"filezilla.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

What is the "filezilla.exe" process on windows 7? Is the "filezilla.exe" process a virus? Can I terminate the "filezilla.exe" process?

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A

"filezilla.exe" process represents "FileZilla FTP Client" program.

"filezilla.exe" process is normally running under the parent process "explorer" as shown in the process tree below:

Boot
   winlogon
      explorer
         filezilla

On the Processes tab of "Task Manager", "filezilla.exe" process may be listed as:

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
filezilla.exe            30,368 K   FileZilla FTP Client

Additional information about "filezilla.exe" process:

Command line:
   "C:\local\FileZilla-3.23.0.2\filezilla.exe" 

Programe file information:
   Name: filezilla.exe
   Location: C:\local\FileZilla-3.23.0.2\filezilla.exe
   Description: FileZilla FTP Client
   Version: 3, 23, 0, 2
   Size: 13040304 bytes
   Last modified: 12/24/2016 9:23:11 PM
   Company Name: FileZilla Project
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows
C:\local\FileZilla-3.23.0.2
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\setupapi.dll.mui
C:\Windows\Fonts\StaticCache.dat
C:\Users\fyicenter\AppData\Roaming\FileZilla\queue.sqlite3
C:\Windows\SysWOW64\en-US\shell32.dll.mui

Some registry keys used:
HKLM\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Sorting\Versions
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\SESSION MANAGER
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\CustomLocale
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\NetworkProvider\HwOrder
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinSock2\Parameters\NameSpace_Catalog5
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Control\Nls\Locale\Alternate Sorts

Some DLL libraries used:
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64win.dll
C:\windows\SYSTEM32\wow64cpu.dll
C:\local\FileZilla-3.23.0.2\filezilla.exe
C:\windows\SysWOW64\ntdll.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\kernel32.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\KERNELBASE.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\ADVAPI32.dll
C:\windows\syswow64\msvcrt.dll

"filezilla.exe" process is not a virus. But you can terminate "filezilla.exe" process, if you are not using FileZilla application.

 

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