FileZilla

FileZilla

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 528 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.9.0.6
  • Total Downloads:
    3,503,409
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 16, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.84MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    11,329
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in FTP Software

Editors' Review

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FileZilla is a powerful, free file management tool for FTP access to your Web site's server. Containing numerous tools to help upload and download files between your local machine and the server on which your site is hosted, this is a reliable, intuitive tool for anyone in the Web development field.

Pros

Reliable and fast: FileZilla may be free, but it's a very stable program and offers reliable, accessible tools for anyone who needs to manage files via remote FTP connection. With your username and password you can quickly log in to the FTP server, move files, upload new files, and even edit files with programs on your local machine. All of this is done quickly, and the software didn't crash or hang like many other free tools have in our tests.

Feature rich: The most basic functions of FileZilla work well, but there are even more tools here for advanced users. From Manual Configurations to speed limit monitoring under the Transfer menu, FileZilla has a lot beneath the surface, if you plan on using it often.

Cons

Daunting for newcomers: As deep and reliably fast as FileZilla is, it can be confusing for someone who is not already familiar with FTP protocols. It can also be dangerous as the tool doesn't prompt you to create copies on the local account and doesn't have options for syncing different file versions. While it does check if you want to overwrite a file, there are many situations here in which mistakes can be made. Combined with a somewhat confusing interface, it can be daunting for less experienced users.

Bottom Line

If you are looking for a solid, reliable FTP tool for your Windows desktop, consider FileZilla. Available for free and containing every major tool you could need to manage your files, FileZilla is a perfect addition to your toolbox, and with a number of more robust tools in the FileZilla library, it scales well for professionals.

 
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1 stars

"adds malware called Vosteran that destroys your search"

December 04, 2014  |  By patrick_omalley

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.9.0.6

Pros

Used to love this, but they've become evil

Cons

I installed Filezilla, from Filezilla's site, it silently adds this evil malware called Vosteran on your machine that takes over as a search engine. Even if you go into Chrome to remove it, it adds itself back in, and it takes a lot of work to completely get rid of it. Vosteran is evil.

Summary

Look for another FTP program. The Vosteran malware that Filezilla sneaks into your machine will waste your time.

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1 stars

"WARNING: sourceforge installer add malware"

November 29, 2014  |  By John McMough

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.9.0.6

Pros

This program has been one I've used for many years and have very much enjoyed.

Cons

The current version has a HUGE problem (as others have mentioned) it installs malware throughout your system, and it is virtually impossible to remove. While there are solutions online, most of them require high level technical abilities and frankly this is unacceptable. I would recommend avoiding this program given the above problems.

Summary

I've had to re-format and will not be using Filezilla moving forward. I'm supremely disappointed in the team behind this product as they should be looking out for their community, and preventing this sort of thing (even if it means pulling their product from certain download sites).

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1 stars

"Won't install without installing accepting adware"

November 09, 2014  |  By dburgett

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.9.0.6

Pros

Does exactly what it should

Cons

Latest version won't install without accepting adware junk software installation

Summary

FileZilla has been my go-to FTP software for years. I recently installed a fresh OS and needed to install it again. Unfortunately, I couldn't install FileZilla without accepting the installation of some adware/malware video playback software. I ran through the installer twice to make sure I hadn't missed an option to skip it. There's only one button, "Next" and then a screen where the adware is accepted for installation. However, the box to install the software is already selected and is disabled so you can't de-select it.

I don't mind having to de-select software installs for free software, but not giving me the choice means I won't use the program any more. This is a real shame since this was really great software for free.

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1 stars

"Sourceforge Installer cleverly installs crapware BEWARE"

October 25, 2014  |  By adlersf

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.9.0.6

Pros

Actual software works good - But the software maker (Sourceforge) is Okay with making money off its users by allowing nefarious companies very CLEVERLY install crap ware with constant pop-ups and begging for money to "clean your computer". If Sourceforge is Okay partnering with such horrible companies, that how can you trust them with ANYTHING?

