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Should I remove CuteFTP 8 Professional?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
25% remove it75% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,479
United States Rank #8,819
Reach 0.0561%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 26.54 days
782.94 days >
Average installed length: 411.37 days


8.3.4 41.18%
8.3.3 5.97%
8.3.2 19.37%
8.3.1 0.81%
8.2.0 1.27%
8.1.0 1.90%
8.0.7 8.05%
8.0.6 1.45%
8.0.5 2.53%
8.0.4 0.63%
8.0.3 2.08%
8.00.0000 14.75%

CuteFTP 8 Professional

What is CuteFTP 8 Professional?  (from GlobalSCAPE)

CuteFTP 8 Professional transfers files between your PC and remote computers. Whether you're publishing a Web page; downloading the latest digital images, music, and software; or transferring large files between your home and office, CuteFTP Home will get the job done quickly and easily, even if you're a beginner. Fea...  Read more


CuteFTP 8 Professional is a software program developed by GlobalSCAPE. The most common release is 8.3.4, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. It adds registry entry for the current user which will allow the program to automatically start each time it is rebooted. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The primary executable is named cuteftppro.exe. The setup package generally installs about 42 files and is usually about 16.06 MB (16,838,869 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 7 (SP1) and Windows 10. While about 36% of users of CuteFTP 8 Professional come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.cuteftp.com/cuteftp
Help link: www.globalscape.com/support
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GlobalSCAPE\CuteFTP 8 Professional
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{91F34319-08DE-
Estimated size: 16.06 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CuteFTP 8 Professional

Program executable:cuteftppro.exe
Name:CuteFTP Professional
CuteFTP Pro File Transfer Application
Path:C:\Program Files\GlobalSCAPE\CuteFTP 8 Professional\cuteftppro.exe
Additional files:
  • GSCrypto.dll - GlobalSCAPE Texas, LP Cryptographic Module (GlobalSCAPE Cryptographic Module)
  • SSLFIPS.dll - GlobalSCAPE, Inc. SSL-FIPS Module (GlobalSCAPE FIPS 140-2 SSL Dynamic Link Library)
  • SSL.dll - GlobalSCAPE Texas, LP SSL Module (GlobalSCAPE SSL Dynamic Link Library)
  • Setup.exe - CuteFTP 8 Professional
  • CuteShell.dll - Shell Integration DLL (CuteFTP Shell Integration Module)
  • compress.dll - CuteFTP Professional (Compress Dynamic Link Library)
  • DBConverter.dll - DBConverter Dynamic Link Library
  • FolderMonitor.dll - FolderMonitor Dynamic Link Library
  • ftpte.exe - FTP Transfer Engine
  • sftp21.dll - SFTP Dynamic Link Library
  • SiteBackup.dll - SiteBackup Dynamic Link Library
  • zlib.dll - GlobalSCAPE zlib.dll (zlib data compression library)
  • sftp.dll - SFTP Module (GlobalSCAPE SFTP Dynamic Link Library)
  • sftpFIPS.dll
  • unzip32.dll (by Info-ZIP) - Info-ZIP's UnZip Windows DLL (Info-ZIP's UnZip DLL for Win32)
  • zip32.dll (by Info-ZIP) - Info-ZIP's WiZ (Info-ZIP's Zip dll)
  • FileCryptIK.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • CuteShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'CuteFTP 8 Professional' with a class of {8f7261d0-d2b9-11d2-9909-00605205b24c}.
Scheduled Task
  • cuteftppro.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{F82FFBD5-7F38-48D1-AF44-FA03848162D1}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (User Run)
  • ftpte.exe is loaded in the current user (HKCU) registry as an auto-starting executable named 'CuteFTP TE' and executes as "C:\Program Files\GlobalSCAPE\CuteFTP 8 Professional\ftpte.exe".
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • ftpte.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\GlobalSCAPE\CuteFTP 8 Professional\ftpte.exe'.

How do I remove CuteFTP 8 Professional?

You can uninstall CuteFTP 8 Professional from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program CuteFTP 8 Professional, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove CuteFTP 8 Professional.

Win 7 (SP1) 57%
Win 7 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 25%
Keep it 75%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 64.74%
Windows 10 22.97%
Windows XP 7.69%
Windows Vista 4.34%
Windows Server 2003 0.27%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 28.22%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.78%
Windows 7 Professional 12.98%
Microsoft Windows XP 7.62%
Windows 8.1 Pro 3.81%
Windows 8 Pro 3.63%

Distribution by countryGeography

36.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 36.00%
  United Kingdom 6.30%
  Canada 4.68%
  Iran 4.04%
  Italy 3.55%
  Turkey 2.74%
  Australia 2.74%
  Spain 2.34%
  Brazil 2.34%
  India 2.10%
  Netherlands 1.86%
  France 1.61%
  Pakistan 1.61%
  Belgium 1.53%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.86%
Hewlett-Packard 23.76%
Acer 12.05%
ASUS 10.23%
Samsung 3.14%
Lenovo 2.97%
Toshiba 2.81%
Intel 2.64%
American Megatrends 0.99%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.58%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 4.78%
ASUS All Series 3.59%
Dell Inspiron N5110 3.19%
Dell Inspiron 580 1.99%
Dell Studio XPS 9100 1.99%

About GlobalSCAPE

GlobalSCAPE is a software company whose products are considered part of the managed file transfer category and are aimed at helping businesses and individuals safely send sensitive information over the Internet, including corporate and financial data, medical records, and customer information.
Publisher URL: www.globalscape.com


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