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Unable to open Filezilla

#1 Post by nlightened » 2019-02-13 12:45

Filezilla has been working fine on my Mac for years.
This morning, I tried to open Filezilla and I got the message:

The application "Filezilla" can't be opened.

No updates have been run on Mac OS or Filezilla
And Filezilla was working fine yesterday.

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Re: Unable to open Filezilla

#2 Post by botg » 2019-02-13 14:26

FileZilla doesn't stop working on its own. Something must have changed on your system.

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Re: Unable to open Filezilla

#3 Post by nlightened » 2019-02-13 14:53

that's what I would have expected. Only updates since yesterday were to Microsoft Office.
Hence the post here, as I cannot see any other changes since yesterday.

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Re: Unable to open Filezilla

#4 Post by bastienk » 2019-02-13 16:24

I just ran into the same problem. I run avast anti-virus on my mac and it it let me know that the filezilla download had the MacOSInstallCore-PUP adware bundled into it.

Does this mean that the latest filezilla was corrupted?

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Re: Unable to open Filezilla

#5 Post by RedpointRik » 2019-02-13 18:25

Yep, same thing for me on my Mac. Only change since I last launched FileZilla was Microsoft Office updates and Avast definitions updates. If I uninstall FileZilla, then turn off Avast File Shield, reinstall FileZilla, it works. If I turn File Shield back on, it fails immediately and I have to go through the install again. My guess is that avast is seeing something it does not like.

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Re: Unable to open Filezilla

#6 Post by boco » 2019-02-13 19:31

You can always try the non-bundled packages from

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

in case your snake oil complains.
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Re: Unable to open Filezilla

#7 Post by marcodiversi » 2019-02-13 23:28

The same exact thing is happening to me as well since this morning I can not use FileZilla Anymore.

If I am trying to download the unbundled version or even the regular version from the site I get this:


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If I am Trying to open FileZilla I get This:


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The only way to make it temporarily work is to disable Avast, download FileZilla, reinstall it and open it with no avast enabled.

If I am trying to open it even with avast off after filezilla was closed I cannot open it anymore and I need to reinstall it to open it!

please fix it this asap! and I am glad to see I am not alone!

this is the file that goes in the virus chest:


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thanks

waiting for updates!!
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Re: Unable to open Filezilla

#8 Post by boco » 2019-02-14 06:19

Update for what? Avast breaks FileZilla and FileZilla cannot fix that. Report it to the Avast support channels.
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Re: Unable to open Filezilla

#9 Post by marcodiversi » 2019-02-14 08:46

also the filezilla installation file is installing an infected chrome extension and a program called

chromium

which is like google chrome that runs in the background and its hard to remove since its hidden!

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Re: Unable to open Filezilla

#10 Post by boco » 2019-02-14 09:59

Well, yes, if you run the bundled package and accept the offer.
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