The genuine softinfo.exe file is a software component of Software Informer Client by Informer Technologies.
There are at least two different identifiable "softinfo.exe" processes, one by Informer Technologies and one by InnDevelop Technologies AsD of Denmark. Informer Technologies, whose version appears to be dominant and currently supported, maintains a network of websites and URLs offering information on software products. The "SI Client" is their flagship downloadable product, offering navigation through software reviews and articles, the ability to submit questions, and a new multi-threaded download system for software updates. It has a visible window because it added tabs in 2014 for "Trending" and "Giveaway" limited-time offers to get paid software for free. The "softinfo.exe" by InnDevelop Technologies AsD of Denmark downloads as "SoftInfoSetup.exe" but executes as "softinfo.exe." That program only displays software and hotfixes installed on the machine, or a list of running applications. The website for Informer Technologies only says it is made up of several multinational programming teams without disclosing headquarters or team locations. The website for InnDevelop is unavailable and the product may be unsupported but some sites still offer it for downloading.
SoftInfo stands for Software Informer
The .exe extension on a filename indicates an executable file. Executable files may, in some cases, harm your computer. Therefore, please read below to decide for yourself whether the softinfo.exe on your computer is a Trojan that you should remove, or whether it is a file belonging to the Windows operating system or to a trusted application.
Description: Softinfo.exe is not essential for Windows and will often cause problems. The file softinfo.exe is located in a subfolder of "C:\Program Files".
Known file sizes on Windows 10/8/7/XP are 1,634,304 bytes (12% of all occurrences), 2,859,077 bytes and 31 more variants.
The file is not a Windows core file. The program has no visible window. Softinfo.exe is able to monitor applications, manipulate other programs and record keyboard and mouse inputs. Therefore the technical security rating is 39% dangerous; however you should also read the user reviews.
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If softinfo.exe is located in a subfolder of C:\, the security rating is 28% dangerous. The file size is 2,859,077 bytes (50% of all occurrences) or 2,875,461 bytes. The software starts when Windows starts (see Registry key: Run). The softinfo.exe file is not a Windows core file. Softinfo.exe is able to record keyboard and mouse inputs, monitor applications and manipulate other programs.
Important: Some malware camouflages itself as softinfo.exe. Therefore, you should check the softinfo.exe process on your PC to see if it is a threat. We recommend Security Task Manager for verifying your computer's security. This was one of the Top Download Picks of The Washington Post and PC World.
A clean and tidy computer is the key requirement for avoiding problems with softinfo. This means running a scan for malware, cleaning your hard drive using 1cleanmgr and 2sfc /scannow, 3uninstalling programs that you no longer need, checking for Autostart programs (using 4msconfig) and enabling Windows' 5Automatic Update. Always remember to perform periodic backups, or at least to set restore points.
Should you experience an actual problem, try to recall the last thing you did, or the last thing you installed before the problem appeared for the first time. Use the 6resmon command to identify the processes that are causing your problem. Even for serious problems, rather than reinstalling Windows, you are better off repairing of your installation or, for Windows 8 and later versions, executing the 7DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth command. This allows you to repair the operating system without losing data.
To help you analyze the softinfo.exe process on your computer, the following programs have proven to be helpful: ASecurity Task Manager displays all running Windows tasks, including embedded hidden processes, such as keyboard and browser monitoring or Autostart entries. A unique security risk rating indicates the likelihood of the process being potential spyware, malware or a Trojan. BMalwarebytes Anti-Malware detects and removes sleeping spyware, adware, Trojans, keyloggers, malware and trackers from your hard drive.