Barracuda Antivirus is another rogue anti-spyware application. This program is classified as a rogue because it displays false scan results stating that your computer is seriously infected. This is a common method used by all rogue security programs such as Antivirus System Pro and Spyware Protect 2009. Barracuda Antivirus shows these fake infections in order to scare you into thinking that your computer is compromised and that you should purchase the program to remove these serious infections. However, this program is a scam. You shouldn't purchase it.
Usually, Barracuda Antivirus is advertised through the use of Trojans and fake online scanners or ads. It is Once installed, the rogue will be configured to start automatically when you login to Windows. BarracudaAntivirus will scan your computer and display a list of files that should be removed. These infections, though, are all fake. What is more, it will flood your computer with very annoying pop-ups and security warnings. Just like the infection threats, you should ignore these warnings too. For example, you may see this or similar fake alerts:
“Windows Security alert
Windows reports that computer is infected. Antivirus software helps to protect your computer against viruses and other security threats. Click here for the scan you computer. Your system might be at risk now.”
If you are infected with Barracuda Antivirus, then you should use the removal guide shown below to remove this program and any associated malware from your computer immediately.
Barracuda Antivirus manual removal:
Delete registry values:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREMicrosoftWindowsCurrentVersionRun "Barracuda Antivirus"