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FileZilla Reviews3.49.1

17 July 2020

Fast and reliable FTP client.

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Sigsgaard
01 October 2019
Version: 3.45.1

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Probably the worst interface of any Mac app, it is Linux/Windows at it's worst. It is cumbersome and ugly. If you want a free ftp app for MacOS, then go for Cyberduck.
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AlexReyes
06 July 2020
Version: 3.48.1
It's easy to use!
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Sigsgaard
01 October 2019
Version: 3.45.1
Probably the worst interface of any Mac app, it is Linux/Windows at it's worst. It is cumbersome and ugly. If you want a free ftp app for MacOS, then go for Cyberduck.
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mrsidoric
09 May 2019
Version: 3.42.1
WARNING – Filezilla is often bundled with malware that is difficult to detect. Assume that malware is present in any download, from every source.

Regardless of Filkezilla merits, this bundling is unacceptable.
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RunHomeSlow
03 December 2018
Version: 3.39.0
Can this software be remove from here...
Still that crap in 3.39...
It will change your home page, search, will install Chromium... finish for me Filezilla goodbye.
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2.5
Sixbillships
29 October 2018
Version: 3.38.1
Malware detected in installer when downloading via MacUpdate or directly from developer's site: PUA_OSX.InstallCore
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5
danh-buigetraco
27 September 2018
Version: 3.37.1
good
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RogerKatz
30 August 2018
Version: 3.36.0
Intego VirusBarrier detected the following malware: Type: Malware Name: OSX/InstallCore.fs Infected file: /Volumes/FileZilla/FileZilla.app/Contents/MacOS/dispread
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cubanpete
28 January 2018
Version: 3.30.0
Very good, easy to use and powerful app, no question about it. Filezilla works well on all platforms and is free. So thanks to the developer. I give the full rating because I like it very much, its free and I have no complaints, If you go to the developer website "Filezilla" the first download button you encounter will download FileZilla_3.30.0_macosx-x86_setup_bundled.dmg. This may contain some bundled adware. To be fair: it clearly says right below the button that "This installer may include bundled offers.". So: it does not secretly install anything without your prior knowledge of the fact. So...the second link "Show additional download options" will open a new page showing the download link for FileZilla_3.30.0_macosx-x86.app.tar.bz2 Get this one. Once extracted you will have the Filezilla.app only.
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Mcr
11 January 2018
Version: 3.30.0
Windows, OS X and Linux versions of FileZilla can be downloaded WITHOUT BUNDLED / SIDE INSTALLERS OR MALWARE at FOSSHUB. As a a matter of principle, FOSSHUB will not host any apps with bundled installers. https://www.fosshub.com/FileZilla.html
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iboommm
09 November 2017
Version: 3.28.0
shit program wtf
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Volcanus
07 October 2017
Version: 3.27.1
Comes with an installer, which also wants to install some crapware. Just avoid to install it.
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5
warez90
05 October 2017
Version: 3.27.1
User-friendly utility. Updates regularly and works good. Never had a problem with it (using it for more than 5 years already since PC).
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0.5
TeRRyZx
16 August 2017
Version: 3.27.1
Once AGAIN this crap app tried to load malware on to my Mac. I'm so sick of this constantly happening that I am removing this junk forever!!!
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Michael-Vilain
16 August 2017
Version: 3.27.1
I hate that this app is distributed with a side-loader installer. I just want the app and nothing else. I had to dig in their Sourceforge repository to find the bz2 file rather than the zip setup file linked here. Don't bother with it.
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Baarten
23 March 2017
Version: 3.24.1
Currently the latest version is 3.25.1.
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Pfackelmann
20 January 2017
Version: 3.24.0
v 3.24.0 is catched by ClamXav with Adware OS X.Spigot.
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MarieVezina99
08 December 2016
Version: 3.23.0.2
Nice to be here, this community is great place to learn!
