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Blackbird | Updated: 16 Nov 2020



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To install Blackbird, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade Blackbird, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall Blackbird, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


NOTE: This applies to both open source and commercial editions of Chocolatey.

1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade blackbird -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade blackbird -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure blackbird installed
    name: blackbird
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

Coming early 2020! Central Managment Reporting available now! More information...

chocolatey_package 'blackbird' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: blackbird,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller blackbird
   Name     = 'blackbird'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'blackbird':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install blackbird version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

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This package was approved as a trusted package on 19 Nov 2020.



  • Blocks Telemetry Completely
  • Restores Privacy
  • Removes W10 Upgrade Popups
  • Portable, Restorable, Flexible
  • Free & Ad-free Forever
  • Updated & Simple to Use

Runs on all recent desktop editions (Home, Pro, etc.) and versions of Windows (Vista, 7, 8, 8.1, 10).
Server/pre-release versions are NOT supported so use at your own risk.

> "My antivirus reports Blackbird as malware.
> This seems to mostly happen with the 32bit version but we assure you, it's a false-positive. Use the 64bit version if possible, AVs seem to like it more for some reason. We suspect this occurs because of the nature and relative obscurity of our software (registry editing,telemetry dismantling,..) Some temporary files are created during usage but they are all deleted before you even exit the program."

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = 'blackbird'
  url            = '' 
  Url64          = ''
  checksum       = 'f5868bc1da1ffcd09d73918f81870e78dfd0602ba56191b936dd32770d301073'
  Checksum64     = '61fb8601f4da6d02313fa7740b4733a04570a22482141b88102b6d2cce336071'
  checksumType   = 'sha256'
  ChecksumType64 = 'sha256'
  UnzipLocation  = "$(Split-Path -parent $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition)"
  Options        = @{
    Headers = @{
    Accept = 'text/html,application/xhtml+xml,application/xml;q=0.9,*/*;q=0.8';
    'Accept-Charset' = 'ISO-8859-1,utf-8;q=0.7,*;q=0.3';
    'Accept-Language' = 'en-US,en;q=0.5';
    Referer = '';
Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs

Log in or click on link to see number of positives.

In cases where actual malware is found, the packages are subject to removal. Software sometimes has false positives. Moderators do not necessarily validate the safety of the underlying software, only that a package retrieves software from the official distribution point and/or validate embedded software against official distribution point (where distribution rights allow redistribution).

Chocolatey Pro provides runtime protection from possible malware.

Version Downloads Last Updated Status
Blackbird 136 Friday, October 23, 2020 Approved
Blackbird 790 Saturday, November 2, 2019 Approved
Blackbird 112 Friday, October 18, 2019 Approved
Blackbird 1.0.79 197 Saturday, August 17, 2019 Approved
Blackbird 1.0.78 96 Thursday, August 8, 2019 Approved
Blackbird 1.0.75 100 Thursday, July 25, 2019 Approved
Blackbird 1.0.60 167 Friday, June 21, 2019 Approved
Blackbird 1.0.40 366 Friday, March 15, 2019 Approved
Blackbird 1.0.28 331 Monday, October 1, 2018 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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