WinSCP News

WinSCP 5.15.9 released


In this release WinSCP was temporarily reverted to old DigiCert code signing certificate that does not trigger “Windows Defender SmartScreen prevented an unrecognized app from starting” warning.

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WinSCP 5.16.4 RC released


The most important changes/additions are:

  • 19 translations: Catalan, Czech, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Hungarian, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish and Ukrainian.
  • Loads faster on new installations on systems with location profiles on a network drive.
  • Improvements to cleaning up application data.

The binaries are signed with a new certificate, which currently does not have enough reputation, so it triggers a warning by Microsoft Defender SmartScreen. To allow an installation, click More Info > Run anyway. You can verify an integrity of the installer before running it. By running the installer, you are helping us to build a reputation of our new certificate.

WinSCP 5.15.7 released


This release adds Russian translation and fixes several bugs.

The new release is signed with new certificate valid until February 2023.

WinSCP 5.16.2 RC released


This release candidate improves support for dark theme. It also fixes few bugs and adds other small improvements.

WinSCP 5.16.1 beta released


The most important changes/additions are:

  • Allowed sorting of find results.
  • SSH core upgraded to PuTTY 0.73.
  • Allowed configuring of additional PuTTY settings (e.g. terminal settings).

WinSCP 5.15.5 released


This release includes security fix from PuTTY 0.73 and as well as several other fixes.


WinSCP 5.16 beta released


The most important changes/additions are:

  • Improvements to sessions and workspace management, so that WinSCP can now easily restore tabs that were open when it was last closed.
  • Hardware-accelerated AES.
  • Extension Archive and Download to archive remote files and download the archive.
  • Improvements to Synchronization checklist window.

WinSCP 5.15.4 released


In this release, WinSCP was updated to OpenSSL 1.0.2t and Expat 2.2.8. This version also fixes few bugs and adds some small improvements.