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FileZilla is a powerful FTP-client. It has been designed for ease of use and with support for as many features as possible, while still being fast and reliable. The program offers support for firewalls and proxy connections as well as SSL and Kerberos GSS security.
One time purchase (perpetual license) ranging between $10 and $20
FileZilla is also a platform with 2 apps listed on AlternativeTo. Browse all 2 apps for FileZilla.
Bundleware file-transfer-protocol ftp-client
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After 2 years started to use filezilla again. I did stop using it because of the password security. I am now seeing there is master password. And WOW, this is what i was looking for. Non problematic...See why people like FileZilla 😍 See why people do not like FileZilla 😡 Post your review
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.
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.
Getting a bit money grabbing. £13 for the "Pro" version, and the open source version comes with shovelware. Hopefully someone will fork.
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: http://www.filezillasecure.com/
The Mac and Linux versions are on the way. Consider contributing to the project to accelerate this urgent improvement.
FileZilla has an option to use master password to encrypt the stored passwords since version FileZilla 3.26
I am strongly disappointed to see FileZilla turns black like this - 5 viruses detected!
Updated scanned on 201509.09, contain one trojan detected by virustotal
The software is good in terms of Free software, but you can't compete with free. If you want basic functionality then FileZilla might be for you. If you wanted some more advanced features like File Synchronization or Segmented Downloads look no further then the FileZilla forums where Devs regularly say jawdropping stupid things whenever people suggest features that their competition has already implemented.
The only reason why FileZilla has so many votes is because it's Free. It has very little competition in that space and again... advanced features I would not count on it. Great alternatives like FlashFXP and CuteFTP always existed. But people are always scared away as soon as they see a price tag.
After 2 years started to use filezilla again. I did stop using it because of the password security. I am now seeing there is master password. And WOW, this is what i was looking for. Non problematic transfers and the (transfer panel) file by file showing, i can see any error easlier
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" ;-)
file exists action has been broken for 4 versions, always asks what to do no matter of setting
The new installer doesn't work on 64bit Windows. What a pitty! I will have to use another client had been a loyal user.
I can't believe my eye - 3 viruses @@
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.
To avoid these malware clients download FileZilla from the official webpage only.
Of course, its AlternativeTo page redirects you to the official website.
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.
That insulting comment is problematic in a few ways, which is why I'm not certain what it means about young programmers, but I THINK it's specifically about the creator and single dev of the software itself (as I understand it, the creator is the only current dev, or only dev ever, despite other people being involved in the website and such). In which case, I'm far from having conclusive evidence, but the insult to him may be valid, and he definitely may have been 14 when he first developed it.
Regardless, it was nearly-baseless assumptions about you from this single comment that led me to trust your recommendation and try WinSCP (my knowledge of the FileZilla dev is limited, but my impression of him is based on more than my impression of you -- I'm not tentatively supporting insults in a technically-public forum based on four sentences), so thanks lol
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.