Friday, March 10, 2023

new version 2.25.1 released


  • Bug fix: "Reconnect gracefully" doesn't work when using Jump Server mode "SSH Proxy"

x64 Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP_X64): 2C03A6F67FA0727F889BE12161381D22DBC8D628B4C5F51B6D6355E7B67EAE3F

x64 Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.25.1-x64.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI_X64): EF4FE7233CE06E45337F1C814D81DDC7384477DCA0DD08D21B38354CD3D9D120

arm64 Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP_ARM64): 8C60BB7FEA1D0FF7D4DB0C1165DE8B13A06078610AB135B741FD16E3DD5E31BA

arm64 Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.25.1-arm64.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI_ARM64): AD3B965C539326BD938C7A41C1922A63C1803DCF34F08D06DB2EB66D4FDF213F

Tuesday, March 7, 2023

new version 2.25.0 released


  • Native arm64 build for Windows on Arm now available
  • Dropped support for x86 (32-bit)
  • Improved implementation makes the Dll "lib/WinSSHTerm.dll" now obsolete
  • Configuration Window: Tab key now moves to the next property
  • Build environment: Upgrade to Visual Studio 2022

x64 Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP_X64): 0609045847018DA1E7CA838DDC95A7A65FFBDD9D9A2208E9F602563843925A74

x64 Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.25.0-x64.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI_X64): A1C2BAA0BB02B850215F37E8641B8CDB1CE48F5405DF702A70127F57B44C0AB8

arm64 Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP_ARM64): 09598FE915DFF9A4CB6FC245C594B7AE92DC832F4AEE17D1340E9773631F0D3B

arm64 Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.25.0-arm64.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI_ARM64): 1CF92E907479E37CAA45EB1B2B68735F98BAA4F5621A4FA04901FB1FCE66CCF2

Thursday, February 9, 2023

new version 2.24.0 released


  • New option to append custom command line parameters for Pageant, useful e.g. when using PuTTY CAC (File->Prefernces->Pageant)
  • Bug fix: Ignored private key file when using Jump Server mode "SSH Proxy" (thanks to drizzt09)
  • Bug fix: Possible race condition in Script Runner

64-bit Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP64): 512FE8AC8C5BBC8AC206507AD6D9492185DDEE54CCB5CFE765CDD2F6E3D3B469

64-bit Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.24.0-64.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI64): 51B3BE6BC87CC129783C298CC5CABEA96A34CDE4A12ED738BD629D371227581F

Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP): 68973F55DBD6D292FDAD98E35A1E08F9E6500171F03E18441B283CD41D9BEA25

Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.24.0.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI): 5ADD04EF142A3827429F5247A6BC65097405383D0AF3D8BC3AAC27A6BAD1A84D

Tuesday, November 29, 2022

new version 2.23.3 released


  • Bug fix: Focus issues when "Multi-Input" was not enabled (thanks to mxmihai)

64-bit Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP64): A820AB06380790642857190BDB70810C130F975A81C43B285E48DD608E261101

64-bit Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.23.3-64.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI64): 8AD840C8C5A8B26ACC6ED2ECEAD0B17692EFC8F9660FBEEC3924B3716FA7BE52

Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP): 4DAF731C3360A755B1EA35399518491192405A621BC8D028300371F5551D4164

Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.23.3.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI): CBF17B7B01ACAAFE36A90093112962BB5CFBBB3C10D13ADBD64015ACDD878256

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

new version 2.23.2 released


  • Bug fix: Setting the password command line option for PuTTY/Plink/WinSCP even if password is empty
  • Bug fix: Minor focus issues

64-bit Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP64): 47476C0DDF0C29FCDA1CDF5690BBCC9F4B41D92DC57B56D97AAC3DA5F0824F41

64-bit Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.23.2-64.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI64): 92D6FDF47908CD1D7FEBA0BE14805EC6E2CA69C727221D5CD935867CC3C50622

Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP): 4C7044496D0858B38539D4052FB81BDECF70FE44379C7EFBB7996C6A0E2A0B38

Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.23.2.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI): AC0CBADD40EBAFED40B0C3EC84434CC91199F13976672E14D216779B35C7B5F9

