What is DealBarium?
The DealBarium bogus browser plug-in claims to save time and money while shopping online - "We cover hundreds of millions of products from dozens of online merchants. simply go to your favorite online store, search for your desired product and Deal Barium will locate a better deal for you."
Some users may find this functionality legitimate and useful, however, DealBarium is categorized as adware and a potentially unwanted program (PUP). There are two main reasons for these negative associations. Firstly, Deal Barium usually installs without users' permission. Secondly, it displays intrusive online advertisements and tracks users' Internet browsing activity.
DealBarium displays many ads including banners, coupons, price comparison, etc. This is achieved by employing a virtual layer that allows placement of any graphical content on websites visited. Note that this content does not originate from the visited site.
Some ads are opened in new browser tabs or windows. When clicked, most redirect to e-commerce websites such as online stores, however, some may redirect users to untrusted websites - this situation can lead to further computer infections. Ads of this type diminish the Internet browsing experience by concealing underlying content.
Furthermore, DealBarium tracks various software and hardware Internet browsing-related information including IP addresses (to determine geographic locations), websites visited, search queries entered into the search engines, pages viewed, and so on.
This data may contain personally identifiable information that is later shared with third parties and be misused, thereby causing serious privacy issues or even identity theft. Deal Barium is a potential threat to your privacy and Internet browsing safety - we strongly recommend that you uninstall this PUP immediately.
The Company may collect certain information about your web usage and sites you have visited, which may be shared with third parties and used for advertising.
There are hundreds of PUPs similar to DealBarium including Linkey Deals, Great Find, and PriceChoper (just some examples of PUPs offering identical features). Claims to enhance the Internet browsing experience are merely attempts to trick users to install.
Neither Deal Barium, nor any of this other adware, provides any real value. The purpose of these applications is to generate revenue for the developers by displaying advertisements and collecting personally identifiable information.
How did DealBarium install on my computer?
The developers of DealBarium (Deal Barium Ltd) adware employ a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' (stealth installation of third party apps together with regular software) to install this rogue app without users' consent. Since many users do not pay enough attention when downloading and installing software, bundling is an extremely effective method.
Users often rush the download and installation processes and skip most of the steps without realizing that rogue applications such as Deal Barium are hidden within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings. In doing so, users inadvertently install bogus apps.
The developers are concerned only with the amount of revenue generated (which relies on the volume of distributed adware), and therefore, they do not properly disclose installations.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Installation of rogue applications can be avoided by closely analyzing each step of the free software download procedure and ensuring that only the chosen software is downloaded. Furthermore, all programs should be installed using the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options - this will reveal any bundled applications listed for installation and allow you to cancel them.
Deceptive free software installer used in DealBarium adware distribution:
Dealbarium adware generating intrusive online ads (marked as 'Ads by dealbarium'):
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- What is DealBarium?
- STEP 1. Uninstall DealBarium application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove DealBarium adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove DealBarium ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by DealBarium' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove DealBarium ads from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
DealBarium adware removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
macOS (OSX) users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window, look for "DealBarium", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted program that causes Deal Barium ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove DealBarium adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for "DealBarium", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the dealbarium adware, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "DealBarium", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the dealbarium adware, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "DealBarium".
Computer users who have problems with dealbarium adware removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the dealbarium adware, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
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