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Should I remove CuteFTP 9?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
3% remove it97% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #8,795
United States Rank #9,016
Reach 0.0439%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 12.04 days
355.14 days >
Average installed length: 186.60 days


9.2.0 0.46%
9.0.5 59.58%
9.0.3 0.12%
9.0.0 39.84%

CuteFTP 9


CuteFTP 9 is a software program developed by GlobalSCAPE. The most common release is 9.0.5, 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. 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 29 files and is usually about 66.63 MB (69,869,977 bytes). Relative to the overall usage of users who have this installed on their PCs, most are running Windows 10 and Windows 7 (SP1). While about 44% of users of CuteFTP 9 come from the United States, it is also popular in United Kingdom and Italy.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.globalscape.com
Help link: www.globalscape.com/o/6505
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Globalscape\CuteFTP
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files2\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\engine\6\INTEL3~1\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{89B9E358-75C6-
Estimated size: 66.63 MB

Program filesFiles installed by CuteFTP 9

Program executable:cuteftppro.exe
CuteFTP File Transfer Application
Path:C:\Program Files\Globalscape\CuteFTP\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, Inc. SSL Module (GlobalSCAPE SSL Dynamic Link Library)
  • CuteShell.dll - Shell Integration DLL (CuteFTP Shell Integration Module)
  • CuteShell64.dll
  • ftpte.exe - CuteFTP Professional (FTP Transfer Engine)
  • zlib.dll - GlobalSCAPE zlib.dll (zlib data compression library)
  • sftp.dll - SFTP Module (GlobalSCAPE SFTP Dynamic Link Library)
  • sftpFIPS.dll
  • compress.dll - CuteFTP (Compress Dynamic Link Library)
  • cutftp32.exe
  • FolderMonitor.dll - FolderMonitor Dynamic Link Library
  • SiteBackup.dll - SiteBackup Dynamic Link Library
  • cryptopp.dll (by Wei Dai) - Crypto++® Library (Crypto++® Library DLL)
  • 7z.dll (by Igor Pavlov) - 7-Zip (7z Standalone Plugin)
  • FileCryptIK.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Context Menu Handlers
  • CuteShell64.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'CuteShellExt' with a class of {A09315EC-39D3-4ED3-B6A1-262DDC54A3C5}.
  • CuteShell.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'CuteFTP 8 Professional' with a class of {8f7261d0-d2b9-11d2-9909-00605205b24c}.
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\ftpte.exe".

How do I remove CuteFTP 9?

You can uninstall CuteFTP 9 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 9, 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 9.

Win 10 46%
Win XP 0%
Auto-starting? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 3%
Keep it 97%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 49.54%
Windows 10 45.84%
Windows XP 3.23%
Windows Vista 1.15%
Windows Server 2003 0.23%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Ultimate 19.19%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.57%
Windows 7 Professional 12.72%
Windows 8.1 Pro 9.02%
Windows 10 Pro 7.86%
Windows 8.1 7.75%

Distribution by countryGeography

44.06% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 44.06%
  United Kingdom 5.69%
  Italy 4.37%
  Canada 3.86%
  Iran 3.45%
  Turkey 3.15%
  Australia 2.94%
  Germany 1.93%
  Brazil 1.83%
  Netherlands 1.83%
  France 1.62%
  Saudi Arabia 1.62%
  Sweden 1.42%
  India 1.42%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 22.07%
Hewlett-Packard 22.07%
ASUS 15.90%
Acer 12.72%
Samsung 5.17%
Lenovo 4.57%
Toshiba 3.98%
Intel 3.18%
MSI 0.80%
American Megatrends 0.60%
Common models
ASUS All Series 10.27%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.36%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 2.68%
Acer Aspire 5750G 1.79%
ASUSTeK K55VD 1.79%
Dell Inspiron 580 1.79%

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

comments2 comments

user comment
user comment
GNover a year ago
You may have heard of secure FTP in the news recently that the chief of Google's legal department described it as being the only way Google sends requested information online to government agencies like the NSA, DHS, and other such agencies. Otherwise, they hand-deliver it in person to them. The US ARMY also widely uses secure FTP around the world from the regional headquarters to the battle front. The ARMY's choice is Globalscape's CuteFTP. So that tells you how good it is to use secure FTP if you want privacy and security in communication. With you it may not be a matter of life and death, but with the ARMY and other agencies, it often can be.
user comment
GNover a year ago
CuteFTP 9 is an awesome secure FTP solution with good encryption and made by a well-known, public company, Globalscape.