WinSCP can check for its updates. It can do it on your request or automatically in regular intervals.
To check for updates, WinSCP connects to WinSCP site. It sends its version and language. In addition to obtaining information about new version, it can get a message. This will be particularly used to warn users about security issues in advance, before a fix can be released.
If enabled, WinSCP will send also anonymous usage statistics.
If you are behind proxy or firewall, you will need to configure it in preferences first.
To manually request check for updates, use:
When the automatic check is enabled, it will start on background once the main window is opened. If WinSCP detects new version or gets a message, it will indicate so using icon on Updates toolbar and balloon notification in taskbar status area. If the notification is not clicked, WinSCP will by default display full information about the new version the next time it starts (This feature is available only in the latest beta release.)
If you cannot or do not want to use automatic check for application updates, yet you still want to be automatically notified about updates you have two more options:
Learn how to upgrade WinSCP.
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