How to Download and Install SecureCRT 8.7 for Windows, Mac, and Linux
SecureCRT is a powerful and versatile terminal emulator that supports SSH, Telnet, Rlogin, Serial, and other protocols. It provides rock-solid security, advanced session management, and a host of features to enhance your productivity and streamline repetitive tasks. Whether you need to connect to remote servers, transfer files, or tunnel data, SecureCRT can help you do it securely and efficiently.
In this article, we will show you how to download and install SecureCRT 8.7 for Windows, Mac, and Linux. This version was released on August 11, 2020 and includes bug fixes and improvements over the previous versions. You can find the full list of changes in the release notes.
Download SecureCRT 8.7
To download SecureCRT 8.7, you need to visit the official download page and select the installer that matches your operating system and architecture. You can choose between 64-bit and 32-bit Windows PC installers, macOS installers for Intel and ARM64 M1 processors, and Linux installers for Ubuntu and Red Hat Enterprise Linux distributions.
If you want to share settings between SecureCRT and SecureFX, you can also download the bundle installer that includes both applications. The bundle installer requires a bundle license purchase.
Before downloading the software, you will be asked to fill out a short eligibility declaration and create a download account. This is because the software is subject to export control and may not be downloaded or exported to any country subject to U.S. trade sanctions.
Install SecureCRT 8.7
Once you have downloaded the installer, you can follow these steps to install SecureCRT 8.7 on your computer.
Double-click on the installer file (e.g., scrt-x18.104.22.168.2279.exe) to launch the setup wizard.
Click Next to accept the default installation folder or browse to select a different one.
Select the components you want to install (e.g., desktop shortcut, start menu folder) and click Next.
Select the file associations you want to use for SecureCRT (e.g., .ini, .vbs) and click Next.
Click Install to begin the installation process.
When the installation is complete, click Finish to exit the wizard.
You can now launch SecureCRT from the desktop shortcut or the start menu.
Double-click on the disk image file (e.g., scrt-8.7.3-2279.osx_x64.dmg) to mount it.
Drag and drop the SecureCRT icon to the Applications folder.
Eject the disk image by dragging it to the Trash or right-clicking on it and selecting Eject.
You can now launch SecureCRT from the Applications folder or the Dock.
Open a terminal window and navigate to the folder where you downloaded the installer file (e.g., scrt-8.7.3-2279.ubuntu20-64.x86_64.deb).
If you downloaded a .deb file, use the following command to install it: sudo dpkg -i filename.deb (replace filename.deb with the actual file name).
If you downloaded a .rpm file, use the following command to install it: sudo rpm -i filename.rpm (replace filename.rpm with the actual file name).
If you downloaded a .tar.gz file, use the following commands to extract and install it: tar xzf filename.tar.gz (replace filename.tar.gz with the actual file name), cd filename (replace filename with the extracted folder name), sudo ./install.sh
You can now launch SecureCRT from the terminal by typing securecrt or from the applications menu.