Sunday, August 14, 2022

new version 2.23.1 released


  • SECURITY FIX: In version 2.23.0, temporary files are used for PuTTY's new command line option "-pwfile". In some cases these temporary files did not get deleted, that means files containing the password might be inside your temporary folder. So be sure to delete your temporary files folder (probably "C:\Users<USER>\AppData\Local\Temp") if you use passwords to authenticate for your ssh sessions. Instead of using temporary files, now in version 2.23.1 shared memory is used. All password files will be deleted after they got read by PuTTY/Plink. Additionally, only when PuTTY will read the password file, the password is actually written. If you don't use passwords for ssh authentication, you are not affected by this issue.
  • Bug Fix: WinSSHTerm not exiting properly in some cases when the features "Script Runner" or "Check Access" was used

64-bit Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP64): 3FAB4ACA2AE4F470027539C999BFACB781C0E6968C70286E2D9452A76617E6FA

64-bit Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.23.1-64.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI64): 57BA1D3E9630C4156056EB4D77077053E540E504F6CD28070E5C06D4DCD7028F

Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP): 69EB40CFFBAF76B99207EC2B3F60A7D259F10D5889CEEEE316C65F85379E3781

Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.23.1.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI): 295EFDCA5BC0FC25D835C7AD8E699047B589BE12FBDC8653334E92C3A040C5F3

Tuesday, August 9, 2022

new version 2.23.0 released


  • PuTTY: Replaced command line option "-pw" with the new and more secure option "-pwfile", so if passwords are used for authentication, it is required to use PuTTY/Plink 0.77 or higher
  • Improvement: WinSSHTerm could freeze in some cases
  • Bug fix: In some cases it was not possible to delete the file "lib\WinSSHTerm.dll"
  • Bug fix: When selecting "Display context menu" as copy&paste behaviour for the terminal, right clicking in a terminal window the first time would close the context menu

Sunday, June 26, 2022

new version 2.22.0 released


  • Jump Server: Implemented the new PuTTY feature "SSH Proxy" (>= 0.77)
  • WSL Starter: Several bug fixes, WSL variables can now be used in the connection configuration
  • Info dialog: Version check added
  • Color Scheme: Improvements to the default color scheme "WinSSHTerm light"
  • Multi-Input Scripts: Bug fix: Remember current script text when closing
  • Copy Files: Bug fix: Pop-up when Plink is not installed
  • Rename Tab: Bug fix when moving tab to another window
  • Quick connect: Bug fix: Replace variables in tab title
  • Removed support for KiTTY
  • Added URL to the support forum (Help->Support)

64-bit Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP64): C3CD6C6DF215A2398CD21BEEBC10D28E94F0DA91DCC0E75AB0F168F5A542A64A

64-bit Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.22.0-64.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI64): 913ECA6B07A0F461A896E505BD83D2B9BC26E188B5993E98F36F0423BFB4A6CD

Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP): A100AC62B92A3941E1ECCC25E9A0D671D9309339F81C0D48B0F7A84428C4A607

Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.22.0.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI): BF45FF5A48898D1C40DEE037B39C4797DC86BD54174A05C7A2865450B3CDD87F

Thursday, May 26, 2022

new version 2.21.0 released


  • New feature: Toggle Full Screen for the current session with ALTGR+ENTER
  • Bug Fix: Alt-Tab: Needs to press tab twice
  • Bug Fix: Detaching the terminal when using multiple monitors always detaches on the primary monitor
  • Search, History, QuickConnect: These windows won't get closed when WinSSHTerm looses focus
  • Tab context menu: Compacted PuTTY menu items into a sub menu / New menu item "Toggle Full Screen"
  • WSL Starter: Autostart SSH server will now be triggered on demand, when opening a WSL connection
  • WSL Starter: For a WSL connection, it is now sufficient to set the host and port
  • Color Scheme: Default color scheme now "WinSSHTerm light" / Adjusted color scheme "WinSSHTerm light"
  • Color Scheme: New button to set the default light tab color (used in "WinSSHTerm light")
  • Color Scheme: Default background color now equal to "Tab Color" if "Custom Tab layout" is enabled
  • new unsupported warning if an architecture mismatch was detected (Popup, Title Bar)
  • new built-in variable CON.PASSWD to access the SSH password (see point 26 in the FAQ section)

Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP): 35004412AA19769E1F6A4BF7B6BFD13F80A64B8703C97320FA27227DE2226971

Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.21.0.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI): EA275EF1DBD44BBF5FC135CB1F0A5992D95BDA09B357891E981D8F450318D1A5

64-bit Portable Edition: (https download)

