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FileZilla

CNET Editors' review

Rich in Web content, short on cash? This free, open-source FTP application is handy if you're looking for a solid tool to handle FTP transfers and don't want to part with your bucks.

The straightforward interface offers translations in most of the world's major languages. Caching directories speeds up browsing FTP sites, and multiple secure connection options ensure that you can move files around without concern. Bookmarking comes in two flavors: the Site Manager for all your major FTP locations, and QuickConnect for fast switching on the fly.

The program lets you download or upload multiple files at once from and to several servers. If your bandwidth is somewhat limited, you'll appreciate a feature that lets you automatically adjust transfer speeds based on the time of day or date. FileZilla also lets you browse FTP sites mid-transfer. The lack of a task scheduler is compensated for, in our eyes, by a powerful filter so you only see the files you need.

FileZilla is no monster, either, eating up a manageable 50 MB in memory. Clearly, this is one of the best FTP tools around.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "great utility"

    April 11, 2014  |   By nfeivXMoose

    Version: FileZilla 3.8.0

    Pros

    Does not waste your time. Works very well.Does not waste your time.Get it now.

    Cons

    not any that I can think right now. None at all.

    Summary

    Really good.Personally, I like it very much. Another fav of mine is ********. ,

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  • 3.0 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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  • 5.0 stars

    "Its good and works well"

    December 26, 2013  |   By himanshuvohra

    Version: FileZilla 3.7.3

    Pros

    good but some time skips some file dont know why

    Cons

    free and good

    Summary

    filezilla is good but an online client is always handy like http://quickftp.net it good and free

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  • 4.0 stars

    "FileZilla and plain-text passwords"

    December 3, 2013  |   By bizzeebeever

    Version: FileZilla 3.7.3

    Pros

    Filezilla does what it advertises: it is an FTP client which can handle multiple sessions and transfers.

    The default view, with directory trees for both local and remote folders, is a bit cluttered, but you can get rid of them by deselecting them in the View menu.

    Cons

    I can't think of any.

    Summary

    For the person before me who blames FileZilla for his "cracked" server: the computer which contains FileZilla's plain-text password file has to be compromised FIRST in order for an attacker to read it. If someone hacked your server after stealing your password, it is *YOUR* fault for not having proper security on your personal computer, not FileZilla's. Well, to be more accurate, it's much more your fault than FileZilla's.

    The fact is, almost all modern *browsers* have issues with encrypting stored passwords (Firefox encrypts them, but then stores the encryption keys in the same folder *unless you use a master password*; Chrome doesn't encrypt passwords *at all*; IE uses encryption, but then makes the decryption routines available to anyone with access to Google...).

    In short... it seems a bit unfair to blame FileZilla for lax password security when most browsers have similar issues--and especially when the makers of Chrome, the most popular browser, *intentionally* do not bother with password storage encryption: http://www.scmagazine.com/chrome-saved-passwords-in-plain-text-not-a-flaw-according-to-google/article/306470/. Your first line of defense is YOU, and YOUR COMPUTER'S security settings.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Stores passwords in plain text - HUGE security hole"

    November 2, 2013  |   By KringleClaus

    Version: FileZilla 3.7.3

    Pros

    I love Filezilla - have used it for years except...

    Cons

    Got a call from webhost that they were taking my site down due to malware that had been uploaded to it (this has happened twice now). Cannot prove it at this point, but the evidence points to Filezilla storing passwords in plain text that any @#$% can grab & use to upload malware to your site. I *really* hope I'm wrong that this simple oversight by Filezilla caused these problems. For more info, check their own support ticket: http://trac.filezilla-project.org/ticket/5530

    Summary



    Updated on Nov 4, 2013

    Don't believe me? Check this out: http://www.hackingarticles.in/how-to-hack-save-password-in-filezilla-of-remote-pc/

    As additional proof, I can also provide a malicious file that was uploaded to my server by a hacker -- just hope you can read Chinese!.

    Over 3 MILLION websites have been compromised because of this software. Do not become one of them!

    DO NOT USE THIS SOFTWARE UNTIL IT IS FIXED!

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Been using FileZilla since v2.0. Perfect for basic use."

    October 8, 2013  |   By Bubba_Gump

    Version: FileZilla 3.7.3

    Pros

    Biggest "Pro" of all: It's free. It's already a great easy-to-use program that handles basic-to-moderate FTP transfers with ease. Transfer files as simple as "drag n drop". Rename files as easily as if the files were on your local machine.

    Little to no overhead, so the program xfers files as fast as your connection allows.

    I love the ability to set default directories (both locally and on remote host) so when you connect, you don't have to go looking for your files.

    Cons

    Can't really name the cons because my own use has always been quite basic and never needed more advanced features.

    Summary

    Even the old versions worked with every version of Windows (even 64bit Win 7/8).

    A simple, easy-to-use File Transfer Protocol program for your PC, allowing you to download files from site archives that allow "anonymous" access (like Microsoft), or allows you to upload files to sites you have access to (like your own website/blog.)

    Mimics the standard Windows file explorer interface in ease-of-use so there's almost no learning curve for basic use.

    More advanced functions/features are there for those who need them.

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  • 5.0 stars

    "I use no other ftp client, this one is best!"

    August 19, 2013  |   By Eugenens4512

    Version: FileZilla 3.7.3

    Pros

    Easy to use

    Cons

    No complaints from me

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  • 5.0 stars

    "great as usual"

    August 16, 2013  |   By jfc1068

    Version: FileZilla 3.7.3

    Pros

    never disappoints

    Cons

    nothing I can see

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  • 5.0 stars

    "Does everything I want for free!"

    August 8, 2013  |   By PixelMetrics

    Version: FileZilla 3.7.3

    Pros

    Works well.

    Cons

    Can't think of any.

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  • 1.0 stars

    "Stores your passwords in Plain Text"

    July 31, 2013  |   By flagpole2

    Version: FileZilla 3.7.1.1

    Pros

    All FTP clients are basically the same. This one is no different and is fully featured.

    Cons

    FileZilla stores your passwords in plain text. This is a serious security vulnerability, meaning if you were ever to get a malware infection there is a good chance you would also lose the passwords to your server.

    The developer believes it is your responsibility to secure your operating system and if you get malware then it's not his fault.

    Summary

    It's just not worth the risk. Use something else.

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