How To Get Rid Of Barracuda Web Filter? (Step-by-Step Methods)

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Barracuda Network is known worldwide for security, application delivery, and protection solutions. The Barracuda web filter, a feature of the Barracuda network, is used for the user’s network’s web activity. It’s a great feature without any doubt but sometimes it becomes annoyable.

This web filter feature basically uses to keep the internet user from navigating the unwanted site, overall, it’s a safeguard for internet browsing. But sometimes, you may need to navigate to some third-party website for your need and the Barracuda web filter won’t allow you to do that.

Are you thinking about how to get rid of this Barracuda Web filter? It’s a simple and easy task to do. Today we’re here with the steps of how to remove the Barracuda Web filter and also provided some bypass techniques. So, let’s begin then.

How To Get Rid Of Barracuda Web Filter

Methods to Get Rid Of Barracuda Web Filter?

A web filter is such a great thing for security purposes but if you’re willing to get rid of it then you’ll need to uninstall the Barracuda Web Security Agent.

Method 1: Uninstall Barracuda Web Security Agent from the Administrative Tool

If you are willing to remove the security agent permanently then you will need to uninstall it from the group policy management. Here are the steps that you will require for uninstalling –

Step 1: Navigate into the Administrative Tool

You can use any of between Administrative Tools to uninstall the Barracuda Web Security Agent.

Press the Windows key and type Windows Administrative Tools and click on Windows Administrative Tools.

Step 2: Navigate into Group Policy Management

Next, locate the Group Policy management and navigate into it. Now, first, click on your domain and select the container and Group Policy Object (GPO) from there.

NOTE: If you don’t find Group Policy Management in the Administrative Tool list, then you will need to install it. Basically, it’s an extra feature of Windows. To install it, press the Windows key and type Manage optional feature. Now, Add Features > type Group policy management in the search box > Install.

Step 3: Open the Software List

Next, right-click and click on Edit to open the Group Policy Object edit menu. Now, follow this sequence to open the software list and double-click on them, Computer Configuration > Policies > Software installation.

Step 4: Uninstall the Barracuda Web Security Agent

Now, find out the Barracuda Web Security Agent software, right-click on it and click on Remove. Click on Immediately uninstall the software from users and computers. Lastly, click on OK.

Method 2: Uninstall Barracuda Web Security Agent by Using Command Prompt

If you’re facing issues removing the Barracuda Web Security Agent software by using method 1, then you can use the command prompt as an alternative way. Follow the procedures below.

  • Press the Windows Key and type cmd.
  • Now right-click on the Command prompt from the search result and run it as Administrator.
  • Type this command if you are using version 5.x, msiexec /lvmo uninstall.log /x {03C67732-48A5-42CD-84EB-258689369F36} /qb-
  • Type this command if you are using version 6.x, msiexec /lvmo uninstall.log /x {8F6560CD-2518-4133-B338-ECF0B4D95AEF} /qb-
  • Press Enter and Barracuda Web Security Agent will uninstall.

How to Bypass Barracuda Web Filter?

If you’re willing to keep using a restricted website while keeping the Barracuda Web Filter, then you can bypass the web filter and complete your work. But in general, it doesn’t stay long because once the Barracuda Web filter detects them, they block that immediately.

Follow the steps below to bypass.

  • Step 1: First, search for the Proxy Mailing list. These sites send different proxy websites per week. But if the web filter detects it, it won’t work from then.
  • Step 2: Don’t type only the Domain name for searching as barracuda only block the domain name, but if you type the whole URL, you’re good to go then.
  • Step 3: Check the website at different times as the web filter is configured for a particular time of the day.

There is another way to bypass the Web filter. You can use your email to bypass the website. Basically, Barracuda sends a daily email about the filter it has done. You can use that to bypass the website. Follow the steps below to bypass it.

  • Step 1: Open the email which Barracuda has sent and click on “To Manage Your Preference, Click Here”. Next, click on Preferences and Quarantine.
  • Step 2: Now, navigate into the Spam Settings tab and select No and click on Save Changes to save.
  • Step 3: Next, navigate into the Virus Checking section and click on No. Then click on Off, you can find it under the Barracuda Real-Time Protection and click on Save Changes.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How do I shut down the Barracuda Web firewall?

To shut down the Barracuda Web Firewall, go to BASIC > Administration > Shutdown-Shuts down and powers OFF the Barracuda Link Balancer.

How do I block a website on Barracuda Web Filter?

Follow this sequence to block a website. Barracuda > Block/Accept > Exceptions page > Create an exception > Allow for the Action > Choose the actual group for AppliesTo > URL patterns > Configure the other rules of Exception > Add

Why is my email being blocked by Barracuda?

Because the provider who is sending you emails, their IP address is blocked in the Barracuda. Check with the IP block list and fix it.


A web filter is a great feature of the Barracuda Web Security Agent as it can provide you a safe web browsing. Also, it’s a great thing for parenting as parents can keep safe their child from unwanted sites. But if you’re not interested then you can remove it and use the internet freely

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