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How to Download Hydra GTK for Windows

How to Download Hydra GTK for Windows

Hydra GTK is a graphical user interface for Hydra, a parallelized login cracker that supports numerous protocols to attack. Hydra GTK can help you perform brute force attacks on various services and systems remotely. However, Hydra GTK is not available for Windows by default, so you need to follow some steps to install it.

In this article, we will show you how to download Hydra GTK for Windows using MSYS2, a software distribution and building platform for Windows. We will also provide some tips on how to use Hydra GTK effectively.

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Step 1: Install MSYS2

MSYS2 is a collection of tools and libraries that provide a Unix-like environment for Windows. It also includes a package manager called pacman that can install various software packages, including GTK4, the toolkit that Hydra GTK depends on.

To install MSYS2, you need to download the MSYS2 installer that matches your platform (32-bit or 64-bit) from and follow the installation instructions. You will need to run the installer as an administrator and choose a suitable location for MSYS2.

After the installation is complete, you will see three shortcuts on your desktop: MSYS2 MSYS, MSYS2 MinGW 32-bit, and MSYS2 MinGW 64-bit. You can use any of them to open a MSYS2 shell, but we recommend using the MinGW 64-bit one for this tutorial.

Step 2: Install GTK4 and its dependencies

GTK4 is the latest version of GTK, a cross-platform toolkit for creating graphical user interfaces. Hydra GTK uses GTK4 to provide a user-friendly interface for Hydra.

To install GTK4 and its dependencies, you need to open a MSYS2 shell and run the following command:

pacman -S mingw-w64-x86_64-gtk4

This will download and install all the necessary packages for GTK4. You may need to confirm some prompts during the installation process.

Step 3: Download Hydra GTK

Hydra GTK is not available as a package in MSYS2, so you need to download it manually from its official website. You can find the latest version of Hydra GTK at

You need to download the file named hydra-gtk-.tar.gz, where is the version number of Hydra GTK. For example, at the time of writing this article, the latest version of Hydra GTK is 9.3, so you need to download hydra-gtk-9.3.tar.gz.

After downloading the file, you need to extract it to a folder of your choice using a tool like 7-Zip or WinRAR. You will see a folder named hydra-gtk-, which contains the executable file hydra-gtk.exe and some other files.

Step 4: Run Hydra GTK

To run Hydra GTK, you need to open a MSYS2 shell and navigate to the folder where you extracted Hydra GTK. For example, if you extracted Hydra GTK to C:\hydra-gtk-9.3, you need to run the following command:

cd /c/hydra-gtk-9.3

Then, you can run Hydra GTK by executing the following command: