Downloading and Installing FileZilla 3.1.5

This section provides a tutorial example on how to download and install the free FTP client program, FileZilla 3.1.5 on a Windows system.

On a Windows system, you can always use the command-line FTP program provides by Windows to transfer files as described in another chapter in this book.

But if you need to use FTP services to transfer files regularly, you should download and install FileZilla. It is much easier to use than the command-line FTP program. Here is what I did to download and install FileZilla 3.1.5:

1. Go to FileZilla home page: http://filezilla-project.org/

2. Click the "Download FileZilla Client" button. The "FileZilla Client Download" page shows up.

3. Click the "FileZilla_3.1.5_win32.zip" link. The browser file download dialog box shows up.

4. Save the download file: FileZilla_3.1.5_win32.zip to your local hard drive in a folder like c:\download\. The file size should be: 5,402,414 bytes.

5. Unzip the downloaded file: "c:\download\FileZilla_3.1.5_win32.zip". You will see the content of FileZilla stored in the folder: c:\download\FileZilla-3.1.5.

6. Move this folder to the final place like: c:\local\FileZilla-3.1.5.

7. Double click on c:\local\FileZilla-3.1.5\filezilla.exe. You will the FileZilla main window.

8. Click menu Help > About. You will the help dialog box as shown below:
FileZilla 3 About Info

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

 Introduction to Windows Explorer

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

"FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 What Is FileZilla?

Downloading and Installing FileZilla 3.1.5

 Setting Up New Connection Sites

 Downloading Files from an Anonymous FTP Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials

 References

 PDF Printing Version