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Should I remove WinSCP?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
13% remove it87% keep it
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5.7.4 11.11%
5.1.5 22.22%
5.1.4 11.11%
4.0.7 44.44%
4.0.3 11.11%

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What is WinSCP?

Some older versions of the WinSCP sponsored installer included OpenCandy advertising module. The module used the user's geo-location, operating system and language to choose "relevant advertisements". Revenue from the advertisements was shared between OpenCandy and WinSCP developers and is thus used to support WinSCP development. The current version of the installer does not contain OpenCandy module. Current versions of the WinSCP installer bundle Google Chrome.

About  (from Martin Prikryl)

WinSCP is an open source free SFTP client and FTP client for Windows. Its main function is the secure file transfer between local and remote computer. Beyond this, WinSCP offers basic file manager functionality.


The most used version is 4.0.7, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. 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 main program executable is WinSCP.exe. The software installer includes 4 files and is usually about 1.22 MB (1,275,904 bytes).
WinSCP has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: winscp.net
Help link: winscp.net/eng/docs/start
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\WinSCP\
Uninstaller: MsiExec.exe /I{F7A4A915-F322-477E-AE76-55F17B3CED7F}
(The Windows Installer is used for the installation, maintenance, and removal.)
Estimated size: 1.22 MB
Language: English (United States)

Program filesFiles installed by WinSCP

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.exe - WinSCP: SFTP, FTP and SCP client

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Scheduled Task
  • WinSCP.exe is scheduled as a task named 'BackupTerpsminde' (runs weekly on Thursdays at 00:00).
Windows Firewall Allowed Program
  • 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, 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 10 56%
Win 7 (SP1) 44%
Uninstall it 13%
Keep it 87%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 10 55.56%
Windows 7 44.44%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Enterprise 33.33%
Windows 10 Home 22.22%
Windows 8 Pro 11.11%
Windows 8.1 Pro 11.11%
Windows 7 Home Premium 11.11%
Windows 8.1 11.11%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.89% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.89%
  Sweden 5.56%
  United Kingdom 5.56%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Dell 55.56%
Hewlett-Packard 11.11%
Toshiba 11.11%
Intel 11.11%
MSI 11.11%
Common models
Dell Dell System XPS L5... 12.50%
Dell Dell System XPS 15... 12.50%
HP EliteBook 840 G1 12.50%
Dell XPS L412Z 12.50%
Dell Latitude E6510 12.50%
TOSHIBA Satellite P55t-A 12.50%

Publisher URL: winscp.net


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