Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Do Not Use GoFTP

There is a fast FTP client out there called GoFTP. It looks great and works well, but DO NOT USE GoFTP. The free version embeds links in your files. This borders on malware. For example, it stuck this link at the bottom of many of my web site's files:

"Further info on new and further information on brunswick"

That link pointed to http://www.searchallinone.com.

GoFTP secretly stuck these links in my files without asking. GoFTP sucks. Do not use GoFTP! I'm back to using FireFTP in Firefox to maintain my web site.

Thanks for indulging my rant... back to trains in a minute. :)

1 comment:

Mike said...

Thanks for the warning. There's no end to sneaky attacks on the web and they're getting sneakier all the time. I am to the point where I suspect anything that's "free" because I know there's going to be a catch! :-)