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Should I remove FileZilla Client?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
2% remove it98% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #7,369
United States Rank #8,660
Reach 0.0572%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 14.63 days
431.48 days >
Average installed length: 226.71 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

FileZilla Client

What is FileZilla Client?  (from Tim Kosse)

FileZilla Client is a fast and reliable cross-platform FTP, FTPS and SFTP client with lots of useful features and an intuitive graphical user interface. Supports FTP, FTP over SSL/TLS (FTPS) and SSH File Transfer Protocol (SFTP). HTTP/1.1, SOCKS5 and FTP-Proxy support.


FileZilla Client is a program developed by Tim Kosse. 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. The main program executable is filezilla.exe. The software installer includes 8 files and is usually about 16.59 MB (17,396,666 bytes). In comparison to the total number of users, most PCs are running the OS Windows 7 (SP1) as well as Windows 10. While about 39% of users of FileZilla Client come from the United States, it is also popular in France and United Kingdom.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: filezilla-project.org
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\FileZilla FTP Client
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\FileZilla FTP Client\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 16.59 MB

Program filesFiles installed by FileZilla Client

Program executable:filezilla.exe
FileZilla FTP Client
Path:C:\Program Files\filezilla ftp client\filezilla.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - FileZilla (FileZilla FTP Client)
  • fzshellext.dll - fzshellext Dynamic Link Library
  • fzputtygen.exe (by FileZilla Project) - SFTP module for FileZilla based on PuTTY's psftp component
  • fzsftp.exe (by FileZilla Project)
  • fzshellext_64.dll
  • mingwm10.dll
  • NSIS.Library.RegTool.v3.{27D15A81-DAC2-4986-A8FF-118E4893F43D}.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • filezilla.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{B99BB62E-3A42-4A17-BD7A-5DC168504E58}' (runs on registration).
Startup File (All Users Run Once)
  • NSIS.Library.RegTool.v3.{27D15A81-DAC2-4986-A8FF-118E4893F43D}.exe is loaded once in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'NSIS.Library.RegTool.v3' which loads as "C:\Program Files\FileZilla FTP Client\NSIS.Library.RegTool.v3.{586D6AAC-BFE3-474A-B57A-4057234B0E29}.exe" /S.
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • filezilla.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\FileZilla FTP Client\filezilla.exe'.

How do I remove FileZilla Client?

You can uninstall FileZilla Client 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 FileZilla Client, 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 FileZilla Client.

Win 7 (SP1) 63%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 2%
Keep it 98%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 67.82%
Windows 10 27.22%
Windows XP 3.37%
Windows Vista 1.60%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 24.71%
Windows 7 Professional 20.71%
Windows 7 Ultimate 17.42%
Windows 8 Pro 8.27%
Windows 8 5.16%
Windows 8.1 3.38%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.20% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.20%
  France 8.20%
  United Kingdom 5.64%
  Germany 4.10%
  Italy 3.25%
  Canada 2.90%
  Netherlands 2.39%
  Brazil 2.31%
  Australia 1.88%
  India 1.79%
  Belgium 1.71%
  Turkey 1.71%
  Poland 1.45%
  Israel 1.37%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 23.56%
Hewlett-Packard 23.26%
Acer 15.11%
ASUS 10.67%
Lenovo 4.89%
Toshiba 4.00%
Intel 3.85%
Samsung 3.41%
MSI 1.48%
Alienware 0.74%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.80%
HP Pavilion g6 Notebook P... 4.43%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.69%
ASUS All Series 2.58%
Dell Studio XPS 7100 2.21%
HP ProBook 4530s 2.21%


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