FileZilla Reviews

Installer is bundleware :(

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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.

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

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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.

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FileZilla has an option to use master password to encrypt the stored passwords since version FileZilla 3.26

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Getting a bit money grabbing. £13 for the "Pro" version, and the open source version comes with shovelware. Hopefully someone will fork.

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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 transfers and the (transfer panel) file by file showing, i can see any error easlier

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full of bugs

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file exists action has been broken for 4 versions, always asks what to do no matter of setting

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Full of viuses/trojans detected by virustotal.com

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I am strongly disappointed to see FileZilla turns black like this - 5 viruses detected!

https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/8d393c791030ce6b9c13b4acac1fe5b545a8141a0191edae5115765d35c70fbc/analysis/1431588860/

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Only Popular Because its Free

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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.

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Simple and very useful FTP

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I just downloaded the Mac version and took every precaution to avoid installing bundleware. There was a list of installation steps on the lefthand side of the install window, so I though I would be able to skip the "Optional" components. Nope. I hit "Next' once and it blew past any more prompts and installed everything, giving no clue what all it installed..

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I have been using this for over 2 years and its just fine, if you install it properly, you won't have problems.

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FileZilla works flawlessly for me on my Ubuntu installation. I use it constantly to update files on remote servers, and I'm able to sort all my server logins into folders and save all the credentials for easy access. You can't beat it!

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shitful app.
unable to completely remove from macOS.

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most importantly, it is cross platform. so it looks the same on Windows, Mac and Linux. It is easily configurable. Easy to use interface (can be better, but whatever it is, the layout is gold standard of such category of applications).

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One of my main tools

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

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