SoftBarrier - How To Remove?

Type: Rogue Anti-Spyware

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.

Automatic SoftBarrier removal tools

Note: Reimage trial provides detection of parasites and assists in their removal for free. You can remove detected files, processes and registry entries yourself or purchase a full version.  We might be affiliated with some of these programs. Full information is available in disclosure

Manual 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 Reimage or other tools found on


SoftBarrier screenshots


About the author

I am an attentive virus researcher. My interests include discussions about deceptive online content and rogue software applications. All of our goal is to minimize the risks that many people encounter during browsing and help them figure out the main hints that might indicate that a program or a website is of a fraudulent nature.

October 28, 2009 18:49, October 28, 2009 18:52

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