Cons

Malware - Crap ware - Stealth installer. I USED to LOVE Sourceforge Filezilla - NOT ANY MORE! Now they VERY CLEVERLY push crap-ware on your computer during installation. It is disguised VERY cleverly - And Although, technically they may be "doing it with your permission" - YOU have NO IDEA it happened until you get Constant, non-stop, Spammy pop-ups all over your computer screen that look like they are coming from some nefarious Russian hacker. SHAME ON YOU Filezilla. You have been ERASED from my GO-TO list of TRUSTWORTHY software makers. I will NEVER use ANYTHING even remotely associated with Filezilla any more. And Yes, I feel this way even though the actual software has been very good - but WHO CARES about that if the makers of this software are OK with making money off their users in such an underhanded way. If they can do this, what ELSE can or are they doing with the guts of their software that you have TRUSTED them to allow on YOUR computer??

Summary

Stay away.

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1 stars

"Caution -- version 3.9.0.5 & browser hijacking"

September 14, 2014  |  By carol5

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.9.0.5

Pros

Easy to use.

Cons

Version 3.9.0.5 from SourceForge.net hijacked all my web browsers and installed junk.

Summary

I haven't tried installing version 3.9.0.5 from CNET. However, installing this version which I got from SourceForge.net hijacked all web browsers on my computer -- changed my home web page and my search engine. Also installed a program that I didn't want. NEVER asked if I wanted these changes. This may only be for the installation from the SourceForge.net file but it may also be for all installation files!

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4 stars

"Pretty easy to use"

May 28, 2014  |  By mdblocher

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.8.0

Pros

I had used Wise-ftp before and the interface was somewhat similar so the learning curve was not steep. It worked as well as the other program had.

Cons

There was a bit of confusion in getting started. It asked for the host name. I thought that meant my ISP, but it wanted the name of domain I was updating.
Setting the permissions on new files was not as intuitive as I would like, but a bit of trial and error taught me how to get the result I wanted.
3/4 of the way through uploading, it started skipping files. I had set the rules to overwrite it the file was newer, but for some unknown reason that was changed. Went to the Filezilla forum and found a similiar complaint, with a clue that the overwrite rule was the cause. Changed the rule to always overwrite and got the rest of the update loaded without problems.

Summary

With any new software, one has to figure out how the program's logic differs from your own, and learn the new expected behavior to successfully use the program. This one is no different. And the price is right ;>)

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1 stars

"Garbage Mostly"

May 11, 2014  |  By yariplus

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.8.0

Pros

Free
Feature Rich

Cons

Overly complex setup
Extremely verbose documentation
'Updates' usually break installations
Snobby support team

Summary

Great tool. But, I would not recommend it to anyone but a Professional Server Administrator. I don't want to be required to have a Doctorate in FTP. I just want to send a few files to my server.

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1 stars

"Loaded with adware"

May 09, 2014  |  By CanadjunBeef

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.8.0

Pros

When you go to install, they do warn you that you are about to ALSO install a package of pop-up-displaying trashware that will cost you minutes if not hours to remove.

Cons

See above.

Summary

Avoid. Freeware usn't free if it hijacks your browser.

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5 stars

"The best (and it's free|)"

April 24, 2014  |  By petert2005

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.8.0

Pros

It's free
Generally easy to use
Quick
Remote file editing
Bookmarks

Cons

None that I can currently think of

Summary

After trying demos of professional FTP programs someone recommended me filezilla they used it primarily because it was free and the fact it allowed remote file editing. I decide to try it and haven't looked back.

It's generally easy to use at least for those familiar with FTP programs and seems quick. It has a bookmark system for connecting to your favourite servers and you can set it to go to a local folder in another window in the program to the right.

It has lots of settings I've never touched but it appears to be feature rich.

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3 stars

"Good FTP Client but no encryption"

March 17, 2014  |  By mircal

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.7.4.1

Pros

FileZilla is Fast and has a transferqueue

Cons

Passwords are not encrypted

Summary

I downloaded FZCrypt, wich does encryptions of all sensitive
FTP Account data.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.9.0.6
Fix auto-updater not being able to download updates.
General
Publisher FileZilla
Publisher web site http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/
Release Date October 16, 2014
Date Added October 16, 2014
Version 3.9.0.6
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory FTP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.84MB
File Name FileZilla_3.9.0.6_win32-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,503,409
Downloads Last Week 11,329
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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