Opened 15 years ago

Last modified 14 years ago

#735 closed Bug report

FileZilla hijacked with spyware?

Reported by: rosskarchner Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: Other
Keywords: Cc: rosskarchner, Tim Kosse
Component version: Operating system type:
Operating system version:

Description

http://www.download.com/3302-2160-10314674.html?tag=lst-0-1

It appears that someone packaged FileZilla with some
spyware and posted it to Download.com. You may need to
contact thier administrators.

The version of FileZilla_2_2_8b_setup.exe being
distributed there is in a different installer than the
sourceforge copy.

Ad-Aware came up empty after installing both versions,
but I cam back to work this morning to find a ton of
spyware on my PC.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 15 years ago by Tim Kosse

Please only download FileZilla from the official mirros here
at SourceForge.
Download.com is an unofficial mirror, someone else did
repackage FZ together with a trojan.
I did already inform download.com but they don't react.
Please avoid download.com since they appareantly are only
after their customers money and are not interested in good
file releases.

comment:2 Changed 14 years ago by Tim Kosse

This bug report has been closed due to inactivity and has possibly
already been solved.

You can reopen this report if the issue still exists in the
latest version of FileZilla (Server).

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