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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.


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.


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

"MALWARE runs with this product install. Try to AVOID!"

November 19, 2015  |  By eric2015

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.14.1


Good file transfer with SFTP


Malware runs without asking permission to change settings on browsers,
Malware takes over all browser home pages with yahoo home.
Malware takes over all browsers default search engines with Yahoo search.
It's a pain to back out all the settings this Malware does.
Wonder what else this Malware does without permission, scary thought.


I would avoid this product because of the Malware that comes with it.

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5 stars

"Worked fine for me!"

October 24, 2015  |  By Mike2525w

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.14.1


It does what you'd expect it to do and much more for being free. Almost anyone I know that has used it for years or most tech sites recommend it and has for a long time. Not sure what all the talk about malware is, just because they have bundled some offers to look at while installing. It seems most free software does these days, understandable since they have invested the time and effort to create free software for people to use at no cost to the end user. You can just decline them if you don't want the extra offers. I think some people just get ahead of themselves and start clicking when installing a lot of software. It's just human nature, it happens. You just have to read the text carefully when installing, and you still miss some at times. I would prefer they didn't do it myself, but I'm not the one doing all the hard work to create the software for me to use without paying anything for it either.


I haven't found anything wrong with it myself, it does a great job, better than any other free one out there that I have had the opportunity to use or read about.


Those people claiming to have malware infect their computer, no way you could say for sure where it comes from. I have installed Filezilla on several machines over the years and have never had any problem like that. Just downloaded it today and installed on another computer to test it out and the newest download presented no such problems. It would be a good idea for those concerned about it to ease their mind, to run your favorite anti-malware software once before installing and then after installing to see when the problem was introduced. It's always a good idea to do that anytime you install any software downloaded from an online source. Never hurts to take that extra step. Even better, if you had the resources to do it, would be to try installing all new software on a spare test computer if you have one, or in a virtual machine on your main computer, like Virtual box or VMware. Like I said though, not every one has that luxury, but if you do it's the best way to go. Short of that, just be sure to run your ant-malware software like Malwarebytes or something, just to be on the safe side, at least as safe as you can expect anyway. Anybody that has ever worked with computers for any length of time knows that trying to keep your computer safe is like walking through a mine field, you can be as careful as you can be, but you just never know when your going to walk on one. Just don't let it deter you, just learn from it and move on, that's all we can do.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.14.1

New features:

  • For third-party builds, add configure flag to allow using system ciphers for FTP over TLS. Display a warning if an insecure cipher is negotiated as result of using system ciphers.

Bugfixes and minor changes:

  • Fixed loading of the directory comparison flag for bookmakrs in the Site Manager
  • Changing the interface layout and icon theme no longer results in an inconsistent UI state
  • Some SFTP servers send additional information on errors. This information is now shown in the message log
  • If the local file cannot be opened on SFTP transfers FileZilla no longer automatically retries
  • Updated SFTP components from PuTTY
Publisher FileZilla
Publisher web site
Release Date October 16, 2015
Date Added October 19, 2015
Version 3.14.1
Category Internet Software
Subcategory FTP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6MB
File Name FileZilla_3.14.1_win32-setup.exe
Total Downloads 3,873,887
Downloads Last Week 4,398
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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