How to Uninstall and Install VeraCrypt Ubuntu 22.04

Updated: July 5, 2022

VeraCrypt is a free, open-source, cross-platform data encryption program that is compatible with all major operating systems. It is a replacement for TrueCrypt, a popular encryption tool that was discontinued in 2014. VeraCrypt is simple to use and has a wide range of features that make it a great choice for data encryption. This post will teach you how to install VeraCrypt Ubuntu 22.04, as well as how to uninstall VeraCrypt Ubuntu.

1. VeraCrypt Features

It is critical to protect your data from unauthorized access, especially if it is kept on a drive. All of your info is immediately accessible if it is taken. As a result, VeraCrypt Ubuntu was made available. One of VeraCrypt’s biggest features is its ability to encrypt disks, making it perfect for protecting sensitive data. VeraCrypt offers three layers of encryption: ordinary, hidden, and plausible deniability. This allows consumers to choose the level of security that best matches their needs.

2. Prerequisite to Install VeraCrypt Ubuntu

  • Operation System: This tutorial is done by using Ubuntu 22.04, but you can use older versions, this also works.
  • Privileges: Make sure that you can use the sudo command

3. Install VeraCrypt Ubuntu 22.04

This tutorial will show you three ways to install VeraCrypt on Ubuntu 22.04. Each of them has different cons and pros. Choose the one you think is easy for you and follow it. I will go through each of them.

3.1. Using GUI

This method is suitable for beginners who haven’t used Ubuntu or any Linux distributions for a long time. Therefore, I suggest you should follow this method if you are new to Ubuntu. These steps are:

Step 1: Download the installer

You need to go to its official website and then choose the version that corresponds to your Ubuntu version, in this case, is Ubuntu 22.04, then click the download button.

Download VeraCrypt Ubuntu from its homepage

Step 2: Install the installer

Once the download progress is finished, you need to browse the folder containing the installer. Right-click on the installer and choose Gdebi Package Installer to install VeraCrypt Ubuntu 22.04.

Install VeraCrypt Ubuntu using Gdebi Package Installer

3.2. Using the command line

This method is more advanced and it’s only suitable for who can use some basic Linux commands such as: wget, apt, … To using this method to install VeraCrypt you need to follow these steps:

Step 1: Update your system

To prevent conflicts, first update your system to make sure all currently installed packages are current.

sudo apt update

Step 2: Download the installer from its website

After updating, you can now download the .deb installer from its download page by executing this command:

wget https://launchpad.net/veracrypt/trunk/1.25.9/+download/veracrypt-1.25.9-Ubuntu-22.04-amd64.deb

Step 3: Install the VeraCrypt package

Now, you can install the package by executing the following command:

sudo apt install ./veracrypt-1.25.9-Ubuntu-22.04-amd64.deb

3.3. Using PPA

Install VeraCrypt Ubuntu 22.04 using PPA is also a method for advanced users, but this method is better than the one I mentioned above because it always keeps your applications up-to-date whenever they have any updates. To install it by using VeraCrypt PPA you can follow these steps:

Step 1: Update the Ubuntu system

This step is necessary to keep your system up-to-date so that I won’t have any conflicts while installing VeraCrypt Ubuntu.

sudo apt update

Step 2: Add the VeraCrypt PPA

Once the Ubuntu is update-to-date you can now install the PPA by running the following command:

sudo add-apt-repository ppa:unit193/encryption -y

Step 3: Install VeraCrypt on Ubuntu 22.04

Now, you can install the application

sudo apt-get install veracrypt

That’s all, you installed VeryCrypto successfully on your Ubuntu 22.04. Now you can launch it or uninstall it if you want.

4. Launch VeraCrypt

Now that the program is installed, there are a two ways to start VeraCrypt Ubuntu. The following command can be used to start the software:

veracrypt

If you want to launch it using GUI, you can open Ubuntu Applications and then search for VeraCrypt, like this image

Searching for VeraCrypt Ubuntu in Ubuntu Applications

You can start using the disk encryption program as soon as it is opened. Even if the program’s GUI is simple, I strongly advise new users to read the official documentation because they can overlook several capabilities that could be useful.

5. Update VeraCrypt Ubuntu

Keeping the application up-to-date is a must that every computer users need to do. Updating application help you prevent some bugs or security problems you can get, especially, disk problems. So that you need to keep VeraCrypt up-to-date by updating it regularly. This command will also guarantee that your system packages and all other packages that make use of the APT package manager are up to date.

sudo apt upgrade && sudo apt upgrade

6. Uninstall VeraCrypt Ubuntu

If you don’t need to use this application, you can consider uninstalling it. It is easy, you only need to paste these commands into the terminal and then execute them to uninstall VeraCrypt.

sudo add-apt-repository --remove ppa:unit193/encryption
sudo apt-get remove veracrypt

7. Summary

For those who want to protect their data, VeraCrypt is a fantastic encryption tool with a simple user interface. This tutorial showed you ways to install VeraCrypt Ubuntu 22.04 and you also learned how to update and uninstall VeraCrypt too. Don’t forget to comment below this guide if you need any help.