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Should I remove Fling File Transfer?

What percent of users and experts removed it?
52% remove it48% keep it
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How common is it?
Global Rank #29,964
United States Rank #22,772
Reach 0.0053%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 5.73 days
169.00 days >
Average installed length: 88.80 days


2.35 54.05%
2.32 4.05%

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Fling File Transfer

What is Fling File Transfer?

The software may bundle additional potentially unwanted toolbars. - "During installation of this download you will be given the option to install closely related programs from the NCH Software suite. These are optional and you can select what you want depending on your requirements."

About  (from NCH Software)

Fling is easy-to-use file transfer protocol (FTP) software to automate uploading and transferring files and folders. Fling FTP Sync Software is typically used to maintain a website on a remote hosted server or to automate backup of folders. The software supports both internet file transfer protocol (ftp) and network fi...  Read more


The most used version is 2.35, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon installation and setup, it defines an auto-start registry entry which makes this program run on each Windows boot for all user logins. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). When installed, it will add a context menu handler to the Windows shell in order to provide quick access to the program. The main program executable is fling.exe. The software installer includes 13 files and is usually about 1.39 MB (1,459,419 bytes).
Fling File Transfer has been seen bundling various 3rd party software during the installation process. Make sure to check for and remove unused programs.

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.nchsoftware.com/fling/index.html
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\NCH Software\Fling
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\NCH Software\Fling\uninst.exe
Estimated size: 1.39 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Fling File Transfer

Program executable:fling.exe
Fling File Transfer
Path:C:\Program Files\nch software\fling\fling.exe
Additional files:
  • flingsetup_v2.28.exe - Fling (Fling File Transfer)
  • flingsetup_v2.32.exe
  • flingsetup_v2.35.exe
  • flsetup_v2.26.exe
  • uninst.exe
  • flsetup_v2.04.exe
  • flsetup_v2.11.exe
  • flsetup_v2.21.exe
  • flsetup_v2.23.exe
  • flsetup_v2.24.exe
  • fldll.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

Context Menu Handler
  • fldll.dll added to Windows Explorer under the name 'Fling' with a class of {A15A5877-34E6-470D-8D61-45FB4BF771B9}.
Scheduled Task
  • fling.exe is scheduled as a task named 'FlingSevenDays' (Next runs on 8/24/2014 at 9:20 PM).
  • fling.exe runs as a service named 'Fling File Transfer' (FlingService) "Allows Fling File Transfer to run in the background if required.".
Startup File (All Users Run)
  • fling.exe is loaded in the all users (HKLM) registry as a startup file name 'Fling' which loads as "C:\Program Files\NCH Software\Fling\fling.exe" -logon.

How do I remove Fling File Transfer?

Quickly and completely remove Fling File Transfer from your computer by downloading "Should I Remove It?", its 100% FREE and installs in seconds (click the button below).
Or, you can uninstall Fling File Transfer from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Fling File Transfer, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Fling File Transfer.

Win 7 (SP1) 41%
Win Server 2003 1%
Automatically starts? Yes
(Found in the run registry)
Uninstall it 52%
Keep it 48%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 43.24%
Windows XP 22.97%
Windows 8 21.62%
Windows Vista 10.81%
Windows Server 2003 1.35%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 29.17%
Microsoft Windows XP 22.22%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.33%
Windows 7 Ultimate 6.94%
Windows 10 Home 6.94%
Windows 8.1 4.17%

Distribution by countryGeography

57.45% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 57.45%
  Canada 8.51%
  Netherlands 4.26%
  United Kingdom 4.26%
  Australia 3.19%
  France 2.13%
  India 2.13%
  BH 1.06%
  Colombia 1.06%
  Belgium 1.06%
  Norway 1.06%
  Switzerland 1.06%
  Sri Lanka 1.06%
  Mexico 1.06%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Hewlett-Packard 41.67%
Dell 16.67%
Toshiba 12.50%
ASUS 8.33%
Intel 8.33%
Acer 4.17%
Medion 2.08%
Gateway 2.08%
Common models
HP Pavilion dv6 Notebook ... 3.33%
TOSHIBA Satellite C650D 3.33%
HP-Pavilion NZ017AAR-ABA ... 1.67%
Hewlett-Packard 810-170st 1.67%
Gigabyte Z68MA-D2H-B3 1.67%
TOSHIBA Satellite P850 1.67%

About NCH Software

NCH is a software development company tat primarily sells to individuals via their website.
Publisher URL: www.nchsoftware.com


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