Flowspirit Removal Guide

Do you know what Flowspirit is?

Flowspirit is a program developed to improve the traffic of websites by generating unique clicks. Although it is promoted as a beneficial application, neither the English version (ipts.com) nor the Chinese one (spiritsoft.cn) can be called perfect software. Our experienced specialists say that Flowspirit should be categorized as a potentially unwanted program, or PUP. There are several drawbacks that make it a PUP, specialists say. The biggest one is that it constantly connects to third-party websites in the background. Needless to say, users are not informed about that. This activity might surely have undesirable outcomes, so it is advisable to stop it ASAP. When we talk about potentially unwanted applications, we do not have in mind dangerous software; however, these programs are not that innocent too, and they might even be associated with certain PC issues, so it is not necessarily a good idea to keep a potentially unwanted program installed on the computer. Read this article and then come to a final decision determining the destiny of this potentially unwanted program.

We cannot say that Flowspirit is an ineffective application because a bunch of users has chosen it to improve the traffic of their websites. Our specialists have managed to find a number of websites using the service of Flowspirit. These are mainly news websites, pornographic websites, healthy lifestyle websites, certain online stores, and personal pages. We cannot reveal the list of all websites using this program to become popular, but we can surely tell you that they are hosted on .com, .io, .eu, .ly, .info, .org, and other domains. Although this application acts beneficially, it has one serious drawback too. Ordinary users usually do not know anything about it. Our malware analysts who have carried out research about Flowspirit are sure that it performs one activity in the background. Speaking specifically, it constantly connects to various websites. These websites should belong to other users of this PUP. It might not seem to be a dangerous activity, but it might, undoubtedly, have undesirable outcomes. For example, it might slow down your PC and your Internet connection. Additionally, cookies of untrustworthy pages, e.g. adult websites might be placed on your computer without your permission. As can be seen, Flowspirit does not perform any malicious activities, and it is far from dangerous malware, but, sadly, we still cannot call it a decent application.Flowspirit Removal GuideFlowspirit screenshot
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Although Flowspirit does not travel bundled at the time of writing, it does not mean that the situation cannot change soon. You might even be reading this article because you do not know why there is an application called Flowspirit installed on your PC. If you really have no idea why it is installed on your PC, it must be true that it has sneaked onto your system in a software bundle. Once Flowspirit is successfully installed, it creates services to be able to launch together with the Windows OS. This feature cannot be disabled by a user, which means that the only way to disable this program permanently is to uninstall it.

Flowspirit creates several registry keys, its own folders with files, and drops several files in existing directories. Since it is impossible to delete it from Control Panel, you will have to take care of all its components yourself. Below-provided instructions will help you to do that if you decide to erase it manually; however, you should know that you can delete Flowspirit fully in an automatic way too. To be honest, it is the easiest way to remove undesirable software.

Delete Flowspirit

  1. Open the Registry Editor (launch Run (Win+R), enter regedit.exe, and click OK).
  2. Delete the following registry keys one after the other:
  • HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\services\flowflt
  • HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet002\services\flowflt
  • HKLM\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\services\flowflt
  • HKCU\SOFTWARE\Jingling
  • HKCU\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Jingling
  1. Close the Registry Editor and open the Windows Explorer (tap Win+E).
  2. Delete two driver files: %WINDIR%\SysWOW64\drivers\flowflt64.sys and %WINDIR%\system32\drivers\flowflt64\.sys.
  3. Delete two files ipts_{6 digits}.7z and jingling_{5 digits}.rar from %TEMP%, %USERPROFILE%\Documents, and %USERPROFILE%\Desktop.
  4. Remove the folder jingling_{5 digits} from these places:
  • %USERPROFILE%\Desktop
  • %USERPROFILE%\Documents
  • %TEMP%

In non-techie terms:

There are hundreds of suspicious programs which pretend to be trustworthy even though they are not, so always be extremely careful with new software. Users should not only find more information about it on the web before installing it, but they should also be very attentive during the new software installation process. If you do not think that you could ensure the maximum protection of your PC without the special tool, go to enable security software on your computer today.