What is gftp.exe?

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the gftp.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Gftp.exe file information

The process does not have any vendor information.

Description: Gftp.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Gftp.exe is located in an undetermined folder. The file size on Windows 10/8/7/XP is 0 bytes. 
The program has a visible window. There is no file information. Note: File does not exist any longer. The program starts upon Windows startup (see Registry key: Run). The file is not a Windows core file. Therefore the technical security rating is 22% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as gftp.exe. Therefore, you should check the gftp.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

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This may be an unofficial Windows port of gFTP, a File Transfer Protocol (FTP) client program written primarily for Unix, Linux and Mac OSX systems. Source code in C is available, so the program could be compiled for a number of different systems, including Windows. The last released version of the software was 2.0.19. One can get the version by typing "gftp --version" or "gftp -v" in a terminal window. The program should respond, "gFTP 2.0.19", or similar. In the alternative, gftp.exe may be the program downloader from It will get you a copy of the gFTP code for *nix systems from the Web, but not a running Windows version.
  Gunnar Wolpe   (further information)

Summary: Average user rating of gftp.exe: based on 3 votes with 2 user comments. One user thinks gftp.exe is essential for Windows or an installed application. One user thinks it's probably harmless. One user thinks it's neither essential nor dangerous.

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Best practices for resolving gftp issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with gftp. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the gftp.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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