What is fling.exe?

The genuine fling.exe file is a software component of Fling by NCH Software.
Fling 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 file transfer. It is a full-featured FTP (file transfer protocol) client and backup tool. Files can be automatically uploaded when changes are detected or at predefined intervals. NCH has been developing applications for audio, video, business, dictation and other software utilities since 1993.

Fling stands for Fling File Transfer

The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the fling.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.

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Fling.exe file information

Windows Task Manager with fling
Fling.exe process in Windows Task Manager

The process known as Fling File Transfer belongs to software Fling by NCH Software (

Description: Fling.exe is not essential for the Windows OS and causes relatively few problems. Fling.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files". Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 540,676 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 266,244 bytes. 
There is no description of the program. The file is not a Windows system file. The program is not visible. Fling.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, hide itself and monitor applications. Therefore the technical security rating is 59% dangerous, however you should also read the user reviews.

Uninstalling this variant: If there are any problems with fling.exe, you may want to uninstall the software Fling File Transfer or Fling using the Uninstall a Program function of Windows Control Panel (Windows: Start, Settings, Control Panel, Uninstall a Program).

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Important: Some malware camouflages itself as fling.exe, particularly when located in the C:\Windows or C:\Windows\System32 folder. Therefore, you should check the fling.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.


User Comments

It seems to be another "SLOW DOWN" that has infested my PC
  Tim Tremblay  

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Best practices for resolving fling issues

A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with fling. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using cleanmgr and sfc /scannow, uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using msconfig) and enabling Windows' Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.

Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.

To help you analyze the fling.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: Security Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. Malwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.

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