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.
Donors can enable automatic updates.
If you are behind proxy or firewall, you will need to configure it in preferences first.
- On Request Check
- Automatic Check
- External Notifications
- Installing Updates Automatically
- Installing Updates Manually
To manually request check for updates, use:
- Tools > Check for Updates on Login dialog.
- Help > Check for Updates command.
- Command-line parameter
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.
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:
Donors can enable automatic installation of new application versions in preferences. Beta versions automatically update for everyone.
When automatic updates are enabled, the Upgrade button on the new version notification message will shut down the WinSCP, run a silent installation of the new version and restart WinSCP.
Learn how to upgrade WinSCP manually.