Filezilla has a virus what do you guys use

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My AVG stopped me when I downloaded Filezilla. It seems it has a Trojan, probably from one of the advertisers. What do you guys use for ftp? I've been using Filezilla so long I have no experience with anything else.

Rick
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    Do you download it directly from the official Website of Filezilla?
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  • Profile picture of the author Karen Blundell
    Originally Posted by hometutor View Post

    My AVG stopped me when I downloaded Filezilla. It seems it has a Trojan, probably from one of the advertisers. What do you guys use for ftp? I've been using Filezilla so long I have no experience with anything else.

    Rick
    I use Filezilla and have for years - I run scans all the time and haven't got any trojans from Filezilla - did you download it from somewhere other than here:
    https://filezilla-project.org/
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  • Profile picture of the author JosephC
    I just used Filezilla 5 minutes ago. It is working fine for me.
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  • Profile picture of the author fr33flow
    Either a false positive or a bad download. FileZilla is also open source which gives me more confidence than every MS or Apple program.
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  • Profile picture of the author nightbre
    If its AVG free you have more chance of knitting fog than catching a real virus. Same for Mcafee and Norton shit, not worth the code theyre written with..
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    • Profile picture of the author Raydal
      Originally Posted by nightbre View Post

      If its AVG free you have more chance of knitting fog than catching a real virus. Same for Mcafee and Norton shit, not worth the code theyre written with..
      So what antivirus do you recommend then? Don't leave us hanging.

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      • Profile picture of the author nightbre
        Originally Posted by Raydal View Post

        So what antivirus do you recommend then? Don't leave us hanging.

        -Ray Edwards
        As I work in IT anyway theres 2 roads to take. Free antivirus or Paid.

        Free I would use Avira normally and do a quick scan with Malwarebytes monthly or so. If you find anything suspicious then do a full system scan. After first install though do a full scan to touch base.

        Paid I would use Kaspersky internet security suite. Its £36 or there abouts on their site but if you go to www aria co uk. Also get 2013 as it updates anyway to the 2014 spec. (theyre safe, ive been there and bought kks worth of IT stuff) you can get it in OEM form for around £12 - £20 depending on how many licences you want. Same here though if it looks suspicious Malwarebytes for a second scan.

        Reason why I list both ways is because some customers wont buy any antivirus so they are the most trialled and tested in the service centre.

        Norton,AVG free and Mcafee can be on a machine until Malwarebytes is run all claiming your protected. Then as Malwarebytes finds things the latter suddenly decide they have found things too.

        My record for an AVG free detections with a Malwarebytes scan is 26,000+ infections.

        Dont forget this is based on what I and the others in the place use and there are other very good products out there too.
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      • Profile picture of the author fr33flow
        Originally Posted by Raydal View Post

        So what antivirus do you recommend then? Don't leave us hanging.

        -Ray Edwards
        Avast, bit defender, and my personal favorite: linux.
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  • Profile picture of the author NathanO
    I've also used Filezilla for quite a while now and it always works like a charm for me. Make sure that you download it from the official website. You probably got the trojan while downloading it from another source, rather than downloading it from: filezilla-project.org
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  • Profile picture of the author Jennifer Hutson
    I've never had a problem with Filezilla over the years and AVG is notorious for false positives.

    Did you download it off of the official Filezilla website or through a 3rd party? If you downloaded it from another website, there's always a chance it could have an actual virus if that website is placing malware in the program.

    I use Avast and Housecall for anti-virus. Both seem to be pretty accurate on catching things.
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    • Profile picture of the author kilgore
      Virus or not, I prefer Cyberduck (https://cyberduck.io/).

      Not only does it play well with Amazon S3 and other cloud services (in addition to the usual FTP/SFTP mumbo jumbo), but much, much, much more importantly...

      It has a great name.
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    • Profile picture of the author hometutor
      Originally Posted by Jennifer Hutson View Post

      I've never had a problem with Filezilla over the years and AVG is notorious for false positives.

      Did you download it off of the official Filezilla website or through a 3rd party? If you downloaded it from another website, there's always a chance it could have an actual virus if that website is placing malware in the program.

      I use Avast and Housecall for anti-virus. Both seem to be pretty accurate on catching things.
      Yeah downloaded it from Filezilla which sent me to Sourceforge. I suspect a new advertiser. It will probably clear up in a day or two. In the meantime someone was kind enough to PM me and show me the Windows Explorer trick. I had to use my old username instead of the full domain name you can now use to log into, but once I figured that out it was great. The power and ease of Windows Explorer connected to your website.Wonder if I could make that a permanent link?

      Rick
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  • Profile picture of the author Sarevok
    I use Windows explorer as an FTP client.

    Why use anything else?

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  • Profile picture of the author NickNimmin
    Filezilla is solid, I have been using it for years. Maybe it's the download site or maybe something got hacked somewhere but they are trustworthy.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    I have also downloaded and tested the filezilla on my computer. Never get alarm for viruses.
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  • Profile picture of the author Beergut
    I downloaded it from Cnet.com and it seems pretty clean. This site supposedly scans all the software on their site for viruses which is why I like it.
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  • Profile picture of the author LuckyIMer
    FileZilla has no viruses, it is widely used and recommended, you should be careful where you download it from, I personally dislike AVG and I don't use it.

    Some alternatives are Total Commander and WinSCP, both are widely used and recommended.
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    • Profile picture of the author urangkb
      Originally Posted by LuckyIMer View Post

      FileZilla has no viruses, it is widely used and recommended, you should be careful where you download it from, I personally dislike AVG and I don't use it.

      Some alternatives are Total Commander and WinSCP, both are widely used and recommended.
      FileZilla is okay. Maybe the download site. I've been using them for years too. Free and the best.
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  • Profile picture of the author borsaronero
    Originally Posted by hometutor View Post

    My AVG stopped me when I downloaded Filezilla. It seems it has a Trojan, probably from one of the advertisers. What do you guys use for ftp? I've been using Filezilla so long I have no experience with anything else.

    Rick
    It is coming form other source, not form Filezilla.
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