[Gpg4win-users-en] How do I prevent dirmngr.exe from starting up and running in the background?

Chris Marlow marlow.c at yandex.com
Wed Sep 3 18:30:42 CEST 2014


The current stable version, gpg4win-2.2.1, exhibits a rather unsettling behavior when installed on a Microsoft Windows OS.

After installation even when gpg4win is not launched, dirmngr.exe is running in the background, consuming some system resources. It might even be sending data back to servers controlled by the NSA, GCHQ, KGB or German BND.

Could the developers prevent dirmngr.exe from ever running in the background when gpg4win is not launched by the user?

Thanks in advance.


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