FileZilla

FileZilla

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 544 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.12.0.2
  • Total Downloads:
    3,796,558
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 10, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    5.95MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    5,354
  • 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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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Downloaded lots of garbage to my PC"

July 08, 2015  |  By Laughing John

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.11.0.2

Pros

I never actually got to run the software as I spent the next hour cleaning up the rubbish that this installed on my PC.

Cons

Malware and rubbish in the installer. There was a desktop weather app, some "upgrader" tool and something called "chromium" which went into appdata rather than program files to hide itself. I'm currently running a very long full virus scan because it scared the living daylights out of me.

Having since checked the forum you can supposedly decline the installation of the other "software" but some people said it installed anyway. Additionally the screen that allows you to do this looks like a EULA agreement for FileZilla and is in my opinion misleading.

Summary

This was my first attempt to install filezilla and will be my last until they clean it up.

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1 stars

"Most appalling attitude."

April 30, 2015  |  By TorTorrentsen

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.10.3

Pros

Good software.

Cons

The recommended installer is proven to install unwanted malware/adware and in some cases a trojan. This has been discussed over and over on the Filzilla forums. The responses from the developer are baffling.

Too bad, really. The software itself is great. I'll never use it again after using several hours cleaning up the crap.

Summary

Don't do it.

Updated on Apr 30, 2015

Don't do it. The recommended installer is riddled with unwanted malware.

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5 stars

"Excellent software"

April 03, 2015  |  By christosanz

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.10.3

Pros

Easy to setup, clear interface and it works perfectly. It is recommended by GoDaddy and they will support it if you have questions. It is Free.

Cons

No cons that I found

Summary

Great FTP program, highly recommended.

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1 stars

"DONT!!!!!! Filezilla installed malware adware"

March 31, 2015  |  By DOWNLOAD.CNET

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.10.3

Pros

filezilla works to ftp

Cons

It totally screws up your computer every time you are surfing online it hijacks your links and then crashes the browser. I haven't had problems like this in years and even my AVG does not see it or do anything about it.

Summary

USE THIS AND YOU ARE SCREWED...JUNK!!!! SCAM!!!!! FEAR FOR YOUR LIFE...NOT ONLY THAT..IT CLEARLY TRACKS WHAT YOU ARE DOING ON LINE AS IT TRIES TO TAKE YOU TO RELATED SITES...EVEN PRETENDS, FOR INSTANCE THAT IT IS AMAZON..AND SETS OFF LOUD BELLS AND ALARMS IF YOU DON'T CLICK OFF IN TIME...NOBODY SEEMS TO KNOW HOW TO REMOVE IT...THERE ARE NOT ENOUGH SWEAR WORDS TO DESCRIBE WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO ME. THESE PEOPLE SHOULD BE PROSECUTED.

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5 stars

"The Best I've Tried"

March 30, 2015

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.10.3

Pros

Easy to use
Cross-platform

Cons

May be bundled with invasive software. Make sure you have WOT installed in Chrome before downloading so that you know what you're doing. Read everything in the download options very carefully and take your time before committing.

Summary

I've used about 5 of the free and trial FTP clients, and this one is by far the best. I love the user interface, and I can go from my Mac to my Dell and back again and know exactly what I'm dealing with on either machine. Also, it will not hound you to upgrade to a paid version. It remains free as long as you use it.

Updated on Mar 30, 2015

Update: You should go to https://filezilla-project.org/download.php?type=client but do not click on the large button at the top. Instead, look below that and you will find a link that says, "Show additional download options." (If you read the small print right under the download button, it says, "This installer may include bundled offers. Check below for more options.") It is the people who are not reading the small print that are the ones getting screwed by the bundled "invasiveware." That is a term that I coined. At least, I think I was the first to use it! In any event, if you use Google Chrome and have WOT installed, it will warn you in no uncertain terms that you are about to be shanghaied! Read the small print on the download page, click on the link for more options, and you will be given a rather long list of download options. You want the installer for your OS in that list, NOT the button at the top of the download page! CNET: You may need to change your link!

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5 stars

"A Basic Tool for any computer"

February 27, 2015  |  By Manders_Son

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.10.1.1

Pros

Works great but could be a little more user friendly.

Cons

It does what it says and it does it well.

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1 stars

"Full of Malware! Avoid at all costs"

February 04, 2015  |  By parallaxone

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.10.1.1

Pros

None at all.

Cons

This cost me an hour to scan and delete all the malware and the Vosteran browser hijacker.

Summary

CNET should delist this garbage.

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1 stars

"No longer works"

February 02, 2015  |  By MissaMGM

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.10.1.1

Pros

None since it does not work

Cons

I have been using this product for years. The newest update, 3.10.1.1 (2015-02-01), will no longer retrieve my directories.

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1 stars

"Trojans & Adware"

February 01, 2015  |  By SoftwareUser9000

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.10.0.2

Pros

None because of the hour it took for my to clean my pc.

Cons

Took all precautions and it tried to install Trojan and did in fact install Adware.

Summary

I scanned my machine with Malwarebytes. It was clean. I downloaded FileZilla from the official FileZilla / Sourceforge website. I chose the Client download. I saved it to a specific folder. I scanned it with Malwarebytes and it scanned clean. I ran it. I chose Advanced install. I unchecked ALL of the optional software. It then began a download. Norton flashed a warning that it had intercepted a Trojan. I stopped the install and Erased the install file. I ran Malwarebytes again and it found multiple adware registry entries. I had it quarantine them. Then I rebooted. Ran another scan with Malwarebyes. It came up clean. Opened up Firefox. It took my to some Adware site Foxtab something or other. I ran CCleaner. Re-scanned. Rebooted. Am I finally done? I don't know? Do not use or download anything from the software publisher/creator. They have misrepresented themselves leading you to believe if you follow their directions you can avoid these viruses and adware. Very very despicable !!!

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1 stars

"Version 3.10.0.2 does NOT work with Godaddy servers!!!"

January 28, 2015  |  By SoftwareTestPilot

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.10.0.2

Pros

This use to be a great program. Now it does not work. Filezilla does not respond to technical support.

Cons

Newest version fails to acknowledge Godaddy servers and shared servers. I have no idea what went wrong. Sudden change screwed it up. Now have to find old version. STUPID!!!!!!!!!

Summary

Status: Connecting to xxx.xxx.xxx.x:xx...
Status: Connection established, waiting for welcome message...
Status: Initializing TLS...
Status: Verifying certificate...
Status: TLS connection established.
Status: Server does not support non-ASCII characters.
Status: Connected
Status: Retrieving directory listing...
Command: PWD
Response: 257 "/" is your current location
Command: TYPE I
Response: 200 TYPE is now 8-bit binary
Command: PASV
Response: 227 Entering Passive Mode (xxxxxxxxxxxx)
Command: MLSD
Error: Connection timed out
Error: Failed to retrieve directory listing

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.12.0.2
Fix regression on servers that have MLSD facts disabled by default.
General
Publisher FileZilla
Publisher web site http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/
Release Date July 09, 2015
Date Added July 10, 2015
Version 3.12.0.2
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory FTP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 5.95MB
File Name FileZilla_3.12.0.2_win32-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,796,558
Downloads Last Week 5,354
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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