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WinSCP 4.1.7

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.

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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 primary executable is named winscp.exe. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 6.6 MB (6,924,335 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: 6.6 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinSCP 4.1.7

Program executable:winscp.exe
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)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

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 4.1.7, 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) 52%
Win Server 2003 3%
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 51.52%
Windows XP 18.18%
Windows Vista 15.15%
Windows 10 12.12%
Windows Server 2003 3.03%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 18.18%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.15%
Windows 7 Enterprise 15.15%
Windows 7 Home Premium 12.12%
Windows 7 Professional 9.09%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 6.06%

Distribution by countryGeography

51.16% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 51.16%
  Israel 6.98%
  Germany 6.98%
  France 4.65%
  Poland 4.65%
  UA 2.33%
  Australia 2.33%
  Russia 2.33%
  Philippines 2.33%
  Netherlands 2.33%
  DK 2.33%
  KE 2.33%
  Italy 2.33%
  Malaysia 2.33%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 30.00%
Hewlett-Packard 26.67%
American Megatrends 10.00%
Toshiba 6.67%
Lenovo 6.67%
Samsung 3.33%
Packard Bell 3.33%
Intel 3.33%
Acer 3.33%
ASUS 3.33%
Common models
TOSHIBA Satellite L775D 3.57%
Samsung 550P5C/550P7C 3.57%
Packard Bell BV IMEDIA X2... 3.57%
MSI MS-7821 3.57%

Publisher URL: winscp.net


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