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WinSCP Installer

WinSCP installer wizard is used to install and upgrade (or downgrade) WinSCP application.

You can download the installer from WinSCP download page.


User Account Control Prompt

WinSCP installer, as most installers, require administrator privileges, so that it can install files in Program Files folder, create shortcuts for all users, etc.

For this reason the User Account Control (UAC) prompt pops up when the installer starts.

Check that the Verified publisher is “Martin Prikryl” and confirm that you agree with the installation by clicking the Yes button.

The prompt appears automatically even for account without administrator privileges. If you cannot use another account with administrator privileges, you can reject the privileges elevation. The installer will continue, but it will install WinSCP to user local application data folder (typically C:\Users\username\AppData\Local\WinSCP) instead of the Program Files folder.


If you want to verify a certificate used to sign the installer, click Show more details and then Show information about the publisher’s certificate.1


WinSCP installer has several pages that represent steps of the installation process:


Use buttons on the bottom of the installer window to control the isntallation process.

Use Accept/Next/Install/Finish button to proceed with the installation.

Use Back button to return to the previous page.

Use Cancel button to abort the installation.

  1. On Windows 8 and older the labels are Show details and Show information about this publisher’s certificate respectively. The certificate cannot be verified this way on Windows Vista and older. On these versions, you can verify the certificate in Windows File Explorer before starting the installer.Back

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