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What percent of users and experts removed it?
20% remove it80% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #18,967
United States Rank #18,333
Reach 0.0123%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 228.72 days
835.11 days >
Average installed length: 438.78 days


5.1.1 100.00%

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WinSCP 5.1.1

Remove WinSCP 5.1.1
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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 main program executable is winscp.exe. The software installer includes 5 files and is usually about 11.39 MB (11,946,230 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 5.1.1

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)
  • unins000.exe - Setup/Uninstall
  • putty.exe (by Simon Tatham) - PuTTY suite (SSH, Telnet and Rlogin client)

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • WinSCP.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\WinSCP\WinSCP.exe'.
  • putty.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\PuTTY\putty.exe'.

How do I remove WinSCP?

Quickly and completely remove WinSCP 5.1.1 from your computer by downloading Reason's ‘Should I Remove It?’ (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 5.1.1, 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) 75%
Win 7 0%
Uninstall it 20%
Keep it 80%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 77.31%
Windows 10 17.23%
Windows Vista 3.36%
Windows XP 2.10%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Professional 27.73%
Windows 7 Home Premium 23.95%
Windows 7 Ultimate 15.55%
Windows 7 Enterprise 8.82%
Windows 8 Pro 4.20%
Windows 8 Pro with Media ... 2.52%

Distribution by countryGeography

43.11% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 43.11%
  Germany 9.89%
  France 9.19%
  Canada 3.53%
  Poland 3.53%
  United Kingdom 2.83%
  Japan 2.12%
  Australia 1.77%
  Sweden 1.77%
  Austria 1.77%
  India 1.41%
  Israel 1.41%
  Belgium 1.06%
  Italy 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 34.04%
Hewlett-Packard 23.40%
Acer 11.35%
ASUS 7.80%
Lenovo 6.38%
American Megatrends 3.55%
Samsung 2.84%
Toshiba 2.84%
Sony 1.42%
Apple 0.71%
Alienware 0.71%
Common models
Dell Latitude E6420 2.63%
Dell XPS 8300 2.63%
ASUSTeK G55VW 1.75%
Dell Dell System XPS L7... 1.75%
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 1.75%
Dell Latitude D630 1.75%

Publisher URL: winscp.net


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