Software Update: FileZilla 3.10.2

FileZilla has released version 3.10.2 of its eponymous open source FTP client. FileZilla is small, simple and yet complete. The program is popular due to its low system resource load. However, a common complaint is that passwords are stored unencrypted on the computer. FileZilla is available for Windows, Linux, and OS X, and can be downloaded from this page be downloaded in different versions.

Be careful of other sources as there are modified versions floating around the internet that contain malware† Also be careful with the default ‘recommended’ download, as it contains a SourceForge wrapper that also contains junk. On the more download optionspage does contain clean installation files. The changelog for this release and the two release candidates can be found below.

FileZilla Client 3.10.2

Bug fixes and minor changes:

  • When finding the local name of a remote file to be edited, use case-insensitive comparison
  • Updated SFTP components from PuTTY
  • MSW: Cleaned up runtime dependencies
  • Fix crash introduced in rc2 when there is no password element for a saved item

FileZilla Client 3.10.2-rc2

New features:

  • OS X binaries are now 64bit
  • MSW: The installer configures Windows Error Reporting to save minidumps in %LOCALAPPDATA%\CrashDumps if filezilla.exe crashes
  • The updater now submits CPU capabilities when checking for updates. In a future version support for CPUs without SSE2 support will be dropped
  • In the XML files, passwords are now base64 encoded

Bug fixes and minor changes:

  • Fix HTTP proxy handshake if no proxy username is set
  • Fix state of filter toolbar button if dismissing filter dialog
  • At the end of transfers, errors writing all downloaded data to disk were not always detected

FileZilla Client 3.10.2-rc1

New features:

  • When reopening files already being edited, preselect the previously used selection
  • The subject area in the certificate verification can now be scrolled if the certificate contains many alternative names
  • Many performance improvements

Bug fixes and minor changes:

  • Fixed display of total transfer size in message log for SFTP transfers
  • MSW: Fixed sorting of sites in Site Manager
  • MSW: Fix initial focus after starting FileZilla to be in the quickconnect bar again
  • Fixed bug in GnuTLS where the AES-NI instruction set wasn’t always used when available
  • Refresh directory trees if sort mode changes
  • Fix potential crash if disconnecting during ongoing transfers
  • Fix updating the transfer progress bar when uploading files via SFTP with a low speed limit set

Version number 3.10.2
Release status Final
Operating systems Windows 7, Linux, Windows XP, macOS, Windows Server 2003, Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows Server 2012, Windows 8, Windows 10
Website FileZilla
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License type GPL