"fzsftp.exe" Process on Windows 7

Q

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

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A

"fzsftp.exe" process represents "SFTP module for FileZilla based on PuTTY's psftp component" program.

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

Boot
   winlogon
      explorer
         filezilla
            fzsftp

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

Image Name                 Memory   Description
--------------------   ----------   -----------
fzsftp.exe                5,440 K   SFTP module for FileZilla based on PuTTY's psftp component

Additional information about "fzsftp.exe" process:

Command line:
   C:\local\FileZilla-3.23.0.2\fzsftp.exe -v

Programe file information:
   Name: fzsftp.exe
   Location: C:\local\FileZilla-3.23.0.2\fzsftp.exe
   Description: SFTP module for FileZilla based on PuTTY's psftp component
   Version: Unidentified build
   Size: 524976 bytes
   Last modified: 12/24/2016 9:23:13 PM
   Company Name: FileZilla Project
   
Some data files used:
C:\Windows
C:\local\FileZilla-3.23.0.2

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\services\WinSock2\Parameters\Protocol_Catalog9
HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\WinSock2\Parameters\NameSpace_Catalog5
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer

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\fzsftp.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

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

 

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