How to Uninstall FileZilla?

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Issue: How to Uninstall FileZilla?

I‘m doing system‘s cleanup. Already deleted a bunch of useless apps, but some of them reappear and cannot be deleted in a regular way. Could you please explain how to uninstall FileZilla? This utility is unknown for me and I hope that it‘s not malware, but I can‘t uninstall it anyway.

Solved Answer

FileZilla is definitely not malware. It‘s an open source FTP utility, which enanles file transferring from a local to remote PC. It provides both client and server versions, each of which offer site management, directory comparison, file and folder view, queue trasfer, and more. It‘s compatible with Windows, MacOS X, and Linux operating system. Besides, it supports FTP, SFTP, and FTPS protocols. If you did not understood these features and protocols that we‘ve listed, most probably that FileZilla is not an app that you need.

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Sometimes it may be difficult to uninstall FileZilla. For example, it‘s uninstaller returns an error saying that removal cannot be completed or the app is reinstalled after rebooting the system. In Windows OS, the culprit of FileZilla removal failure may be registry entries or other file leftovers. Therefore, we are going to explain how to uninstall the app completely.

Uninstalling FileZilla from Windows

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Options 1. Uninstall FileZilla automatically

If you encounter issues with FileZilla removal, most probably you fail to uninstall all its components, which is why it keeps reinstalling or running in the background of the system. In this kind of situation, we would recommend using Perfect Uninstaller. Download this tool and run its setup file. Follow the on-screen instructions to install it and then run a scan to uninstall FileZilla completely. You can uninstall all unwanted apps using this utility. This way, you will not only save your precious time, but will also ensure the right removal of software.

Option 2. Remove FileZilla Manually

Step1. Disable FileZilla process

  • Press Ctrl + Alt + Del and open Task Manager.
  • Open Services tab and disable filezilla.exe process.
  • The press Windows key + R, type services.msc, and press Enter.
  • Locate FileZilla service, click it, and select Stop.

Step2. Uninstall the main executable

  • Right-click Windows key and select Control Panel.
  • Open Programs and Features and double-click the FileZilla entry.
  • Select Uninstall and click Uninstall on the  confirmation window.

Step3. Remove leftovers

  • Press Windows key + R, type regedit, and press Enter.
  • First of all, create the backup of Windows Registry. For this purpose, click File -> Export.
  • Type the name of the backup and save it.
  • Then remove the following folders:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\FileZilla Client
  • Finally, click Edit -> Find and enter FileZilla to the search bar.
  • Remove all results if found.


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Prevent websites, ISP, and other parties from tracking you

To stay completely anonymous and prevent the ISP and the government from spying on you, you should employ Private Internet Access VPN. It will allow you to connect to the internet while being completely anonymous by encrypting all information, prevent trackers, ads, as well as malicious content. Most importantly, you will stop the illegal surveillance activities that NSA and other governmental institutions are performing behind your back.


Recover your lost files quickly

Unforeseen circumstances can happen at any time while using the computer: it can turn off due to a power cut, a Blue Screen of Death (BSoD) can occur, or random Windows updates can the machine when you went away for a few minutes. As a result, your schoolwork, important documents, and other data might be lost. To recover lost files, you can use Data Recovery Pro – it searches through copies of files that are still available on your hard drive and retrieves them quickly.


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