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2022/05/01

Windows Security blocks FileZilla installation

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I got this error in german, it vagely stated, I could not open the installer because the file possibly contains undesired software or a virus.

Indeed it did. The prominent download link on filezilla-project.org lets you download a file called something like "FileZilla_3.59.0_win64_sponsored2-setup.exe". This contains adware. Not cool.

With the link "Show additional download options" you get access to the clean downloads.

https://filezilla-project.org/download.php?show_all=1