What is Barousel

Barousel is a malicious software, often referred to as malware, that can cause significant harm to a computer system. It is capable of displaying ads, causing redirects, and collecting private information. It can also install additional coin miner applications on your PC, which can lead to system overheating and other performance issues. Barousel is a brutal malware capable of destroying a perfectly healthy computer in a very short time. It can infect all the systems running on the same network and launch a brutal attack on the compromised machine. This Trojan virus can also spread other dangerous threats like Ransomware and Remote Access Trojan viruses without the user’s permission or consent. Barousel can collect sensitive information like your passwords or credit card details, which is a major privacy invasion. It can also create backdoors, allowing other malicious software to enter your system. If your system is infected by Barousel, repercussions could be severe if it does not get removed on time. It’s recommended to run a full system scan using a reputable antivirus program, quarantine or remove the Barousel virus and any other detected threats.

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How Barousel infects computers

Barousel typically spreads through rogue installers, which can also bundle it with adware, browser hijackers, or other unwanted software. It can also be spread through bundled freeware, cracked software, drive-by downloads, junk emails, suspicious links, porn or torrent websites, and peer-to-peer file sharing. Once installed, Barousel can execute scripts to perform downloads or installations without user consent. It can also install additional malware applications, making it a significant threat to your computer’s security

  1. Download Barousel Removal Tool
  2. Remove Barousel from Control Panel and Applications
  3. Remove Barousel extensions from browsers
  4. Reset browser search and homepage settings
  5. Alternative way to remove Barousel search redirects
  6. Clean browser shortcuts from Barousel
  7. How to protect from threats like Barousel

Download Removal Tool for Windows

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To remove Barousel completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter 5. It detects and removes all files, folders, and registry keys of Barousel and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars. The trial version of SpyHunter 5 offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Download Removal Tool for Mac

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To remove Barousel completely, we recommend you to use SpyHunter for Mac. It can help you remove files, folders, and registry keys of Barousel and uninstall hijackers, toolbars, and unwanted add-ons from the Safari browser. The trial version of SpyHunter for Mac offers virus scan and 1-time removal for FREE.

Remove Barousel manually for free

Here is a manual step-by-step tutorial for full Barousel removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of the Barousel an installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions.

Note: Barousel can be installed as Google Chrome extension as Administrator (you may see Installed by enterprise policy or Your browser is managed by your organization inscription near it), and this will not allow removal. Therefore, before starting removal process, perform these actions:

  1. Start the Command Prompt by clicking the Start menu button and typing command prompt (or just searching for “command prompt” in Windows 10 search field). Right click on the Command Prompt result and choose Run as Administrator.
  2. start command prompt as administrator

  3. Type in and execute the following commands:


    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicyUsers"
    rd /S /Q "%WinDir%\System32\GroupPolicy"
    gpupdate /force

  4. update group policy in windows

Remove Barousel from Control Panel or Applications

To start removing Barousel you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Barousel”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use IObit Uninstaller to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10, Windows 11, or Mac.

Remove Barousel from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Barousel-related or other suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Barousel from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Barousel-related or other suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove Barousel from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Barousel-related or other suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove Barousel from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Barousel from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Barousel-related or other suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate Barousel-related or other suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Remove Barousel from Windows 11:

  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the Apps tab on the left side.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Barousel-related or other recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on 3-dots icon near it and then click Uninstall button near it.
  6. Depending on the type of application (Windows Store app or classic Win32 app) it will be removed immediately or you will need to confirm the action and go through standard uninstall procedure.
  7. Remove Barousel from Mac:

    1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
    2. Barousel might have an Uninstaller.
    3. Otherwise, drag Barousel from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
    4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

    Cannot uninstall Barousel in Windows

    In some cases, Barousel won’t uninstall and gives you the message, that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Barousel. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the Barousel folder and files. This happens because the process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes or uninstall Barousel in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

    1. Reboot your computer.
    2. While it starts booting press F8 button.
    3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
    4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
    5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Barousel or other suspicious program

    >> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

    Cannot uninstall Barousel in MacOS

    If you can’t uninstall Barousel using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Barousel. Follow instructions below:

    1. Download free AppCleaner.
    2. Drag Barousel from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
    3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Barousel.
    4. Click Delete button.

    Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

    Uninstalling Barousel from Control Panel or Applications often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has a browser extension and it may still be active in Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Barousel extension from your browsers manually.

    Google Chrome:

    1. Start Google Chrome browser
    2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions.
    3. Find Barousel extension.
    4. Click the Remove button to remove them.
    5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

    Mozilla Firefox:

    1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
    2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
    3. Find Barousel extension.
    4. Click three-dots icon near it and choose Remove in the menu.
    5. In opened dialog window click Remove button to confirm the action.
    6. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

    Safari:

    1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
    2. Click Extensions tab.
    3. Find Barousel extension.
    4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

    Microsoft Edge:

    1. Start Microsoft Edge browser.
    2. In address box type (or copy-paste) edge://extensions.
    3. Find Barousel extension.
    4. Click Remove link under the name of extension.
    5. In opened dialog window click Remove button to confirm the action.
    6. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

    Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

    Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Barousel from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling program from Control Panel. To disable Barousel, please, do the following:

    1. Open Internet Explorer.
    2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
    3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
    4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
    5. Click Disable Barousel or other suspicious extensions.
    6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

    Opera Browser:

    Generally, Barousel does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

    1. Start Opera browser.
    2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
    3. Find Barousel or other suspicious extensions.
    4. Click Uninstall button.
    5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

    Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

    Barousel installs a search engine, that hijacks your browsers. Here is the instruction to reset your browser’s homepage, new tab, and search engine to default values.

    Google Chrome:

    1. Start Google Chrome browser
    2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings.
    3. On the left panel expand Advanced options.
    4. Choose Reset and clean up.
    5. Click on Restore settings to their original defaults link and confirm by clicking Reset button.

    Mozilla Firefox:

    1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
    2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
    3. Click Refresh Firefox… button.
    4. Click Refresh Firefox button in opened dialog window to confirm.

    Reset Safari:

    1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
    2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
    3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
    4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
    5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
    6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
    7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
    8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
    9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

    Microsoft Edge:

    1. Start Microsoft Edge browser
    2. Click on 3-dots icon in the top-right corner and choose Settings.
    3. On the left panel find and click Reset settings option.
    4. Click on Restore settings to their default values link and confirm by clicking Reset button.

    Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

    1. Start Internet Explorer.
    2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
    3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
    4. Click Advanced tab.
    5. Click Reset button.
    6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

    Opera Browser:

    1. Start Opera browser and click on Opera icon in the top-left corner.
    2. Choose Settings and click Advanced on the left side and choose Browser.
    3. Scroll down to the very bottom and click on Restore settings to their original defaults link.
    4. Confirm by clicking Reset button.

    How to block ads and pop-ups, promoting Barousel

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    Barousel, in most cases, is promoted by ads and pop-ups on doubtful websites. These sites can redirect users’ browsers to CumulusFractus ads, generating advertising revenue for the attackers. The malware is often offered through these ads, leaving users puzzled about the origin of the software. In some cases, users may unknowingly install the Barousel extension, which then injects advertisements into the websites they visit and redirects their search queries. Additionally, the malware can be distributed through other channels such as peer-to-peer file-sharing networks, misleading ads, and compromised or shady websites that trigger automatic downloads To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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    How to protect from threats, like Barousel, in future

    Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs like Barousel may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of the anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-virus programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats like Barousel.

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