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PostPosted: 2013-07-04 05:41 
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i tried to download the latest 3.7.1.1 installer from the sourceforge page but instead of the FileZilla installer i'm being served a spyware/adware/drive-by download installer crap from
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hxxp://ak.pipoffers.apnpartners.com/static/partners/dynamic/SFFZ/SFInstaller_SFFZ_filezilla_8706467_.exe

(screenshot in the file attached to this post)

Can someone please post a link to the installer (sha1 sum 76926a164701c48f8a9c2ae3c331c961bd901f97) hosted on a non-sourceforge site? Thanks

Edit: nvm... found it on OldApps
http://www.oldapps.com/filezilla.php?ol ... d=noscript


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PostPosted: 2013-07-04 06:16 
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This is intentional. The installer does not install any spyware and clearly offers you a choice whether to install the offered software.

If you need an unbundled installer, you can still download it from http://download.filezilla-project.org/


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PostPosted: 2013-07-04 06:59 
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botg wrote:
This is intentional. The installer does not install any spyware and clearly offers you a choice whether to install the offered software.

If you need an unbundled installer, you can still download it from http://download.filezilla-project.org/



Thanks, as i already said in the original (edited) post..i found 3.7.1.1 on OldApps

Could you please also post that link on the main download page ( https://filezilla-project.org/download. ... show_all=1 ) so that we don't go around chasing alternative download sources?


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PostPosted: 2013-07-04 17:21 
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That would kinda defeat the purpose, eh? The offer-bundle is intentional.

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PostPosted: 2013-07-04 21:50 
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Rassilon wrote:
Could you please also post that link on the main download page ( https://filezilla-project.org/download. ... show_all=1 ) so that we don't go around chasing alternative download sources?


Already there.


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PostPosted: 2013-07-06 17:07 
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On 64-bit Windows 7, at least, the Sourceforge installer doesn't seem to work at all. After pressing "Decline" on the adware/spyware confirmation page, all I see is a popup saying that the installer can't be run "Due to incompatibility with 64-bit versions of Windows".

Not sure what the developers are thinking. Projects have been forked over much less.


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PostPosted: 2013-07-06 17:30 
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Haha, stupid Ask uses 16bit code.

Note that the offer-installer is from Sourceforge, not from FileZilla directly.

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PostPosted: 2013-07-07 06:47 
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The installer works on 64bit Windows. It looks like just a corrupt download. Try the link from https://filezilla-project.org/download.php?show_all=1


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PostPosted: 2013-07-07 19:37 
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Registered only to say: CONGRATs !

Ads are bullshit.
People are already infected by unknowledgingly installing shitty adwares.

This makes me not trust filezilla project anymore. Thanks for helping us realize sourceforge is not a 100% safe place, nor opensource project managers as they can be greedy dicks too.


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PostPosted: 2013-07-12 14:06 
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Congratulation also from my side!

Not only, that the "nice" ask.com-toolbar-s**t is coming with - a so called "HotSpot Shilde"-whatever is also installed!

Only question I wanna have answered: is that a source-forge-thing or a filezilla-thing? who initiated this bulls**t?!


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PostPosted: 2013-07-12 14:18 
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Ah - finde another link with some sort of answer: https://forum.filezilla-project.org/viewtopic.php?f=1&t=30296&hilit=sourceforge.

Unfortunately I've to agree with braindead0's post: If I would give this link to the user I support, they'd kill me or questening my intentions / intelligence. It's not really clear, that behind this installer is
  • 1st a partnership programm
  • 2nd is not clear, what is really comming as drive by-download
  • 3rd is the installer even not for me as an experienced user really clear to understand on the 1st and quick look
  • 4th is, from my point of view, this installer a "disservice" (german "Bärendienst") to the user as well as to the filezilla-project. It hurts the trust I've had the last years into the project and software...

and yes, i know, it's not the fault of filezilla-org, but the way of integration of the ask-com-toolbar and its drive-bys is, in soft words, critical...


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PostPosted: 2013-07-13 08:56 
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Please don't distribute malware with FileZilla. I've used the product for years, and while it still has hilarious bugs, it's still the best client by far.


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PostPosted: 2013-07-13 12:04 
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The offer-installer is from Sourceforge. Use the ''Show other download options'' link and then download, if you disagree.

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PostPosted: 2013-07-14 20:37 
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@boco

well, I found this solution after a look in the forum. but when you're in rush, you won't find the other download linke - which has also missleading / unclear descript. And than on top you're confronted with such an installer... as a normal user I would give a shite on yearlong good experiences. "Once bitten, twice shy." I would only remember: Filezilla led me to a download page with maleware or whatever-ware... In this scenaria nobody would and could differ between filezilla and sourceforge. (it took me some time to find out, what's really up.)

in fact, a normal user will think following chain:
  1. filezilla org stores their projekt files at sourceforge
  2. the there offered installer installed me a lot of unclear software in a intransparent manner
  3. Filezilla-org is no longer worth to trust

and believe me: a once lost relation of trust is very very hard to gain again! so filezilla.org is wise to think twice, whether they want to bet their reputation in this game...


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PostPosted: 2013-07-14 21:11 
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I do not like it, either. But I'm not involved in the FileZilla creation and distribution processes.

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