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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application


If you experience a drop in your PC performance as well as in your Internet speed, it is possible that an application called Flowspirit managed to sneak onto your system without your noticing it. Of course, it is possible that you knowingly installed this software in order to generate fake web traffic to your website. After testing this program we decided to categorize it as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) because we do not think that its operations are all the time reliable and this PUP might visit questionable websites and click on potentially unreliable third-party content behind your back, which might pose a threat to your virtual security. You may not take a PUP seriously and you may tend to leave such a program on your system. A lot of times, unsuspecting computer users may not even realize that such a program is on board at all. We believe that it is best for you to remove Flowspirit if your virtual security is really important to you. But before you make up your mind about this PUP, let us tell you what we have found out while testing it.

There are two websites where you can officially download the installer of this software. You can find the English version at ipts.com and the Chinese one at spiritsoft.cn. It is possible that when your system is protected by a proper up-to-date anti-malware program, this installer may be detected as a potential threat and get blocked. Most likely, this is the reason why the promotional site asks you to deactivate your security software before downloading this PUP. This is a bit suspicious though to say the least. However, we do not really think that a lot of users would find these URLs and download this PUP knowingly and on purpose. As a matter of fact, it is more likely that you let this questionable application onto your system while installing free software you downloaded from a shady source. The problem is that when this happens it is possible that you infect your computer with all kinds of PUPs and malware programs as well bundled together.

Such a bundle can contain adware programs, browser hijackers, fake alerts, bad toolbars, and potentially unwanted applications alongside legitimate and working free software. Since hundreds of thousands of computer users search for free or cracked programs and files on the web every day, it obviously means high potential for schemers to set up fake file-sharing sites to promote such software packages. It is enough to press the download button on a suspicious torrent or freeware site and you could easily let such a malicious bundle onto your system in no time. But this can also happen when you have no intention of downloading free tools. You may click on infected third-party advertisements or disguised third-party contents whenever you land on questionable websites that are usually related to online casinos or other games and gambling, dating, and, of course, porn. These pages are generally filled with annoying, flashy ads to draw your attention from the main content of the page. However, one click on the wrong content could drop a package of threats. This is why you need to be more cautious about the choice of websites you visit and where you click. You should also know that you may be exposed to questionable content when your PC is infected with adware or a browser hijacker. This is why it is so important that you scan your system using a reliable malware scanner to detect all possible threats after you delete Flowspirit from your system.

It is quite possible that you need a bit of statistics "adjustment" when numbers matter to you either for your business or other type of success you may be pursuing. In today's world, visits and likes could be everything. Therefore, a lot of people may find it useful to have an application that promises you increased numbers of traffic to your website. The problem with this software is that it operates in the background and starts up automatically with windows so you do not have too much control over what is happening behind the scenes. This PUP is supposed to visit all other users' sites mutually in order to boost up traffic. But this application also performs clicks on third-party contents, such as advertisements, to generate revenue for its users. However, you cannot be totally sure that all the sites it visits and all the ads it clicks on behind your back are all trustworthy. Unfortunately, no matter how legitimate this PUP may want to be, it is still possible that it ends up dropping infections or opening malicious pages in the background. We also need to mention that its operations can take serious CPU and memory power, which you can feel as your PC slows down and your Internet speed may suffer from it, too. All in all, we think that you should remove Flowspirit if you want to be on the safe side.

We wish we could tell you that you can delete Flowspirit by running its uninstaller. However, the truth is that it is a bit more complicated than that because it creates services on your system and other files, too. So you can either remove it manually by using our guide below or use a professional anti-malware program (e.g., SpyHunter) to do it automatically for you. The latter security tool has its own advantages, of course, since it can provide you with constant protection, which is real peace of mind when it comes to your virtual world. We also need to mention that it is important that you update all your drivers and programs even if your PC is protected. Nevertheless, it is worth learning to be a more cautious web surfer and computer user to stay out of trouble.

Remove Flowspirit from Windows

  1. Tap Win+E to open your File Explorer.
  2. Find and bin these folders:
    %TEMP%\jingling_[5 digits]
    %USERPROFILE%\Documents\jingling_[5 digits]
    %USERPROFILE%\Desktop\jingling_[5 digits]
  3. Find and bin ipts_[6 digits].7z and jingling_[5 digits].rar files from these folders: %TEMP%, %USERPROFILE%\Documents, and %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
  4. Delete these driver files: %WINDIR%\SysWOW64\drivers\flowflt64.sys and %WINDIR%\system32\drivers\flowflt64\.sys
  5. Empty your Recycle Bin.
  6. Tap Win+Q and enter regedit. Hit the Enter key.
  7. Find and delete these registry entries:
  8. Exit the editor.
  9. Reboot your system.
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