SHA256 (.ZIP64): 95B38393A1DDE2E42975A47B96D3F1E6A9BCAC8097DD24A5CBC766AFBB7ACF56

64-bit Installer Edition: WinSSHTerm-2.21.0-64.msi (https download)

SHA256 (.MSI64): 6F001E06DD74643E5FDD20C4538529C97A45E9A4CABE5E1E18AE67F2AA14141C

Tuesday, May 10, 2022

new version 2.20.1 released


  • Bug fix: Quick Connect: Open connection with "Enter" key
  • Bug fix: Connection Filter: Search for Pattern Groups now functional
  • Bug fix: Connection Filter: Tab order improved

Saturday, May 7, 2022

new version 2.20.0 released


  • New feature "Connection Filter": Filter connections quickly with include and/or exclude patterns (Navigate->Connection Filter)
  • Script Runner/Cluster Mode: New button "Con filter" to quickly access the new feature "Connection Filter"
  • Script Runner/Cluster Mode: CTRL+A selects all connections
  • Cluster Mode: New option to add a connection or all connections inside a folder from the Connections window (Right Click->Add to Cluster Mode)
  • Cluster Mode: Remember the column count, default is 2
  • Holding "SHIFT" and opening a connection will open the connection in the next window
  • PuTTY option "Change Settings..." now available in the tab context menu, which lets you change settings like font size while the session remains active
  • Disabled editing the connection name by clicking on it (still possible with F2 or "Right click"->Rename)
  • Info Dialog: New section for Windows, added UBR to the build number for Windows
  • Bug fix: Focus issue when clicking on the title bar and then on a menu item

Wednesday, April 27, 2022

new version 2.19.1 released


  • Bug fix: Fixed some focus issues
  • Script Runner: Output CustomId if not empty

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

new version 2.19.0 released


  • new feature "WSL Starter": Easy access to WSL on Windows (Tools->WSL Starter)
  • Bug fix: Now correctly restoring the window in some cases with multiple monitors

Wednesday, February 23, 2022

new version 2.18.0 released


  • Multi-Input Scripts: Added possibility to search scripts

Wednesday, September 29, 2021

new version 2.17.0 released


  • Copy Files: New option to use WinSCP's native tunneling feature (File->Preferences->Copy Files->Global Settings)
  • Copy Files: By default, WinSCP's option to "Optimize connection buffer size" is now disabled
  • Connection groups are now listed in the "Cons" menu

Monday, May 24, 2021

new version 2.16.0 released


  • Re-attaching the terminal window now possible (new Option under File->Preferences->General)
  • Cluster Mode: new option to set another SSH user (Cluster Mode->Open as user)
  • Search Window: Adjusting width of drop down box to fully display the search results
  • Feature 'Convert OpenSSH Key': improved implementation
  • KiTTY: after resizing the terminal font with CTRL+Mousewheel the terminal window size now gets correctly adjusted
  • Minor changes to the GUI
  • Build environment: Upgrade to Visual Studio 2019

Monday, December 21, 2020

new version 2.15.0 released


  • Check Access: Interactions now possible (like storing a new host key into cache with "y")
  • Check Access: Additionally checking access for the jump server if configured
  • Check Access: In case a password is used for a jump server, the password is now hidden from check access output
  • Improved implementation for setting the terminal font size
  • New shortcut "ALTGR+J" for "Send to quick-connect" feature
  • Minor changes to the GUI

Monday, November 23, 2020

new version 2.14.0 released


  • New option to remember the last triggered connection in the search window (File->Preferences->Misc->Search)
  • New option to automatically follow the tabs in the connection window (File->Preferences->General)
  • Bug fix: Search window not preselecting any window in some cases
  • GUI: Enabled double buffering for some child windows where drawing performance is not critical to prevent flicker
  • GUI: Changed background color of dock panes when using the dark tab mode to reduce flicker
  • Minor changes to the GUI

Friday, November 13, 2020

new version 2.13.0 released


  • New feature: Reload the shared connections file at runtime (File->Reload shared)
  • Cluster Mode: New option to restore the old behaviour when closing the sessions (File->Preferences->Cluster Mode)
  • New pop-up dialog to inform the user about the new 64 bit builds when upgrading
  • Minor changes to the GUI

Thursday, August 20, 2020

new version 2.12.0 released

Please note:

