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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
Overall Sentiment
Very good
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How common is it?
Global Rank #12,466
United States Rank #10,788
Reach 0.0256%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.60 days
165.07 days >
Average installed length: 86.73 days


9.01 40.28%
9 10.12%

Ipswitch WS_FTP Pro

What is Ipswitch WS_FTP Pro?  (from Ipswitch)

Exchanging files over the Internet shouldn’t be complicated. That’s why more than 40 million users from around the world rely on WS_FTP Professional from Ipswitch File Transfer to simplify file transfer tasks, save time, and improve communications. With the highest levels of encryption and a range of customization opt...  Read more


Ipswitch WS_FTP Pro is a program developed by Ipswitch. The most used version is 9.01, with over 80% of all installations currently using this version. It adds a Browser Helper Object (BHO) to Internet Explorer. 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 main program executable is wsftppro.exe. The software installer includes 45 files and is usually about 10.42 MB (10,929,391 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 50% of users of Ipswitch WS_FTP Pro come from the United States, it is also popular in Germany and Canada.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.ipswitchft.com/ws-ftp-client
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\Ipswitch\WS_FTP Pro
Uninstaller: RunDll32 C:\Program Files1\COMMON~1\INSTAL~1\PROFES~1\RunTime\09\01\Intel32\Ctor.dll,LaunchSetup "C:\Program Files\InstallShield Installation Information\{A
Estimated size: 10.42 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Ipswitch WS_FTP Pro

Program executable:wsftppro.exe
Path:C:\Program Files\Ipswitch\WS_FTP Pro\wsftppro.exe
Additional files:
  • Res0409.dll - Ipswtich WS_FTP (Ipswitch WS_FTP Pro/Home Resource DLL - English)
  • ftpfind.exe - WS_FTP Pro (WS_FTP Find Utility)
  • ftpmgr.dll - Transfer Manager DLL
  • ftpsched.exe - schedule Application
  • ftpscrpt.exe - WS_FTP Scripting Utility
  • ftpsync.exe - WS_FTP Synchronize Utility
  • fwsced.exe - WS_FTP Pro FireScript Editor
  • Res0407.dll - Ipswitch WS_FTP Pro/Home Resource DLL - German
  • schedule.dll - scheduler DLL
  • sslsvc.dll - WS_FTP SSL DLL 128 bit encryption
  • UpWiz.exe - WS_FTP Upload Wizard Application
  • wsbho2k0.dll - wsbho2k0 Module
  • wsffind.dll
  • wsftpctl.dll - wsftpctl DLL
  • wsftpext.dll - WS_FTP Pro Extension Library
  • wsftpgui.exe - WS_FTP Pro Application
  • wsftpsi.dll - wsftpsi Module
  • wsftpurl.exe - wsftpurl
  • XTP8700Lib.dll (by Codejock Software)
  • ijl15.dll (by Intel) - Intel® JPEG Library (Intel® JPEG Library - Retail Version)
  • ipspgp.dll
  • IpsThumb.dll
  • libeay32.dll
  • ssleay32.dll
  • wsfirscr.dll
  • wsftplib.dll
  • wshosts.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • wsftpsi.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'WS_FTP' with a class of {797F3885-5429-11D4-8823-0050DA59922B}.
Internet Explorer BHO
  • wsbho2k0.dll is installed in Internet Explorer as a BHO (Browser Helper Object) under the name 'WsftpBrowserHelper Class' with the class of {601ED020-FB6C-11D3-87D8-0050DA59922B} (Ipswitch.WsftpBrowserHelper).
2 Scheduled Tasks
  • wsftpgui.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{930FDB17-4924-45C3-8151-0BA03A06F015}' (runs on registration).
  • wsftppro.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{DBD92EC6-CBBA-4319-BB7D-65A0DDEC48C8}' (runs on registration).
6 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • UpWiz.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Ipswitch\WS_FTP Pro\UpWiz.exe'.
  • ftpscrpt.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Ipswitch\WS_FTP Pro\ftpscrpt.exe'.
  • ftpsched.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Ipswitch\WS_FTP Pro\ftpsched.exe'.
  • ftpfind.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\Ipswitch\WS_FTP Pro\ftpfind.exe'.
  • wsftppro.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WS_FTP Pro\wsftppro.exe'.
  • wsftpgui.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WS_FTP Pro\wsftpgui.exe'.

How do I remove Ipswitch WS_FTP Pro?

You can uninstall Ipswitch WS_FTP Pro 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 Ipswitch WS_FTP Pro, 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 Ipswitch WS_FTP Pro.

How do I reset my web browser?

If your web browser homepage and search settings have been modfied by Ipswitch WS_FTP Pro you can restore them to their previous default settings.
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Win 7 (SP1) 51%
Win Vista 0%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 53.75%
Windows 10 20.36%
Windows XP 19.37%
Windows Vista 6.32%
Windows Server 2003 0.20%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 19.44%
Windows 7 Home Premium 19.25%
Windows 7 Professional 17.26%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.67%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.16%
Windows 10 Pro 3.57%

Distribution by countryGeography

50.24% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 50.24%
  Germany 11.18%
  Canada 5.35%
  Netherlands 5.20%
  United Kingdom 3.31%
  Sweden 2.68%
  India 1.89%
  Thailand 1.73%
  Italy 1.73%
  France 1.42%
  Australia 1.10%
  Brazil 0.94%
  Belgium 0.94%
  Austria 0.94%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 28.68%
Hewlett-Packard 21.69%
Acer 13.60%
Intel 6.25%
Toshiba 5.88%
ASUS 4.04%
Medion 3.68%
American Megatrends 2.94%
Lenovo 2.21%
Sahara 1.47%
Alienware 0.74%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 5.43%
ASUS All Series 3.10%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.10%
Dell Latitude D630 2.33%
Dell Studio XPS 9100 2.33%
Dell OptiPlex 755 1.55%


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