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What percent of users and experts removed it?
54% remove it46% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
Global Rank #33,322
Reach 0.0038%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 3.68 days
108.54 days >
Average installed length: 57.03 days


VersionDistribution 100.00%

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What is Flwsrf?

From the EULA: "If you download the Software Product, you will be installing a software program on your computer in the form of an Add-On (though some Internet browsers may refer to it as an “Extension” or “Plug-In”) that: (a) interacts with your Internet browser to create editable, virtual layers that can alter the appearance of underlying Internet websites, as they appear on your computer only (the “FlowSurf Apps Add-On”); (b) incorporates the FlowSurf Apps “FlowSurf” search enhancer on each new web page that is spawned when you open a new Internet browser session (“FlowSurf”); and (c) displays featured FlowSurf search results at the top of the search results page. Where you conduct a search using FlowSurf, you will be showed search results generated by a third party search engine provider as designated by FlowSurf Apps or, where permitted, as selected by you (“Third Party Search Providers”)."

About  (from FlowSurf Apps)

Flowsurf will increase your search speed and efficiency. Flowsurf is transparent and fully supported by our talented tech team. Flowsurf will be compatible with all major browsers like IE10, Chrome and Firefox. We currently only support Firefox.
  • Possible malware installed by this program
  • Automatically starts with Windows
  • Installs a Windows Service
Warning, multiple anti-virus scanners have detected possible malware in Flwsrf.
fsupd.exe (2b140f9d8cd365bf8522a5118d0b06ef) has been flagged by the following 6 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareVersionDetection
Baidu-International Hacktool.Win32.Downloader.aot
CAT-QuickHeal Downloader.Agent.r5 (Not a Virus)
Dr.Web Adware.Searcher.2649
Kaspersky not-a-virus:Downloader.Win32.Agent
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Agent.deyady
Vba32 AntiVirus Downloader.Agent
upfs7235.exe (400110f238f98c0366c787dedf5e1def) has been flagged by the following 33 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Trojan.GenericKD.2020510
ALYac Trojan.GenericKD.2020510
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Genome.71
Bitdefender 7.2 Trojan.GenericKD.2020510
CAT-QuickHeal 14.00 TrojanDownloader.gen.r5
Cyren W32/Trojan.MXTO-8656
Dr.Web Trojan.DownLoader11.55360
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Trojan.GenericKD.2020510 (B)
ESET-NOD32 11462 NSIS/TrojanDownloader.Adload.AK
Fortinet FortiGate 5.0.999.0 W32/Genome.MOCB!tr.dldr
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Trojan.GenericKD.2020510
G Data 25 Trojan.GenericKD.2020510
K7 AntiVirus 9.202.15567 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
K7GW 9.202.15567 Riskware ( 0040eff71 )
Kaspersky Trojan-Downloader.Win32.Genome.mocb
McAfee RDN/Generic Downloader.x!lw
McAfee-GW-Edition v2015 RDN/Generic Downloader.x!lw
MicroWorld-eScan Trojan.GenericKD.2020510
NANO AntiVirus Trojan.Win32.Genome.dmpfqc
Norman 7.04.04 Troj_Generic.XNZPD
nProtect 2015-04-10.01 Trojan.GenericKD.2020510
Panda Antivirus Trj/CI.A
Qihoo-360 Win32/Trojan.Downloader.548
Sophos 4.98.0 Mal/Generic-S
SUPERAntiSpyware Trojan.Agent/Gen-Clicker
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 Trojan.Gen.2
Tencent Win32.Trojan-downloader.Genome.Oxun
Trend Micro 9.740.0.1012 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EA415
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R0C1C0EA415
Vba32 AntiVirus TrojanDownloader.Genome
VIPRE Antivirus 39276 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ViRobot 2014.3.20.0 Trojan.Win32.A.Downloader.59019[h]
abengine.exe (63514e79ed55d52a6ccad26c0321a042) has been flagged by the following 21 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.OptimizerMonitor.E
Agnitum Outpost Riskware.Agent!
ALYac Adware.OptimizerMonitor.E
Avira ADWARE/Adware.Gen7
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Hacktool.Win32.Komodia.A
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.OptimizerMonitor.E
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.OptimizerMonitor.E (B)
ESET-NOD32 11459 a variant of Win32/Komodia.A potentially unsafe
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.OptimizerMonitor.E
G Data 25 Adware.OptimizerMonitor.E
K7 AntiVirus 9.202.15564 Unwanted-Program ( 004b89781 )
K7GW 9.202.15565 Unwanted-Program ( 004b89781 )
Malwarebytes Trojan.Agent
McAfee Artemis!63514E79ED55
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.OptimizerMonitor.E
nProtect 2015-04-10.01 Adware.OptimizerMonitor.E
Sophos 4.98.0 Generic PUA NL
Symantec 20141.2.0.56 WS.Reputation.1
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R00UH09CR15
VIPRE Antivirus 39250 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
ijs.exe (20cf0b2a87d2cfc94d53911d268f7414) has been flagged by the following 15 scanners:
Anti-Virus softwareSoftware versionDetection
Lavasoft Ad-Aware Adware.OptimizerMonitor.F
Agnitum Outpost PUA.Flinject!
ALYac Adware.OptimizerMonitor.F
AVG Generic6.AAWN
AVware Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
Baidu-International Adware.Win32.Flinject.A
Bitdefender 7.2 Adware.OptimizerMonitor.F
Comodo Security 21729 ApplicUnwnt
Emsisoft Anti-Malware Adware.OptimizerMonitor.F (B)
ESET-NOD32 11459 a variant of Win32/Adware.Flinject.A
F-Secure 11.0.19100.45 Adware.OptimizerMonitor.F
G Data 25 Adware.OptimizerMonitor.F
MicroWorld-eScan Adware.OptimizerMonitor.F
TrendMicro-HouseCall 9.700.0.1001 TROJ_GEN.R01TH09CU15
VIPRE Antivirus 39250 Trojan.Win32.Generic!BT
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Program detailsProgram details

