What is FlowerPippi?

If you are informed about the existence of FlowerPippi, you need to make sure that you remove this threat as soon as possible. You also need to inspect your operating system for other threats because this backdoor malware is unlikely to exist on its own. In the summer of 2019, this malicious threat was found to spread via spam emails along with Gelup, another Trojan that, of course, requires elimination as well. These two infections are believed to belong to the TA505 group, which has been sending its malware in many different directions. Its activity has been recorded in Morroco, the Middle East, and also Australia, Japan, and the Philippines. If you live in these three countries, you are more likely to need to delete FlowerPippi from your operating system. So, how can you get rid of this malware and, more important, how can you ensure protection against it in the future?

How does FlowerPippi work?

FlowerPippi is an infection that you might have let into your operating system by opening a corrupted spam email attachment. The email is meant to convince you that you need to open an attached .doc or .xls file, but if you do that, the payload of a dangerous threat is downloaded. According to researchers, Gelup – the infection we mentioned already – is likely to be dropped along with FlowerPippi. Both of them can record user information and then transfer it to a remote C&C server. The information that is gathered by malware can be used to profile victims and plan further steps in the attack. Gelup is different from its counterpart because it can bypass UAC (user account control) by mimicking trusted directories. That means that it could, potentially, invade those systems that have some level of security already. Of course, unprotected systems are much more vulnerable to this kind of malware, but, in this situation, Anti-Spyware-101.com researchers recommend employing advanced security measures.

Whether you live in Argentina, Japan, the Philippines, or another country in the same region, if your operating system is not guarded appropriately, FlowerPippi could have invaded it along with other infections. These additional infections could leak sensitive data, hijack personal accounts, gain network access, spread malware, and do a number of other terrible things. Identifying malicious threats could be extremely difficult, but it does not need to be. You could install a legitimate malware scanner to help you identify the threats that are active and that require removal. This tool is especially helpful if you end up removing FlowerPippi manually because you can use it beforehand to identify threats and also afterward to check for potential leftovers. Of course, you need to be careful about the tools you choose to trust because there are plenty of malicious or useless ones too. If you want to employ a scanner that works and that can guarantee detection of all threats, we suggest clicking the Download button below.

How to delete FlowerPippi

To put it simply, FlowerPippi is a dangerous threat, and if you have found it, there is a good chance that you will find other threats too. Our research team has created a guide that might help you detect and remove FlowerPippi components manually, but since other threats are likely to exist, and also because deleting this Trojan is not the easiest of tasks, we recommend installing anti-malware software. It will ensure that all threats are eliminated completely, and it will also help you with the protection of your Windows operating system. Needless to say, Windows security is something that you will have to figure out on your own if you decide to delete the Trojan manually. If there are any questions our research team can answer about the Trojan, do not hesitate to leave them in the comments section right below.

Removal Guide

  1. Launch Windows Explorer by tapping Win+E keys on the keyboard.
  2. Enter %APPDATA% into the field at the top.
  3. Delete the folder named MSOCache.
  4. Enter %ALLUSERSPROFILE% into the field at the top.
  5. Delete the malicious {random name}.exe file (see the registry values in step 7 to check for the name).
  6. Launch Run by tapping Win+R keys to launch Run and then enter regedit into the box.
  7. Delete a {random name} valuefound here:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run
  8. Exit Registry Editor and then Empty Recycle Bin.
  9. Perform a full system scan using a legitimate malware scanner to see whether or not there are any leftovers that require removal. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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