Turning off GPG-Agent on default install of GPG4Win 2.0.0

Allen Schultz allen.schultz at gmail.com
Fri Sep 11 00:51:32 CEST 2009

Henk M. de Bruijn wrote:
> Allen Schultz schreef:
>> Henk M. de Bruijn wrote:
>>> I checked but even after setting off the option to install GPA. The
>>> relevant files are still installed and when closing the preference menu
>>> a menu keeps on popping up about GPA and the passphrase.
>>> I don't know which files are involved.
>> I think I figured ot what is acting as the gpg-agent in this newer
>> install. Since they dropped WinPT and added Kleopatra, the interface
>> changed to this (to me) annoying pinentry.exe asking for my passphrase.
>> I think I will install component by component myself and try it out that
>> way.
> Please let me(us) know the result?

Ok. Got it back to what I want it to do. I don't know what agent
demanded the attention of my passphrase, but it's not in the default GPG
package I can see.

Here is what I did, regardless of what other GPG enabled products I have

1. Uninstall GPG4Win.
2. Download/Installed GnuPG 1.4.10b compiled for Microsoft Windows from
3. Update PATH to find new GPG install directory.
4. Now restart any program you have requiring GPG features. This could
be done before the uninstall.

I'm back to the normal agents that need the passphrase for the programs

Nothing else, nor is WinPT installed from that GPG4Win package. I still
do have GPGShell (the german version) still installed on my computer.

Allen Schultz
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