SRWare Iron Silent Install (How-To Guide)


SRWare Iron is a Chromium-based web browser developed by the German company SRWare. It primarily aims to eliminate usage tracking and other privacy-compromising functionality that the Google Chrome browser includes. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of SRWare Iron from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install SRWare Iron Silently

SRWare Iron 32-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the SRWare Iron 32-bit 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:
    • srware_iron.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:SRWare Iron 32-bit
Vendor:SRWare
Architecture:x86
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:srware_iron.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (32-bit System)"%ProgramFiles%\SRWare Iron\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch (64-bit System)"%ProgramFiles(x86)%\SRWare Iron\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://www.srware.net/downloads/srware_iron.exe

SRWare Iron 64-bit Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Download the SRWare Iron 64-bit 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:
    • srware_iron64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:SRWare Iron 64-bit
Vendor:SRWare
Architecture:x64
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:srware_iron64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Silent Uninstall Switch:"%ProgramFiles%\SRWare Iron (64-Bit)\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART
Download Link:https://www.srware.net/downloads/srware_iron64.exe

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 SRWare Iron 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.

SRWare Iron 32-bit Silent Install with Logging

srware_iron.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\SRWareIron-Install.log"

SRWare Iron 64-bit Silent Install with Logging

srware_iron64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /LOG="%WINDIR%\Temp\SRWareIron64-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 SRWare Iron to “C:\SRWare Iron”

SRWare Iron 32-bit

srware_iron.exe /DIR="C:\SRWare Iron" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

SRWare Iron 64-bit

srware_iron64.exe /DIR="C:\SRWare Iron" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

Exclude SRWare Iron Desktop Shortcuts During Install

The SRWare Iron installer creates two desktop shortcuts by default. If you do not want the desktop shortcuts, then you can run the following command line switches to exclude them.

SRWare Iron 32-bit Silent Install with No Desktop Shortcuts

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

SRWare Iron 64-bit Silent Install with No Desktop Shortcuts

srware_iron64.exe /VERYSILENT /NORESTART /MERGETASKS=!desktopicon

How to Uninstall SRWare Iron 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:

SRWare Iron 32-bit Silent Uninstall on 32-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\SRWare Iron\unins000.exe" /VERYSILENT /NORESTART

SRWare Iron 32-bit Silent Uninstall on 64-bit System

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

SRWare Iron 64-bit Silent Uninstall on 64-bit System

"%ProgramFiles%\SRWare Iron (64-Bit)\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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