Monday, November 02, 2015

FTP through proxies, Filezilla, AdWare, and WinSCP

While trying to ftp some files through a proxy, I reached for my old friend Filezilla and downloaded a copy to my new windows 7 box.
Afterwards my browsers' home pages and search engines changed - arrrrrgggggghhhhhhh!!!!! - unanticipated adware choking my machine.
After an hour or so of trying to remove the adware - scanning, rebooting, scanning, rebooting - it was almost gone.  That was an expensive "free" program.  Oddly enough it loaded the Adware but not Filezilla.

After a wee bit of research, I downloaded WinSCP  to ftp through a proxy.  WinSCP read my putty settings and automagically loaded ftp sites.  It works like a charm without the AdWare bloat.
Thanks WinSCP!

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