Software Update: Beyond Compare 4.4.3 build 26655

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Scooter Software has released version 4.4.3 of Beyond Compare. With this very comprehensive program, which is available for Windows, Linux and macOS, files can be compared with each other. In addition, it is possible to compare complete folders, ftp locations and archives. Beyond Compare is available in a standard and a pro version, for Prices which start at $30. The mutual differences can add up this page are being found. Since version 4.4.0, the following changes and improvements have been made:

Beyond Compare 4.4.3 build 26655

Notable changes

  • Windows: Fixed two security vulnerabilities in the .exe installer.
  • Various stability fixes.

Cloud Services

  • Dropbox connections now only try to use TLS 1.2 & 1.3.

File Formats

  • Updated URL for “PDF documents” file format converter.


  • Windows: Fixed DLL preloading vulnerability in uninstaller. Installer will no longer run on Windows XP or Windows Vista.
  • Windows: BCClipboard.exe is no longer run automatically during silent installs unless launched from Beyond Compare as part of an auto-update.
  • Windows: Fixed crash when removing the shell extension in an “Install for current user” install.
  • Windows: Fixed “Internal error: Failed to expand shell folder constant ‘userdesktop'” error when run from a restricted user account.


  • macOS: Fixed moving a tab to a new window and then dragging in the toolbar area moving the original parent window instead.
  • Updated supported OS versions in Windows and Linux README files and updated URLs to use

Picture Compare

  • macOS: Fixed loading some 64bpp PNGs and improved error handling when an image fails to load.

Table Compare

  • Windows: Updated Excel .xls/xlsx reading library.


  • macOS: Fixed crash in the crash reporting dialog.

Beyond Compare 4.4.2 build 26348

Notable changes

  • macOS: Fixed bcomp command line support on macOS 12.3.

Beyond Compare 4.4.1 build 26165

Notable changes

  • Improved stability and various other fixes, especially in FTP/SFTP connections.


  • Added support for PuTTY v3 SSH keys, and enhanced support for other key formats.
  • Added FTPS profile option to limit TLS version minimum and maximum to handle incompatibilities or increase security.
  • macOS/Linux: Fixed hang and high CPU usage when using an empty passphrase to try to load an SSH private key file that’s encrypted and stored in the new OpenSSH private key format.
  • Fixed parsing z/OS FTP listings that include external links.
  • Fixed “450 Transfer aborted. Link to file server lost” error when uploading to ProFTPD hosts.
  • Fixed SFTP connections failing depending on the key exchange algorithms enabled on the server.
  • Fixed read timeout when doing Active mode FTP transfers from vsFTPD servers.
  • macOS: Fixed read timeout when doing Active mode FTP transfers from ProFTPD servers.
  • Fixed “TLS session of data connection not resumed” errors when using TLS 1.3 to connect to FileZilla Server and other FTP servers that rely on GnuTLS.


  • Fixed truncated text in Japanese version.
  • macOS: Fixed “Browse Using Profiles” dialog local file system treeview flickering between incorrect file type icons.


  • Windows: Fixed WebDAV connections using NTLM authentication (eg, SharePoint).


  • macOS: Fixed crashes in “Browse Using Profiles” dialog.
  • macOS: Fixed crash when drawing a combobox.

Version number 4.4.3 build 26655
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, macOS, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11
Website Scooter Software
License type Paid
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