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PuTTY

0.78

PuTTY has tested clean.

PuTTY is free of viruses and malware.

Is PuTTY safe?

The test for the file putty.exe was completed on Nov 3, 2022. We used 25 different antivirus applications.

The antivirus programs we used to test this file indicated that it is free of malware, spyware, trojans, worms or other types of viruses.

This download is of PuTTY suite and was signed by Simon Tatham with an on-disk file size of 1,477,416 Bytes.

This page has been generated as a point of reference for the above-mentioned software application. As with everything on the web, we urge caution when downloading anything from the web; here we make a strong effort to inform you of potential security issues when opting to download software.

Virus and Malware Scans:

Came back as:
Ad-Aware 3.0.21.193 Passed.Clean
Avast Antivirus 21.1.5827.0 Passed.Clean
AVG Antivirus 21.1.5827.0 Passed.Clean
Avira Antivirus 8.3.3.16 Passed.Clean
BitDefender 7.2 Passed.Clean
Comodo 35118 Passed.Clean
Dr.Web 7.0.58.8230 Passed.Clean
Emsisoft Anti-Malware 2022.6.0.32461 Passed.Clean
ESET NOD32 26183 Passed.Clean
F-Secure 18.10.1137.128 Passed.Clean
Kaspersky 21.0.1.45 Passed.Clean
Malwarebytes 4.3.3.37 Passed.Clean
McAfee 6.0.6.653 Passed.Clean
Microsoft Defender 1.1.19700.3 Passed.Clean
Norton 1.19.0.0 Passed.Clean
Panda 4.6.4.2 Passed.Clean
Sophos 1.4.1.0 Passed.Clean
SUPERAntiSpyware 5.6.0.1032 Passed.Clean
TrendMicro 11.0.0.1006 Passed.Clean
Webroot SecureAnywhere 8.0.8.53 Passed.Clean
ZoneAlarm Antivirus 10.2.064.000 Passed.Clean
Apart from antivirus software, this download has also been tested with several popular anti-malware and anti-spam services. Below are some services we have tested this program with:

Online Scanning Services:

Came back as:
Google SafebrowsingClean
PhishtankClean
VX VaultClean
YandexClean
The file that was tested for PuTTY was putty.exe. These tests apply to PuTTY 0.78 which is the latest version last time we checked. According to our test on Nov 3, 2022, this program *is* a clean download and virus-free; it should be safe to run.

All tests were carried out on systems running both 64-bit Windows (x64) and 32-bit Windows (x86). These tests are only valid for the file corresponding with the md5 filehash specified.

Filed under:
  • PuTTY Virus Test
  • PuTTY Safety
  • Is PuTTY safe?
  • Does PuTTY contain malware or other infections?
These tests are valid for the date we published them. As a strong reminder: Always test files you download from the Internet before you run them. This site acts as a defense against the distribution of known malware, but we're not perfect.