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Registered: ‎05-17-2015

FILEZILLA IS SPYWARE , and MALWARE don't use it !!!!!!

Folks  Filezilla is malware and spyware. I used it for a few mintues then  when I saw it "work" I had to wipe my HDD on my macbook clean !  Please don't install this  spyware on your computer.  It affects both windows and mac verison.

 

 

https://forum.filezilla-project.org/viewtopic.php?t=32945

http://www.pandasecurity.com/mediacenter/malware/careful-filezilla-malware-imitates-perfectly/

http://academe.co.uk/2013/12/filezilla-without-the-spyware/

 

 

Fu ck now I am worried whether some russian hacker has all my files !

 

Anonymous
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Re: FILEZILLA IS SPYWARE , and MALWARE don't use it !!!!!!

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I doubt filezilla is actually malware. I've used it for years. Are you sure you might have got a hacked version or modified version? 

First time I've heard of this...

2/1/2016 8:36:18 PM
mbam-log-2016-02-01 (20-36-18).txt

Scan type: Custom scan (E:\Downloads\FileZilla_Server-0_9_55.exe|)
Scan options enabled: File System | Heuristics/Shuriken | PUP | PUM
Scan options disabled: Memory | Startup | Registry | Heuristics/Extra
Objects scanned: 1
Time elapsed: 8 second(s)

Memory Processes Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Memory Modules Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Keys Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Values Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Data Items Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folders Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Files Detected: 0
(No malicious items detected)

(end)

Posts: 138
Registered: ‎05-17-2015

Re: FILEZILLA IS SPYWARE , and MALWARE don't use it !!!!!!

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The older versions are not spyware, but the new versions from sourceforge.net are !   There are 2 spyware versions 1. the one from sourceforge withte  complicity of the software developpers which install malware backdoor, the other one from Russian hackers. I am talking abotu teh one from sourceforge , that install spyware .

 

Anyhow cyberduck, or any other suggestion from forum emembers is pretty good.

Anonymous
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Re: FILEZILLA IS SPYWARE , and MALWARE don't use it !!!!!!

I scanned the one from here:

https://filezilla-project.org

Posts: 138
Registered: ‎05-17-2015

Re: FILEZILLA IS SPYWARE , and MALWARE don't use it !!!!!!

I got the one from sourceforge , and by browser started redirecting. God knows is sourceforge.net gave me some russia hacker  malware.  In fact still today two days later I am having a nervous tick about the sourceforge download.

 

Is it possible for you to virus scan that version?

Anonymous
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Re: FILEZILLA IS SPYWARE , and MALWARE don't use it !!!!!!

I'll have a scan with the one from the sourcefordge. Ya, seems like someone hacked the file and got it online with SF. Ya thinkg they would be actively looking for bad files. Not sure whats going on there. Smiley Frustrated

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Registered: ‎05-17-2015

Re: FILEZILLA IS SPYWARE , and MALWARE don't use it !!!!!!

I'll have a scan with the one from the sourcefordge. Ya, seems like someone hacked the file and got it online with SF.

 

>> Does this mean that you checked it and it was malware form sourceforge????

Anonymous
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Re: FILEZILLA IS SPYWARE , and MALWARE don't use it !!!!!!

Checking again with McAffee and Malware Bytes, Both enterprise editions says nothing found in the file.

 

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Registered: ‎05-17-2015

Re: FILEZILLA IS SPYWARE , and MALWARE don't use it !!!!!!

this is direct from sourceforge.netnot an alternative source from ithin teh website right?

Anonymous
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Re: FILEZILLA IS SPYWARE , and MALWARE don't use it !!!!!!

Correct. I had both McAffee and Malware Bytes enabled and while downloading or direct file scan produced no problems with the installer file.