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FileZilla does not store your passwords securely. Use FileZilla Secure instead.

about FileZilla and FileZilla Secure · · 4 Helpful

As the warning at the top tries to make clear, FileZilla stores your passwords in a format that is vulnerable to them being stolen by malware. Bad news for you and the data you access via FileZilla.

The alternative is FileZilla Secure, which at present has been released for Windows only:
The Mac and Linux versions are on the way. Consider contributing to the project to accelerate this urgent improvement.



Comment by marycosme4
about FileZilla · Aug 2016 ·

i really like it, simple and very useful, I think they are going great.


like it

Comment by sophiaschuler600
about FileZilla · Aug 2016 ·

I really like this, I think is very easy to handle, very simple user interface.


Installer is bundleware :(

about FileZilla · · 1 Helpful

That saddens me greatly. I got caught off guard, I just assumed (given my previous experiences) that it was a normal install process and clicked through it without thinking, and it installed some obnoxious program on my computer. You know it is obnoxious when it magically has an install date of not-today, making it hard to find what got installed because it all happened so quickly.


One of my main tools

about FileZilla · ·

Only good feelings about this software. I'm using it as a main FTP client


80's looking application works great

Comment by DirkF3
about FileZilla · Mar 2016 ·

This app works great but from a user interface perspective it looks like it comes straight from the 80's.
Let's call it "room for improvement" ;-)


No more Win 64 bit

Comment by momopl
about FileZilla · Dec 2014 ·

The new installer doesn't work on 64bit Windows. What a pitty! I will have to use another client had been a loyal user.


FileZilla client scanned with 3 viruses detected on

Comment by namgivu82
about FileZilla · Sep 2014 ·

Beware of malformed FileZilla FTP client

Comment by Danilo_Venom
about FileZilla · Jan 2014 ·

As wrote in the avast blog, there are malicious Filezilla clients around the web, recompiled versions with login stealer inside!

The installed malware FTP client looks like the official version and it is fully functional!

You can see a difference in informations in “About FileZilla” window, which indicates the use of older SQLite/GnuTLS versions.

About window differences

To avoid these malware clients download FileZilla from the official webpage only.

Of course, its AlternativeTo page redirects you to the official website.


put inside an encrypted file

Comment by s0me0ne
about FileZilla · Jun 2013 ·

I've tried other free alternatives, but they are all missing features or suck, put filezilla inside an encrypted file using truecrypt and only mount it when you need to use it and make sure all the files (the ones that get stored as plain text) remain in there also. Then when you close the encrypted file, its all secure.

It sucks having to use it like that, because updates wont work, but it keeps everything safe



about FileZilla · ·

Passwords are still stored in plaintext. This is a big security risk. Somehow lose that file and your servers are open. I am switching to WinSCP.

Did you try to SSH or just FTP?


It's free, sure. But I don't get why it is so popular. It's ...

Comment by bjornhallberg
about FileZilla · Jun 2011 ·

It's free, sure. But I don't get why it is so popular. It's pretty basic. My biggest gripe is that I couldn't get Dreamweaver to open/edit .php files properly. After adding the file type manually to filezilla I still have to open Dreamweaver first or open the file twice. The devs need to take a look at FlashFXP.


Hands down the best free FTP client you can use. Very simpl ...

Comment by JonM33
about FileZilla · Jun 2011 ·

Hands down the best free FTP client you can use. Very simple and frequently updated.


I prefer CuteFTP has an awesome and built-in editor and a P ...

Comment by mostwanted
about FileZilla · Jun 2011 ·

I prefer CuteFTP has an awesome and built-in editor and a Podcast Manager which are just my favorite among many other features. FileZilla is pretty sweet aswell a lot more lightweight and I'm also able to carry it with me wherever I go. And not to mention, buts its also free.