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a1lmttkuvzk4497
08 December 2016
Version: 3.23.0.2
I'm new here, and hope can learn from you guys.
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Mcr
24 August 2016
Version: 3.21.0
Client and portable versions, Windows and OS X and Linux can be downloaded WITHOUT BUNDLED INSTALLERS OR MALWARE at FOSSHUB. As a a matter of principle, FOSSHUB will not host any apps with bundled installers. https://www.fosshub.com/FileZilla.html
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TeRRyZx
24 June 2016
Version: 3.19.0-rc1
THIS HAS THE MALWARE SPIGOT VIRUS included in it. AVOID
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jayvyas725
11 March 2016
Version: 3.16.0
Best client available!
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Beamy
27 October 2015
Version: 3.14.1
You can download FileZilla without the installer if you use a direct link (can be found on the sourceforge site). FileZilla 3.14.1 runs on MacOS 10.7.5 Direct Links for FileZilla 3.14.1 (without the annoying installer) : http://skylink.dl.sourceforge.net/project/filezilla/FileZilla_Client/3.14.1/FileZilla_3.14.1_macosx-x86.app.tar.bz2?nowrap& or http://heanet.dl.sourceforge.net/project/filezilla/FileZilla_Client/3.14.1/FileZilla_3.14.1_macosx-x86.app.tar.bz2?nowrap& :)
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Scion777
18 September 2015
Version: 3.14.0
???? 10.7 or later? What? The installer will not run on Yosemite - got the big "NO!" slashmark thru the installer icon. This should be fixed to reflect that on MacUpdate!
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Indio
19 August 2015
Version: 3.13.0
installs maleware and not filezilla
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Pfackelmann
19 August 2015
Version: 3.13.0
From Macupdate: installed - no app to see From filezilla-project.org installed - no app to see Macbook Pro 13 mid 2012", 10.10.5
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Anotheruser
20 July 2015
Version: 3.12.0.2
What a disappointment. Somewhat begrudgingly I have to give a bad review. I have used this software in the past and found it solid. But since it is hosted on SourceForge.net, and since they have indeed introduced malware into their "installer" schemes, I have to direct your attention to Xenedar's review and give this url: https://discussions.apple.com/thread/7135825 so you can delete the malware crap that now gets installed when trying to install FileZilla. What a shame. Goodbye FileZilla, goodbye SourceForge. Someone failed to fight "the good fight", or lost it.
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Xenedar
11 July 2015
Version: 3.12.0
DO NOT install FileZilla. NEVER.
The developer sold out to the new corrupt, malware-peddling owners of SourceForge, and as a result now pile tons of adware and malware into the installer, and Mac users are not exempt.
Some of it you can turn off, some of it you can't. Despite the FileZilla shills and astroturfers blaming the user, this is all extremely well documented, so you don't have to (and shouldn't) take my word alone - just Google "FileZilla", "malware" and "adware" and see for yourself.
This reprehensible behavior is an absolute abuse of trust.
See also:
http://www.thesafemac.com/tag/Filezilla/
http://www.thesafemac.com/tag/SourceForge/
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Akwarner
30 June 2015
Version: 3.12.0-rc1
This was a great piece of software. I just installed this version and without any heads up to or request of me, it installed MacKeeper on my MacBook Pro. I am beyond annoyed and will need to relegate this to software that is no longer fit for use and has lost its way. So sad.
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Gregorgy
08 June 2015
Version: 3.11.0.2
Stay Away!!!! I feel that MU should even remove this from listings as it is used to distribute malware, spyware, PUPs and crippleware and the author makes no effort to conceal this. Furthermore, removal of said infections can only be achieved with am OS reinstall in many instances, especially for the naive. Be warned.
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gbsaab
23 March 2015
Version: 3.10.3-beta1
WARNING - the SourceForge download for Mac OS X does not install FileZilla. All it seems to do is offer adware and MacKeeper for installation. The Wiki says there are versions for Intel and PPC Macs. However, I could not find them. There is only the one stable download offered.

The current beta on offer in MacUpdate is the same. It does not install the app - only offers to install other apps including MacKeeper.

There are warnings on the SourceForge forum but I couldn't find a warning here so, I'm posting this alert.

