How to use the GlassWire installer

How to run the GlassWire installer from the Downloads folder

If you have not run the GlassWire installer but it is downloaded, then you should be able to run it from your Downloads folder. Once you find the Downloads folder you can run the GlassWire Installer that was saved to that folder.

A. Using Windows File Explorer

  1. Press Ctrl+E to run File Explorer.
  • Click on the Downloads folder. By default, the download folder should be visible in the left and right-hand panes.

B. Using Google Chrome web browser

  1. Run Google Chrome
  • Press Ctrl+J to view Chrome downloads.

  • Double-click on the GlassWire Installer to run it. If the program is not visible, continue to the next step.

  • Click on Show in folder to see the downloaded file in the Downloads folder. If you have changed your default download folder for Chrome then you will be will be using a different folder than Downloads.

C. Using Mozilla Firefox web browser

  1. Run Mozilla Firefox
  • Press Ctrl+J to view Firefox downloads.

  • Double-click on the GlassWire Installer to run it. If the program is not visible, continue to the next step.

  • Either:
    a. Click on the folder icon at right; or
    b. Right-click on the downloaded file and select Open Containing Folder to see the downloaded file in the Downloads folder.

D. Using Microsoft Edge web browser

  1. Run Microsoft Edge.
  • Press Ctrl+J to view Edge downloads.

  • Double-click on the GlassWire Installer to run it. If it the program is not visible, continue to the next step.

  • Click on Open folder to see the downloaded file in the Downloads folder.

Follow the GlassWire installer prompts

After you run the GlassWire install program it should display a dialog box. Follow the prompts to complete the install:

  1. Select the Next button to continue to the License Agreement.
  • Check the box to say “I accept the terms of the License Agreement”.

  • Click on the Next button to accept the License agreement

  • Check or uncheck the components you want to install then click on the Next button to accept them:

  • Click on the Next button to accept the default Destination Folder Most users never need to change this.

  • Click on the Install button to accept the default Start Menu folder. Most users never need to change this.

  • GlassWire will start installing.

  • If you don’t want to run the GlassWire user program after the installer finishes then uncheck the box for Run GlassWire

  • Click the Finish button to close the installer.

  • Finally, restart Windows to ensure that GlassWire can start without any problems.

Issues?

How can I tell GlassWire is running

When you first install GlassWire, the only indication that GlassWire is running is the icon on the Notification Area (previously the System Tray).

Permission problem

Sometimes installer programs need Administrator privileges to complete an install correctly:

  1. Right-click the GlassWire installer program
  • Select Run as admin

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