Warning to everyone who uses Filezilla

Last Update: March 03, 2015

The latest version of Filezilla also downloads malware called Binkiland. It will highjack all browser types and try to go to its website when you launch the browser. It's very annoying and hard to get rid of.

Please be careful until Filezilla remediates the problem. I know we all have close relationships with our browsers.

Thank you Filezilla for this nice little gift :-(

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Daniel01 Premium
Hi just a suggestion if you are stuck with search bar like ask.com or any other malware, Download malware antimalware and make a scan with it to get rid of everything and delete the program after. it works every time! Daniel
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Antonio-C Premium
Thanks for the info. geowanda, I just installed filezilla ver. 3.11.0.2
I hope this one didn't come with malware.

Anyway, is anybody can point me how to create folder to store files for download from my website using filezilla?

I did try to create one but I can't find it from media library.
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geowanda Premium
Have you checked out this training? Did this help you?
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Antonio-C Premium
I'll check this out geowanda, thanks a lot.
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geowanda Premium
UPDATE: the newest version seems to be fine and they've replaced the one with malware. If someone has more up to date info, please post. Thanks and let's stay malware free :-)
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Daniel0 Premium
finally useful info I suggest the owner take down that post that link spams sourceforge stay away from this site
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Christabelle Premium
Thank you for this warning! :)
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jim416 Premium
I have had success before by typing into google " How to remove
such and such malware virus. If you feel like going through the
process it should be worth it. Just don't download anything else
in the process. If the instructions say download this. Choose
a different option.
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MsDebbie Premium
Yeah! And Google Chrome does and also javascript and another one... what a mess!
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geowanda Premium
Don't we love malware....not!
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Chrislk Premium
Which site did you download it from?
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geowanda Premium
https://filezilla-project.org/ is where i downloaded it
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Chrislk Premium
Okay. I went to the same place. However, I downloaded the .zip file instead of the .exe, ran a quick scan with my AV, and it didn't pick anything up. I unzipped the file and ran the program with no problems. I even restarted my computer for good measure, ran the program again, and checked my browsers with no issues.

Try downloading the .zip file instead.
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geowanda Premium
Thanks, good to know!
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welshy Premium
Hi Lynn,
I feel very bad abut this because you've installed this following my tutorial.
Why they include this junk I don't understand as it's only going to give the software a bad name.

This was why I mentioned in the video to "decline all".
But they do try and trick you because they make it look all normal with an "agree" button or something like that.

I've made a note and will update that tutorial with some screenshots on what to avoid during the installation.

I hope you've managed to clean things up.
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geowanda Premium
Hi Welshy
The version that was a bit older wasn't a problem. seems to be the newer one. Please don't feel bad. We are all victims using the internet when so much malware exists. Especially freeware, we take our chances :-)
Lynn
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welshy Premium
Hi Lynn, I've just been looking into this and can see how and why his is happening.
Not so easy to explain.
Basically, when you click on the default download image link you download an app that's really a bundle downloader.
If you click on another option the image goes away and a link appears, this link has the default clean installation software.
I'm going to create a video youtube channel and make other aware of this, but I'll also be updating that tutorial because nobody needs that extra junk installed.
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welshy Premium
For anyone wondering what I'm talking about, please see this screenshot http://take.ms/zITN0
I'll be updating my training covering FTP
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Ken-Pringle Premium
Thank you for sharing this info.
Many of us use FileZilla.
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MarkusSA Premium
Thanks for sharing the warning.
Markus
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FThorndyke Premium
Thanks for the warning.
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wendai Premium
Thank you.
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pbar47 Premium
Thanks for the warning! Much appreciated.
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geowanda Premium
you're very welcome, good luck.
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Kathy331 Premium
I remember when I downloaded Filezilla there were a lot of "extras" bundled with it but you can choose not to download. Is that option still there with the latest one?
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geowanda Premium
I'm not sure, i don't remember seeing any other options to choose. and now i'm afraid of trying again
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Kathy331 Premium
I remember seeing Welshy's training and I see he's updating the info, should be good for you to try again. :)
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