At present I don't know how to get a copy of FileZilla. Hopefully someone at SourceForge will fix things soon.
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wmh
27 January 2015
Version: 3.10.1-rc1
3.10 no longer connects to my GoDaddy server. Last working version is 3.9.0.6 for me. I have tried each new version of 3.10 but still no connection. Be sure not to replace your older working versions before testing for yourself. As for 3.9.0.6 (four stars), I have no complaints!
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darqaz01
09 January 2015
Version: 3.10.0-rc2
It is the most helpful ftp app in my Mac since the SBM protocol sometimes not work with inputting domain account in office.
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darqaz01
09 January 2015
Version: 3.10.0-rc2
It is the most helpful ftp app in my Mac since the SBM protocol sometimes not work with inputting domain account in office.
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0.5
Misterc
07 January 2015
Version: 3.10.0-rc2
Incapable of basic OS X fundamentals like drag and drop to the Desktop in 2015?? And uses 100% cpu during transfers. And oh my god my eyes hurt, that UI is horrendous. Even for free, no thanks!
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MuchMac
23 December 2014
Version: 3.9.0.6
Capable and free FTP client. This has been a workhorse application for me on both Mac and Windows. Like everyone else, I have an opinion on how it could be better, but mostly I wish to express my thanks to the developers for their continuing work on FileZilla. FWIW, I had zero issues with extra software. Any hint of that would be an immediate deal-killer for me. There was no installer at all with the MU download. All I had to do was uncompress the download file and drag the uncompressed file to my Applications folder.
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pat9-1
04 December 2014
Version: 3.9.0.6
Now installs malware that makes it impossible for you to use Google, and if you fix it, it reinstalls itself.
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Drtyrell969
09 September 2014
Version: 3.9.0.5
Absolute stone ages and it comes packed with Yahoo CRAP that takes over your browser default pages and search engines. Go Transmit or go home.
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3.5
jdfesta7
01 September 2014
Version: 3.9.0.3
I'm really sad. I loved FileZilla and used it all the time for backups but the new version won't work with my version of Mac anymore. Is there anyway to still use the old download for Mac 10. 6.8?
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SickTeddyBear
18 August 2014
Version: 3.9.0.3
The new default download warns you that "This installer may include bundled offers." If you want the original full drag & drop download without an installer, get it here: https://filezilla-project.org/download.php?show_all=1
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jc-lau
17 August 2014
Version: 3.9.0.3
System requirements raised up to Mac OS X 10.7.
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Maclover1-1
17 August 2014
Version: 3.9.0.3
Retina support of the main interface (namely fonts) on this incarnation, not the icons, still it looks a lot better (and "almost" Mac-like). I have it only for when I need to explain how it works to a Windows user/client (so I don't have to launch Parallels). For Mac users I advise Yummy FTP Lite, it's cheap and sufficient usually, and shows a double panel.. which people seem to understand better than single-Cyberduck-window. It's always good to make clients understand that they can use their web-hosting plan as a sort of DropBox etc etc. But ftp software scares the layman/woman generally. "Oh I wont0 understand how to use it). Hence why cuter interfaces are a better choice IMO.
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Pereubu
17 August 2014
Version: 3.9.0.3
Curiously the installer for FileZilla installs a suspect software ZipCloud if one forget to skip its installation
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BDeal
30 July 2014
Version: 3.9.0.1
For years, I've used Filezilla; first on Windows, then (and currently) on Mac OS. Always been happy with the interface: I don't need pretty, I need function. My complaint is this latest update (3.9.0.1) has changed some functions I've grown used to. For example, I usually minimize the app using the default Mac OS keyboard shortcut, Command-M, but now this brings up the manual transfer window. Visiting the Filezilla forums yields comments from the developers like, "be glad we even offer a Mac version". Hmm, and it just crashed as I am writing this.
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umaromc
24 July 2014
Version: 3.9.0.1
Installer (yes, no dragging the app to your Applications folder anymore because...) won't complete without being able to phone home and you will be prompted to install and agree to or skip a couple of adware services. I think I'll be trashing this app.
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aniello-mrt
01 June 2014
Version: 3.8.1
Good.. but when drag&drop support for OSX will be added?
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Sd-robert
30 March 2014
Version: 3.8.0
awesome software! The best FTP client for Mac OS X! 5 stars!
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Jazzyguy
22 March 2014
Version: 3.8.0-beta2
GREAT SOFTWARE!
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Jazzyguy
18 March 2014
Version: 3.8.0-beta2
GREAT SOFTWARE!
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5
Jazzyguy
14 March 2014
Version: 3.8.0-beta1
Excellent!Great FTP Client
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4.5
creed3
11 March 2014
Version: 3.7.4.1
This has been my go-to FTP for years. I've tried most of the others, and while some are more pretty and have a more Mac-like app appearance, this does what I want and how I want more than any of the others.
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