I got an e-mail suggesting I update my SmartFTP Client 3.0.1037, followed the links, downloaded the update and, after restart, my screen is blank! I unplugged my computer to restart but still nothing. Was this a scam and I've downloaded a virus that crashed my system?
All setups we release are first scanned by ourselves and by 3rd party download sites as well. The setup you have downloaded does not contain any kind of trojan, virus or any other malware. In addition this particular setup has also been verified by Microsoft.
The problem you are seeing is most likely not caused by SmartFTP.