Surfshark Silent Install (How-To Guide)

Surfshark is a secure VPN that encrypts your online data to help you stay private & protected every day, hassle-free. This article will serve as an informative guide and give you a clear understanding of how to perform a silent installation of Surfshark from the command line using the EXE installer.

How to Install Surfshark Silently

Surfshark Silent Install (EXE)

  1. Navigate to:
  2. Download the SurfsharkSetup.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: SurfsharkSetup.exe /exenoui /qn
  6. Press Enter

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

Software Title:Surfshark
Installer Type:EXE
Silent Install Switch:SurfsharkSetup.exe /exenoui /qn
Silent Uninstall Switch:SurfsharkSetup.exe /exenoui /qn REMOVE=ALL
Download Link:
PowerShell Script:
Detection Script:

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 a Surfshark Installation Log File

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

Surfshark Silent Install with Logging (Option 1)

SurfsharkSetup.exe /exenoui /exelog C:\Windows\Temp\Surfshark.log /qn

Surfshark Silent Install with Logging (Option 2)

SurfsharkSetup.exe /exenoui /qn /L*v "%WINDIR%\Temp\Surfshark-Install.log"

How to Uninstall Surfshark Silently

Check out the following posts for a scripted solution:

Surfshark Install and Uninstall (PowerShell)
Surfshark 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:

Surfshark Silent Uninstall (EXE)

SurfsharkSetup.exe /exenoui /qn REMOVE=ALL
VersionSurfshark Silent Uninstall String /x {AA4CE793-E9B3-4E37-9BD5-9410D6D6A9A7} /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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