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FileZilla

Free
Download Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
out of 552 votes out of 0 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.21.0
  • Total Downloads:
    3,986,390
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 23, 2016
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    6.14MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    842
  • 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

"Used to be the best"

August 06, 2016  |  By g_hickley

2016-08-06 01:46:51  |  By g_hickley

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.20.1

Pros

Used to be a great product.

Cons

Ruined by the malware payload. Avoid at all cost.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FileZilla#Criticism

Summary

Greed & poor integrity seems to have taken over here and a once great product has been ruined by the malware bundled with Filezilla.

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1 stars

"BAD NEWS!!! Don't Do It!!!"

February 25, 2016  |  By windsorharley

2016-02-25 15:01:52  |  By windsorharley

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.15.0.2

Pros

There are no Pros if it installs Malware, and it does.

Cons

I've done this twice over a couple of years and my computer was infected both times. It takes a lot of time to remove this garbage from your computer once it's there. If anyone says that this doesn't happen they are flat out lying. I want to know why download.com and others continue to allow this to go on.

Summary

Make your own decision but all of these bad reviews are very consistent and correct. Your FTP download comes with Malware. (free of charge)

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1 stars

"LOADS ADS AND OTHER JUNK ON YOUR MACHINE"

February 03, 2016  |  By drkitty

2016-02-03 15:03:29  |  By drkitty

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.15.0.1

Pros

FileZilla works well.

Cons

Loads NowYouSeeIt ad junk along with Chromium on your system when you install FileZilla. BAD, BAD, BAD. VERY disappointing.

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1 stars

"Terrible forum"

December 03, 2015  |  By filezilla_sucks

2015-12-03 22:20:45  |  By filezilla_sucks

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.14.1

Pros

At least it's free

Cons

Running as a service doesn't mean it'll actually start the server at boot. Their forum is impossible to register to, and their documentation might as well be the bowel movements of a dog with chrons.

Summary

Blah, but it's not like there's any other good choices for windows.

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1 stars

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

November 19, 2015  |  By eric2015

2015-11-19 18:29:02  |  By eric2015

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.14.1

Pros

Good file transfer with SFTP

Cons

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.

Summary

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

2015-10-24 11:24:49  |  By Mike2525w

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.14.1

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Summary

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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1 stars

"Software is Great but Installer is laced with malware"

October 19, 2015

2015-10-19 07:09:04

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.14

Pros

It's the same FileZilla we known and love...

Cons

The installer will install malware even if you tell it to skip and deselect it. I was not pleased when bootstrapping a new computer for work and garbage started popping up on the screen.

Note this applies to both the windows and OSX installers.

Summary

If you could get a version from someplace other than sourceforge, or manually install it life is good. The spyware/malware though is garbage.

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1 stars

"Can You Say Malware"

October 16, 2015

2015-10-16 10:47:33

 |  Version: FileZilla 3.14

Pros

None - I had to fight with the Malware that kept opening even though I selected to not install any additional items.

Cons

To many to state but the bottom line even though I selected to not install any of the add on a boatload were installed. They basically high jacked my machine and I had to restore it in order to use it.

Summary

I would not recommend downloading this and installing it. Even if you select to not install any additional items it does. Weather, Computer Check, File Opener to name a few. The Computer checker ran in the back ground and kept popping up informing me that I have issues. Had to restore my system and run Malware Bytes several time to remove everything.

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1 stars

"Downloaded lots of garbage to my PC"

July 08, 2015  |  By Laughing John

2015-07-08 03:15:18  |  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

2015-04-30 06:11:02  |  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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.21.0
  • Fixed a string format vulnerability introduced in 3.20.0-rc1 when listing directories using SFTP
  • SFTP: Added support for AES-GCM ciphers as implemented in OpenSSH
  • OS X: Ctrl+Tab and Ctrl+Shift+Tab can now be used to switch forward and backward between opened tabs
  • Reduced time between TCP keepalive packets to 15 minutes on supporting platforms
  • Fixed saving of directory listing filters with an attribute condition
General
Publisher FileZilla
Publisher web site http://filezilla.sourceforge.net/
Release Date August 23, 2016
Date Added August 23, 2016
Version 3.21.0
Category
Category Internet Software
Subcategory FTP Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista/7/8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 6.14MB
File Name FileZilla_3.21.0_win32-setup.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 3,986,390
Downloads Last Week 842
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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