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WinSCP 4.3.5

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.


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 primary executable is named winscp.exe. The setup package generally installs about 5 files and is usually about 8.13 MB (8,524,961 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: 8.13 MB

Program filesFiles installed by WinSCP 4.3.5

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)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WinSCP.exe is scheduled as a task named 'WinSCP_exe' (Next runs on 1/1/0001 at 12:00 AM).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • WinSCP.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinSCP\WinSCP.exe'.

How do I remove WinSCP?

Quickly and completely remove WinSCP 4.3.5 from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program WinSCP 4.3.5, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 Server 2003 0%
Uninstall it 6%
Keep it 94%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 82.48%
Windows XP 7.79%
Windows 8 5.60%
Windows Vista 3.65%
Windows Server 2003 0.49%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 31.54%
Windows 7 Home Premium 27.63%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.67%
Microsoft Windows XP 8.07%
Windows 7 Enterprise 6.60%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 2.69%

Distribution by countryGeography

40.66% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 40.66%
  Germany 7.39%
  France 6.37%
  Canada 4.52%
  United Kingdom 3.70%
  Japan 2.67%
  Italy 2.46%
  Finland 2.05%
  Australia 1.85%
  Poland 1.85%
  Israel 1.64%
  Sweden 1.64%
  India 1.44%
  Brazil 1.23%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 33.58%
Hewlett-Packard 23.51%
Acer 10.07%
ASUS 8.21%
Toshiba 5.60%
Intel 4.10%
Lenovo 3.73%
American Megatrends 0.75%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv7 Notebook ... 5.10%
Dell Latitude E6420 3.18%
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.18%
Dell OptiPlex 790 2.55%
HP ProBook 6560b 2.55%
Dell Latitude E6410 1.91%

Publisher URL: winscp.net


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