How to remove SoftBarrier?
What is SoftBarrier?
SoftBarrier is a new rogue in the WiniGuard family, which has released a huge amount of rogue scams over the past half-year or so. This parasite is no different than it’s numerous predecessors in the sense that it uses downloader trojans and drive-by downloads to infect systems, and it relies on misleading advertising to sell it’s so-called “licensed version”.
Upon entering the system, SoftBarrier floods the user with popups and fake system notifications, supposedly to inform him of an infection or multiple infections present on the system. This information is invariably false and is only there to urge users to download SoftBarrier in order to dispose of the “threats”. Like most rogues, SoftBarrier perfoms fake scans, which mark harmless files as threats. After the scan has been completed, SoftBarrier suggests that you use it’s full version to dispose of the threats, but, of course, it costs money, and doesn’t work.
SoftBarrier is a scam and should be treated as such: do NOT download or buy it and remove it as soon as possible.
SoftBarrier is Extremely dangerous
SoftBarrier may spread via Trojans
SoftBarrier may display fake security messages
SoftBarrier may install additional spyware to your computer
SoftBarrier may repair its files, spread or update by itself
SoftBarrier violates your privacy and compromises your security
for SoftBarrier detection
Note: Spyhunter trial provides detection of parasite like SoftBarrier and assists in its removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.
Manual SoftBarrier removal
Important Note: Although it is possible to manually remove SoftBarrier, such activity can permanently damage your system if any mistakes are made in the process, as advanced spyware parasites are able to automatically repair themselves if not completely removed. Thus, manual spyware removal is recommended for experienced users only, such as IT specialists or highly qualified system administrators. For other users, we recommend using Spyhunter or other malware and spyware removal applications found on 2-viruses.com.
Stop these SoftBarrier processes:
Disable these SoftBarrier DLL files::
Remove these SoftBarrier Registry Entries:
Remove these SoftBarrier files:
It is impossible to list all file names and locations of modern parasites. You can identify remaining parasites, other SoftBarrier infected files and get help in SoftBarrier removal by using free Spyhunter scanner. It comes with free real-time protection module that helps preventing SoftBarrier and similar threats.
SoftBarrier is classified as Rogue Anti-Spyware. After infecting a user’s system, it proceeds to scare its victim into buying the “product” by displaying fake security messages, stating that your computer is infected with spyware and only SoftBarrier can help you to remove it after you download the trial version. As soon as the victim downloads SoftBarrier trial version, it pretends to scan your computer and shows a grossly exaggerated amount of non-existent errors. Then, SoftBarrier offers to buy the full version to fix these false errors. If the user agrees, SoftBarrier does not only fix the errors, but it also takes the user’s money and may even install additional spyware into the victim’s computer.
Some Rogue Anti-Spyware, such as SoftBarrier, may offer users to buy it after the victim clicks on a banner or a pop-up while surfing the internet. Usually, a Trojan is installed to a victim’s computer after clicking on the advertisement. It then proceeds to download or even install SoftBarrier, which is another way for Rogue Anti-Spyware to spread itself.
Most of rogue Anti-Spyware, such as SoftBarrier, is nearly impossible to remove manually.