  • There is now a 64-bit version available. You'll need the 64-bit version if you want to use the 64-bit version of PuTTY. If you want to use KiTTY (or 32-bit PuTTY) then you must use the 32-bit version of WinSSHTerm, as there is no 64-bit version of KiTTY available.
  • When setting or changing a master password, a new key file will now be created and all encrypted data in connections.xml and preferences.xml will be reencrypted with the new key. If you use a master password and are upgrading from an older version, it is recommended to change your master password after upgrading to version 2.12.0


  • Now 64-bit builds available
  • Master Password: Security improvements
  • Master Password: New drop down button in connection password fields to show password in plain text
  • Improved detection of read-only instances
  • Improvements to the Help->Info dialog
  • Improvements detecting running processes like Pageant when running on a multi-user system
  • Added global option to set the X11 Display Location (File->Preferences->Terminal)
  • New PuTTY/KiTTY session "WinSSHTerm_ScriptRunner", which is used exclusively by the Script Runner
  • Bug Fix: unhandled exception in the DockPanel Suite
  • Bug fix: Quick-Connect throws an error when upgrading from older version
  • Bug fix: Password field for Jump Server in Quick-Connect dialog was shown in plain text


Monday, July 13, 2020

new version 2.11.1 released

  • Bug Fix: In some rare cases the WinSSHTerm window could disappear when un-maximizing it
  • Fixed some focus issues
  • New feature: Collect and display some useful infos (Help->Info)

Tuesday, June 30, 2020

new version 2.11.0 released

  • New field "Custom Id" in the connection configuration. Its value will be found by the search tool (Navigate->Search)
  • Added support for the XML attribute "Expanded" in the shared connection file
  • Minor improvements to the error handling for shared connections files
  • Minor improvements to the code that sends messages to the PuTTY/KiTTY terminals
  • Bug Fix: Changing the protocol for Copy Files resets the connection SSH port to 22

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

new version 2.10.0 released

  • New feature: Send connection info to quick connect window
  • Cluster Mode: Tabs don't close so that the session can be reconnected
  • New error handling when embedding PuTTY/KiTTY into a tab

Wednesday, January 22, 2020

new version 2.9.4 released

  • Bug fix: When closing a connection the terminal now gets actually closed (instead of getting killed)
  • Unencrypted shared connections files are now also accepted - in order to support their automated creation

Sunday, January 12, 2020

new version 2.9.3 released

  • Bug fix: 'Check Connection' (reworded in 'Check Access') now correctly reverts PuTTY's proxy settings
  • Added 'Check Access' to tab context menu, search form and quick connect form
  • Added a PuTTY/KiTTY binary architecture check in the preferences menu and a warning, if an unsupported 64-bit binary is configured
  • Changed the position of the command line windows from 'Check Access' and 'Convert OpenSSH Key'

Tuesday, December 24, 2019

new version 2.9.2 released

  • Added support for all available SSL/TLS protocols when downloading a shared connection file via https
  • Added options to skip certificate validation and to output error details when downloading a shared connection file via https (File->Preferences->Connections->Options)

Sunday, December 15, 2019

new version 2.9.1 released

  • New feature: In case there are problems when opening a connection you can now get more verbose output by clicking on "Check connection" in the connections window
  • Bug fix: Adding a shared connection/folder when a top level node is selected
  • Bug fix: When reconnecting there was a possibility that the tab didn't get marked with "!!"

Friday, December 6, 2019

new version 2.9.0 released

Please note:  There are core changes in this release. In case you are using the portable edition, you might need to delete the file "lib/WinSSHTerm.dll" before updating WinSSHTerm.

  • New feature: Integrated PuTTY's feature "Restart session" (Tab->Reconnect gracefully)
  • When PuTTY/KiTTY detects a connection loss, the fatal error popup will now automatically be closed
  • New shortcuts for reconnecting and closing sessions (Navigate->Shortcuts)

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

new version 2.8.1 released

  • New feature: Easy private key conversion from OpenSSH to PuTTY format by using the keygen feature of (Tools->Convert OpenSSH key)
  • Copy Files: session names with white spaces now correctly shown / added user and host to session name  (File->Preferences->Copy Files->Set default)
  • Bug fix: Loading shared connections from local cache could cause an app crash

Friday, November 1, 2019

new version 2.8.0 released

  • New options for manipulating the shared connections file (File->Export shared)
  • Copy Files: New default custom arguments (display correct session name / open up each WinSCP session in a new window)
  • Minor changes to the GUI