How to SSH from Microsoft Windows

Updated: 04/26/2017 by Computer Hope

SSHAlthough Microsoft Windows does include an application to FTP and Telnet, it does not come pre-installed with an application that enables a user to SSH to another computer. If you need to SSH to a remote computer you need to download a third-party program to connect over SSH.

In the picture to the right, is an example of PuTTY a popular SSH program used in Windows and other environments.

Recommended SSH programs

Additional information

  • See our SSH overview for further information and related links.