Home Malware Programs Rogue Anti-Spyware Programs SoftBarrier


Posted: October 28, 2009

Threat Metric

Threat Level: 10/10
Infected PCs: 16
First Seen: December 1, 2009
Last Seen: January 10, 2019
OS(es) Affected: Windows

ScreenshotSoftBarrier is a fake security application that comes from the family of rogue anti-spyware programs known as WiniGuard, Soft Cop, Save Defense and others. Trojan horse infections are known to automatically install the SoftBarrier program onto computers over the internet. Once this process has taken place, computer users are usually prompted by fake parasite notifications. In addition, system scans are initiated by SoftBarrier that return bogus parasite results. These efforts are performed only to persuade computer users to purchase a full version of SoftBarrier.

SoftBarrier is not a security program that is capable of detecting or removing legitimate computer parasites. Removal of SoftBarrier is recommended to be performed with a spyware scan tool to limit damage caused by manual removal processes.


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Technical Details

File System Modifications

Tutorials: If you wish to learn how to remove malware components manually, you can read the tutorials on how to find malware, kill unwanted processes, remove malicious DLLs and delete other harmful files. Always be sure to back up your PC before making any changes.

The following files were created in the system:

SoftBarrier.exe File name: SoftBarrier.exe
Size: 786.94 KB (786944 bytes)
MD5: b92edfa87d8cb599a8f620aa4d3970ff
Detection count: 92
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
setup[1].exe File name: setup[1].exe
Size: 882.85 KB (882859 bytes)
MD5: 0b5952b33b2d413c8cffe5656dbd2ce0
Detection count: 89
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009
setup[2].exe File name: setup[2].exe
Size: 431.1 KB (431104 bytes)
MD5: fd3393651e1db5476c23b1c874117a95
Detection count: 88
File type: Executable File
Mime Type: unknown/exe
Group: Malware file
Last Updated: December 11, 2009

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Registry Modifications

The following newly produced Registry Values are:

Directory%ProgramFiles%\SoftBarrier Software\SoftBarrier

Additional Information

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