It's not often I need to use FTP but when I do I use FileZilla and it's always a trouble-free experience. As a medium technical person, that says a lot for the software. Easy to set up and use, even if you're not deeply into FTP day-to-day.
Careful with this. It seems this project has been hijacked. The download doesn't come from sourceforge.net anymore, but from ak.pipoffers.apnpartners.com. The application name is "Ask Toolbar for Internet Explorer", and during the install, my firewall caught the app trying to connect to Offercast. I've been using this program for years and its absolutely perfect but had just reformatted my computer and needed it. I recommend going back and downloading an older version that's hosted at sourceforge, at least until someone explains why this seems to be loaded with spyware/adware. If it's a legitimate change, I will be finding a new FTP client if I need one in the future. Its a 5 star app without the spyware. With the spyware, its a no-install in my book.
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.
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.
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 softlayer-dal.dl.sourceforge.net/project/filezilla/FileZilla%20Server/0.9.42/FileZilla_Server-0_9_42.exe || Happy downloading...
This wasn't as helpful as I had hoped
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!