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Aug 11, 2017
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PuTTY Review

Tina de Pierre
Perhaps the best freeware SSH client available on the Internet
A review of PuTTY by Tina de Pierre

PuTTY is by far the most lightweight and handy SSH client available for free. As a freeware application, it is also extremely portable. If you're at a friend's house, for example, and you need to access your server for any reason, PuTTY is the best client to download without any hassle.

PuTTY is highly recommended for any administrator or anybody who needs an SSH or Telnet client quick. It supports both SSH and SSH2 and is a free download.

Compability and license

PuTTY is licensed as freeware for the Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from ssh/telnet clients without restrictions. PuTTY 0.70 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).

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  1. PuTTY Download
  2. Freeware SSH/Telnet Clients
  3. Free Software Download

Compatibility with this telnet client software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from sgtatham. This download is distributed as putty.exe.

PuTTY has been picked by our editors as very good.
PuTTY has been tested for viruses and malware.
We have tested PuTTY 0.70 against malware with several different programs. We certify that this program is clean of viruses, malware and trojans.

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Download756.05 KB - Tested clean
Download Ranking
in SSH/Telnet
#3 of 13
4 out of 5 based on 18 ratings.

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774,200 B
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