Opened 6 years ago

Closed 2 years ago

#9122 closed Other (outdated)

Filezilla's download button links to Ask.com-signed installer

Reported by: Luc Owned by:
Priority: normal Component: FileZilla Client
Keywords: Cc:
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Description

Is the Filezilla download button supposed to link to a proprietary installer that does not match the published signature or filename?

By clicking through to the additional downloads page, it is possible to download Filezilla without this installer, but I find it very hostile behavior of open source software.

The "special offers" I got in the installer were both called WinZip, but neither are the actual WinZip software. One was a registry cleaner, the other I don't remember. Beyond that a "special offer" of freeware is not "special" (so that is misleading by itself), the product's names are very misleading to users, probably damaging their computers and filling it up with adware, and also damaging to the reputation of Filezilla. I'd rather pay than run this proprietary, misleading adware. If you guys need better hosting, I can provide a 35mbps connection with unmetered data. Thanks.

Change History (2)

comment:1 Changed 2 years ago by Kurt McKee

Component: OtherFileZilla Client

Triage suggestion

It appears that whatever was causing this issue three years ago has been fixed. I just downloaded FileZilla Client 3.25.2 and did not observe this behavior.

I suggest closing this ticket as "outdated".

comment:2 Changed 2 years ago by Kurt McKee

Resolution: outdated
Status: newclosed
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