup with basic UI
/exelang <lang_id>Launches the EXE setup using the specified language
/listlangsList languages supported by the setup
/exelog <path_to_log_file>Creates a log file at the specified path
/proxyusername <username>Username used by the proxy
/proxypassword <password>Password used by the proxy
/exenoupdatesDoes not check for a new version
/aespasswordSets the password needed to install an AES encrypted package
/prereqs <prereq_id_list>Specifies which prerequisites to be installed
/noprereqsSkips prerequisite installation
/newinst <instance_id>Install new instance
/upgrdinst <instance_product_code>Upgrade an installed instance
/selinst <instance_product_code>Maintain an installed instance
/instname <new_instance_name>Change the instance Product Name when installing it
<msiOptions>Options for MsiExec.exe on running the MSI package

ProtonVPN Supported Languages

Country CodeLanguage
1033English (United States)
1031German (Germany)
1036French (France)
1065Persian (Iran)
1043Dutch (Netherlands)
1040Italian (Italy)
1045Polish (Poland)
2070Portuguese (Portugal)
1049Russian (Russia)
3082Spanish (Spain, International Sort)
1046Portuguese (Brazil)

How to Uninstall ProtonVPN Silently

Check out the ProtonVPN 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 commands:
VersionProtonVPN Silent Uninstall String
2.0.5MsiExec.exe /x {DF96D05F-8A80-4624-9625-EEC37D4576ED} /qn AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1
2.0.1MsiExec.exe /x {78E8B570-4551-416B-8F87-6917E1EBBAF9} /qn AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1
2.0.0MsiExec.exe /x {0102D7E4-DD33-494D-B34C-2DD6976A54B1} /qn AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1
1.27.2MsiExec.exe /x {452898A5-72C6-4C7A-91A7-AD9DE65E8187} /qn AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1
1.26.0MsiExec.exe /x {D84BF03F-46AB-491B-9185-56732D3C3C2D} /qn AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1
1.25.2MsiExec.exe /x {4C61AA40-5E08-4C1F-B353-3B0A3605E648} /qn AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1
1.25.0MsiExec.exe /x {5D8EB116-AEE3-4BA2-9431-E429F0924940} /qn AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1
1.24.2MsiExec.exe /x {FBEC385C-5D3B-4827-9879-F157FA9E349F} /qn AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1
1.24.1MsiExec.exe /x {57C4E518-CE13-4F6B-BA1C-647667ECACFE} /qn AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1
1.24.0MsiExec.exe /x {F3E73A9C-83B2-41B3-92CA-F116607FE318} /qn AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1
1.23.4MsiExec.exe /x {239B4CE9-E207-498C-8D22-446891111636} /qn AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1
1.22.2MsiExec.exe /x {657E5009-3D96-41DA-BDD9-36113EE99AE3} /qn AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1
1.21.2MsiExec.exe /x {36E3C911-5205-4C67-9F66-58C5A0F125DC} /qn AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1
1.20.4MsiExec.exe /x {31E6E510-4199-4F1A-94EB-C4A242DCFFFA} /qn AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1
1.20.3MsiExec.exe /x {F9E5055B-A5F1-4E15-821C-EE35DD62A676} /qn AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1
1.20.1MsiExec.exe /x {43B895EF-2E68-43A5-AF20-6FBAFDD52E05} /qn AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1
1.18.5MsiExec.exe /x {FFAFEA09-E7DA-4710-A278-7F0506C96829} /qn AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1
1.18.2MsiExec.exe /x {E1B7E6B6-393F-4DCB-BCA5-00000E00CC7A} /qn AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1
1.17.6MsiExec.exe /x {FD5DFEEE-C563-4D04-B3F4-E5C7D5F5B1E9} /qn AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1
1.17.5MsiExec.exe /x {D19979C9-8B5B-4500-AA6A-EF331F658074} /qn AI_UNINSTALLER_CTP=1

VersionProtonVPNTap Silent Uninstall String
1.1.4MsiExec.exe /x {87BDF456-9882-44E6-8FFC-F73B83E42EAD} /qn
1.1.3MsiExec.exe /x {5DA710E2-1B81-4675-BFC5-76BAF63AE1F6} /qn
1.1.1MsiExec.exe /x {526B21BC-E7BE-4CC9-AF49-20F7F11B9113} /qn
1.1.0MsiExec.exe /x {BCB82CD9-F514-4F93-A6D9-F898494DC927} /qn

VersionProtonVPNTun Silent Uninstall String
0.13.1MsiExec.exe /x {B1EBF050-CC3E-45B0-9DE5-339C6241F3DA} /qn
0.13.0MsiExec.exe /x {C953D354-0C14-4CB5-AB42-0A9E40F55857} /qn
0.10.0MsiExec.exe /x {10242617-4DA6-4E16-98D8-92B16E54BAEB} /qn

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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