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What percent of users and experts removed it?
12% remove it88% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #13,315
United States Rank #14,631
Reach 0.0229%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 45.63 days
861.15 days >
Average installed length: 452.47 days


5.1 100.00%

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WinSCP 5.1

What is WinSCP?

WinSCP (Windows Secure CoPy) is a free and open source SFTP, SCP, and FTP client for Microsoft Windows. Its main function is secure file transfer between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers basic file manager and file synchronization functionality. For secure transfers, it uses Secure Shell (SSH) and supports the SCP protocol in addition to SFTP.

About  (from Martin Prikryl)

Freeware SFTP (SSH File Transfer Protocol), FTP (File Transfer Protocol) and SCP (Secure Copy) client for Windows using SSH (Secure Shell). Its main function is safe copying of files between a local and a remote computer. Beyond this basic function, WinSCP manages some other actions with files.


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 primary executable is named winscp.exe. The setup package generally installs about 21 files and is usually about 11.39 MB (11,943,680 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: winscp.net
Help link: winscp.net/forum
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinSCP\
Uninstaller: "C:\Program Files\WinSCP\unins000.exe"
Estimated size: 11.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinSCP 5.1

Program executable:winscp.exe
WinSCP: SFTP, FTP and SCP client
Path:C:\Program Files\winscp\winscp.exe
Additional files:
  • DragExt.dll - WinSCP (Drag&Drop shell extension for WinSCP (32-bit))
  • DragExt64.dll - Drag&Drop shell extension for WinSCP (64-bit)
  • WinSCP.dll
  • winscp407.exe - Windows SFTP, FTP and SCP client
  • winscp410.exe - SFTP, FTP and SCP client
  • winscp412.exe
  • winscp413.exe
  • winscp414.exe
  • winscp416.exe
  • winscp417.exe
  • winscp418.exe
  • winscp419.exe
  • WinSCP427.exe - WinSCP: SFTP, FTP and SCP client
  • WinSCP428.exe
  • WinSCP429.exe
  • WinSCP431B.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

3 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • WinSCP428.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinSCP4\WinSCP428.exe'.
  • WinSCP427.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinSCP4\WinSCP427.exe'.
  • WinSCP.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinSCP\WinSCP.exe'.

How do I remove WinSCP?

You can uninstall WinSCP 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 WinSCP 5.1, 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 WinSCP.

Win 7 (SP1) 77%
Win 8 0%
Uninstall it 12%
Keep it 88%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 81.46%
Windows 10 11.48%
Windows XP 5.08%
Windows Vista 1.99%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 28.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 26.89%
Windows 7 Ultimate 18.44%
Windows 7 Enterprise 6.44%
Microsoft Windows XP 5.11%
Windows 8 Pro 3.56%

Distribution by countryGeography

35.65% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 35.65%
  Germany 10.21%
  France 7.90%
  United Kingdom 4.43%
  Canada 3.85%
  Italy 2.89%
  Netherlands 2.70%
  Japan 1.93%
  Poland 1.93%
  India 1.54%
  Finland 1.35%
  Australia 1.35%
  Sweden 1.16%
  Austria 1.16%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 25.93%
Hewlett-Packard 24.44%
Acer 14.81%
ASUS 12.22%
Samsung 4.07%
Toshiba 3.70%
Intel 3.33%
Lenovo 2.96%
Sony 1.11%
American Megatrends 0.74%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 4.61%
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 3.29%
HP ProBook 4530s 3.29%
Dell Latitude E6420 2.63%
Dell Latitude E6520 1.97%
HP EliteBook 8460p 1.97%

Publisher URL: winscp.net


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