DemonH you have an ftp client ?
A freeware alternative is to use something like FileZilla
which i know works.
The version i use is v2.2.32 which is much older than latest v3.xx versions, it should be much improved by now (options). It never had any malware in the past, i would assume it is still doesn't have.
I don't see a link to the v2.2.32 i'm using there. v2 to v3 there was a total rewrite of the core code, so will be different in some ways. I know there will be other ftp clients free, but so far FileZilla v2.2.32 has served me well.