pycrypto library is not actively maintained and it's recommended to use other cryptography libraries instead. However, if you still need to install
pycrypto on Windows, you can follow these steps:
- Install a compatible version of Python.
pycryptoworks with Python 2.7 or earlier versions of Python 3. You can download and install Python from the official website: https://www.python.org/downloads/
- Download the
pycryptopackage. You can download the package from the official website: https://www.dlitz.net/software/pycrypto/
- Install Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0.
pycryptorequires Microsoft Visual C++ 9.0 to be installed on your system. You can download and install it from the following link: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/details.aspx?id=44266
pycrypto using the command prompt. Open a command prompt and navigate to the folder where you downloaded the
pycrypto package. Then, use the following command to install
python setup.py install
Verify the installation. To verify that
pycrypto is installed correctly, open a Python shell and import the
>>> from Crypto.Cipher import AES
If you encounter any errors during the installation process, try to follow the error message or search for solutions online. Again, I would recommend looking into other cryptography libraries like
pycryptodome which are more actively maintained and offer more features.