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Comment by ASalazar
about FileZilla · Jun 2018 · Helpful Not helpful 6 Helpful Report as spam

As of now, the Windows installer is bundled with adware. The default download page says "This installer may include bundled offers. Check below for more options" and the downloaded exe has a "_bundled" suffix.
If you choose to trust Filezilla anyway, click on "Show additional download options" to download a non-bundled installer.


Thanks for the tip. I downloaded the zip file, which doesn't have any installer.


Comment by marycosme4
about FileZilla · Aug 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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


like it

Comment by sophiaschuler600
about FileZilla · Aug 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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


80's looking application works great

Comment by DirkF3
about FileZilla · Mar 2016 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Beware of malformed FileZilla FTP client

Comment by Danilo_Venom
about FileZilla · Jan 2014 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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

Comment by bjornhallberg
about FileZilla · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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.

Comment by JonM33
about FileZilla · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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

Comment by mostwanted
about FileZilla · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

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.

Comment by UncleNinja
about FileZilla · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Although I don't agree with cneg's rude insults pointed at young programmers, I agree with him about Ford, AOL, and FileZilla. WinSCP is waayyy better than FileZilla, and it's far faster. I don't have to close my connection to the server before I close it (had to do that with FileZilla) and there are many different UI choices.

I would strongly recommend WinSCP over this product.

Comment by cneg
about FileZilla · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

Just because it's popular doesn't mean it's good. Take AOL for example or Ford cars. People are stupid because they learn one unacceptable tool and are married to it forever.

Filezilla is a joke and has been for several versions. The only thing that's good about it is the name- sounds like a 'zilla', mozilla, godzilla, yeah we get it dreaming big 14 yr old programmer dummy who made this ftp software originally.

Filezilla is extremely very unreliable with large numbers of files, stopping part of the way. It flakes out for no reason. It will double text files for no reason. It has highly erratic other subtle behaviors with settings. I am required to use it at work when training or demonstrating its failures to others. I use WinSCP because it just works. And winscp has many more features that are useful too, like chowning files on linux or sync-ing directories.

Comment by Rafal
about FileZilla · Jun 2011 · Helpful Not helpful Report as spam

It's good app but the passwords for ftp accounts are stored with plain text in one file. This vulneralibity is being used by a virus which gets access to FTP's and copies the virus code into index.html and some *.php files on the server. This way other people get infected. Until they fix that some way I'm changing to WinSCP.