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features 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 2 / 5
design 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5 2 / 5
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  • johnkgill
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Loved Filezilla in the past. Never used the 'Custom Installer' however, so I'm not aware of any adware. Their latest update (3.10) caused me grief. Apparently they now default to Ftp over TLS. My web hoster does not support that or not properly, so the connection crashed. Had to revert to 3.9. The admins on the FIlezilla forum (which you cannot register for) say get the server fixed, but that's not in my control!.

    Posted 02/24/2015
  • maximvd
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Caution when dowloading! choose the direct download instead of the installer enabled download, the installer will install malware and set your homepage to omiga search.

    Posted 12/11/2014
  • apres-54342
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    DO NOT DOWNLOAD THE INSTALLER VERSION (FileZilla_3.9.0.6_win32-setup.exe). Windows users must download the portable version of FileZilla ( It does not contain an installer so malware will not be installed. The Portable version can be found here --> When the download page appears, look under the Windows section for a file ending in ".ZIP". Then download the Zip file and simply extract it to any folder on your drive. Another option is to use the free PortableApps suite featuring portable (and malware-free) versions of most major freeware (including FileZilla). I don't use installers for anything if there's portable versions available.

    Posted 12/08/2014
  • nyuako
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    -About Adware- Read this section in order to prevent additional programs that comes with installation. When first-installing File-Zilla be sure to select "custom" first, unclick the pre-selected the boxes, then click decline on the extra "offers" that pop up. These are search bar type infection installations that data-mining and not needed. Avoid them. *IMPORTANT* make sure to read what is being installed as it has become a practice for companies to slip in "extra programs" into software nowadays under a cruddy TOS. The easiest way to get infected is to click "accept" without reading exactly what's installed both by TOS and by screen. Don't let industries trick you into installing ad-ridden programs. I am an IT student who is currently using this FTP as a requirement for a course. I have gone through many software and had the experience of removing a sneaky-type of brower-ad wares that require more than uninstalling the file. File-Zilla comes with six sections: File, Edit, View, Transfer, Server, Bookmark, Help. In order to transfer files the following is a must(excluding port): Host: Username: Password: Port(Optional): Files can be selected from the local site section. Files within the local site will be listed underneath. Once a file(s) is selected It can be transferred to the host server. Sucessful, Failed, and Queued transfers will show below. Rating: Ease= 3 stars. While the file-transfer is pretty straight-forward it might prove confusing at first to new-users. Features= 2 stars. The extra web-browser extensions were not needed. Those new to computers may accidentally install these ad wares. Design= 3 stars. Pretty straight-forward. Support= 2. Does such a thing exist?

    Posted 10/20/2014
  • sunnithan
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    For those who have had issues with downloading the Filezilla Fileserver without the download manager (adware). I just noticed that if you traverse to the files, you can find a link "Direct Download Link : Off" just click the link and it will change to "Direct Download Link: On" and on subsequently selecting the .exe you wish to download you should be able to get the file without the download manager. Unfortunately, even though the product is good due to such issues people may not be able to get to the download directly and quit.

    Posted 09/08/2014
  • mherzog100
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Malware Warning! I love the program but the Malware is unacceptable. 5 Stars for program. 1 star for Malware = 3 Stars.

    Posted 07/18/2014
  • mihondo
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    The server installer comes with crapware - Symantec detects Trojan.Gen.SMH in a file called rocketsilent.exe

    Posted 06/30/2014
  • podxyz
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I have used this software for a few years with no issues. But trying to download it today my anti virus checker stopped it. 3 stars because I am not sure of the cause.

    Posted 06/26/2014
  • thexfile
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Careful sourceforge is trying to push adware on people by using a downloader.

    Posted 03/24/2014
  • unstable_geek
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Calm down everyone. Avoid the malware by downloading the latest zip from the file area. You don't get the installer, and you have to unzip and create shortcuts yourself. Big deal. The internet is full of monitizing schemes like this. Get over it and move on. FileZilla is still awesome software.

    Posted 02/18/2014
  • mikozaur
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    The program is ok, but the default installer is full of adware junk. You have to be careful during installation. Application - 5 stars, installer - 1 star which gives us the average of 3 stars.

    Posted 01/14/2014
  • moonday
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    There is a way to install the program without the ads and extra stuff now included in the default downloadable installer. || First, download the normal adware'd program offered, and then open it. BEFORE clicking the green "NEXT" button, run Wireshark and add a view filter of http.request.method == "GET" and start capturing. || Once that's running, go back to the installer and click the green "NEXT" button ONCE. Do **not** press the Accept or Decline buttons; just click on the red "X" at the top right of the window and exit the installer. || Stop the capture in Wireshark, and you'll see the direct link for the Filezilla Server exe file in the details of the relevant packet. || In my case, the installer goes to || Happy downloading...

    Posted 12/27/2013
  • iannash85
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    This wasn't as helpful as I had hoped

    Posted 12/03/2013
  • gravagno
    1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    I'm as disappointed in the poor installer as everyone else. But you guys gotta remember that this is open source. So um... on my way to get the Source to build my own version I noticed that the software executables are already hosted without the installer, and it's 100% functional and only takes a minute to load. Go to the project Files tab, then to the Client, v3.7.3 (or latest). Now notice that there are two primary files for Windows: a zip that has everything you want, which only 10,000 people downloaded this week, and a Setup utility that 400,000 people downloaded this week and then complained about the installer. So ... get the zip, unpack it on your PC, and drill down to the executables. It's all there. Don't want to lose your existing configs? Before you do anything, open your current version and go to File>Export, and save your SiteManager and Settings somewhere. Now when you open the new version, go to File>Import and pull the data in. That's all ya need to do. Uninstall your current release, FileZilla doesn't even need to be installed. It runs from wherever it's located. Drag a shortcut to your desktop and you won't need to open that temp directory anymore. C'mon folks, how tough is that? Now, about the slimeware install. Yeah, complete agreement. It sucks. They should get rid of it. Until that happens. Remember important two words about this entire website: OPEN SOURCE!

    Posted 11/29/2013