Displayed publisher: Flwsrf
URL: www.flowsurf.net
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\flwsrf
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files\Flwsrf\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 7.47 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Flwsrf

Program executable:fsupd.exe (Malware detected)
Path:C:\Program Files\flowsurf\fsupd.exe
Additional files:
  • uninstall.exe - Flwsrf
  • freebl3.dll (by Mozilla Foundation) - Network Security Services (NSS freebl Library)
  • libnspr4.dll (by Mozilla Foundation) - Netscape Portable Runtime (NSPR Library)
  • libplc4.dll - PLC Library
  • libplds4.dll - PLDS Library
  • nss3.dll - NSS Base Library
  • nssckbi.dll - NSS Builtin Trusted Root CAs
  • nssutil3.dll - NSS Utility Library
  • smime3.dll - NSS S/MIME Library
  • softokn3.dll - NSS PKCS #11 Library
  • ssl3.dll - NSS SSL Library
  • abenginecert.dll (by Abengine)
  • abengine64.dll (by Abengine)
  • lengine64.exe
  • (Malware detected) abengine.exe
  • abenginep.exe
  • abenginew.exe
  • abenginewd.dll
  • (Malware detected) ijs.exe
  • (Malware detected) upfs7235.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks (Boot/Login)
  • upfs7235.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named upfs7235.
  • fsupd.exe is automatically launched at startup through a scheduled task named fsupdate.
2 Services
  • ijs.exe runs as a service named 'Injector Service' (InjectorService) "Injector Service".
  • abengine.exe runs as a service named 'abengine' (abengine) "AbEngine protects your browser".

How do I remove Flwsrf?

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Or, you can uninstall Flwsrf 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 Flwsrf, 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 Flwsrf.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.
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Win 7 (SP1) 53%
Win Vista (SP1) 3%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 54%
Keep it 46%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 56.76%
Windows 10 36.49%
Windows Vista 6.76%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 33.78%
Windows 8.1 22.97%
Windows 7 Ultimate 13.51%
Windows 7 Professional 8.11%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 5.41%
Windows 10 Home 2.70%

Distribution by countryGeography

25.64% of installs come from Germany
Which countries install it?
  Germany 25.64%
  Italy 20.51%
  France 14.10%
  DK 10.26%
  United Kingdom 10.26%
  United States 6.41%
  Norway 3.85%
  Netherlands 2.56%
  Canada 1.28%
  Switzerland 1.28%
  Spain 1.28%
  Ireland 1.28%
  Sweden 1.28%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 33.33%
Hewlett-Packard 26.67%
Lenovo 10.00%
Medion 10.00%
Dell 6.67%
ASUS 3.33%
MSI 3.33%
Toshiba 3.33%
Apple 1.67%
Common models
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Pr... 3.13%
TOSHIBA Satellite C660D 1.56%
TOSHIBA Satellite A500 1.56%
Hewlett-Packard 500-410nf 1.56%


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