Remove Fling Ads (Adware / Redirect)
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Remove Fling Ads (Adware / Redirect)

posted by OnlineSafety411 Advisor  
Filed under Adware, Browser Hijacker

What is Fling (

Fling advertisements are associated with the site, which is a gossip site platform that displays and promotes several news stories based on recent entertainment news and gossip columns throughout the Internet. The Fling ads may be displayed at random where they pop-up when you are surfing the web or viewing certain pages that may be remotely related to what is found on the website.

Fling ( image example

Fling ( image example

Fling ( Technical Details

While most of the content distributed and shared through Fling ads and its site is made up celebrity media and all else surrounding the entertainment industry, the Fling ads are annoying. Even though Fling is not a computer virus or malicious in its initial intention, it may later prove to be unwanted and lead to questionable sites through redirects. Fling may also cause automatic redirects and may load the site as your default home page after the installation of random freeware or 3rd party apps, which are known for including add-on components as part of offering a program for free.

How did Fling ( install on my computer?

Everyone wants a healthy computer free from viruses and even unwanted add-on components. The Fling components are sneaky in their actions and installation method, which usually takes place due to installing freeware programs that come bundled with additional software. Commonly, freeware has add-ons and in the case of Fling it is included in many free programs that you download from the Internet that load automatically upon installing the initially downloaded app.

How to protect your computer and avoid installation of Fling in the future.

Keeping the Fling ads and unwanted redirect action to from causing you aggravation is left to your cautious actions when installing freeware or 3rd party programs from the Internet. Opting out of installing Fling add-ons when loading freeware is the best way to prevent Fling from displaying pop-ups and site redirect actions.

Computer expert manual removal of Fling (

The appearance of popups from Fling are an indication of your computer having additional software installed on it that may be uninstalled through the control panel. In some instances software like Fling may not be completely removed through uninstalling it via the Windows control panel. However, an essential step to removing Fling is uninstalling its core application by going to your control panel, going to the “programs” feature option, and then finding Fling and choosing to uninstall it.

Steps to remove Fling from your PC running Windows

Step 1. Remove Fling from Windows 10.

Right-click the lower left corner or your desktop. In the Quick Access menu select the Control Panel (normal left-click). Once in the Control Panel, find and select Programs and Features. Once in the Programs and Features option, find Fling and select to Uninstall it if this option is available. In the case that you cannot uninstall Fling, you may need to utilize another method to eliminate Fling, such as using an antispyware or antivirus program.

Step 2. Remove or uninstall Fling from Windows 7 or older Windows versions.

Go to the Start menu by pressing the Windows Key or clicking Start > go to Control Panel > choose the Programs ‘Uninstall a program’ option > find the Fling program and then click on it > select the Uninstall button.

Step 3. Remove or uninstall Fling from Windows 8 or Windows 8.1.

Press the Windows Key on your keyboard > Search and enter Control Panel > choose the Programs ‘Uninstall a program’ option > find the Fling program and then click on it > select the Uninstall button.

Step 4. Remove or uninstall Fling manually by finding and deleting specific files, registry entries or application entries within the Windows Control Panel.

Steps on how to remove Fling from your web browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer or Google Chrome):

Remove Fling from Mozilla Firefox:

Step 1. Launch the browser and click the icon on the Firefox search box.
Step 2. Select Manage Search Engines
Step 3. Remove the undesirable search provider and select OK.
Step 4. Simultaneously press Alt+T and in the Tools menu select Options.
Step 5. Select the General tab and go to the Home Page.
Step 6. Remove the URL and select OK.
Step 7. Simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A for the Add-ons Manager.
Step 8. Select Extensions and remove the undesirable plugins.

Remove Fling from Internet Explorer:

Step 1. Launch the browser and simultaneously press Alt+T.
Step 2. In the Tools menu select Manage Add-ons.
Step 3. Go to Toolbars and Extensions and Disable the plugin.
Step 4. Go to Search Providers and remove the search tool.
Step 5. Select Close and simultaneously press Alt+T to open the Tools menu again.
Step 6. Select Internet Options and select the General tab.
Step 7. Overwrite/ remove the Home Page URL and select OK.

Remove Fling from Google Chrome:

Step 1. Launch the browser and simultaneously press Alt+F.
Step 2. Select Settings and you will be routed to chrome://settings/
Step 3. Under On Startup, mark Open a specific page or set of pages.
Step 4. Select Set pages to find the available options.
Step 5. Remove/overwrite the URL of the search tool and select OK.
Step 6. Under Appearance, mark Show Home button.
Step 7. Select Change and repeat step 5 to get rid of the option.
Step 8. Under Search click the Manage search engines.
Step 9. Select X on the URL of Fling to remove it from the list.
Step 10. Simultaneously press Alt+T again, select Tools and then Extensions.
Step 11. Remove the plugin.

Other manual removal methods to uninstall Fling may involve finding any related files or programs that could be lurking in other folders on your hard drive. These steps are usually left to computer experts as removing essential system files by accident while attempting to remove Fling files could cause serious damage to your system or even prevent it from booting up the next time it is restarted.

  1. Find all files related to Fling by doing a system search – Click the Start menu or go to the Quick Access menu and type in Fling to find it.
  2. Delete the Fling files.
  3. Delete any related registry entries related to Fling by finding entries within the regedit application.
  4. Uninstall the Fling application through the Windows Control Panel.
  5. Restart your computer after all instances of Fling have been removed.

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