SecretSauce

SecretSauce has a name that speaks for itself. As one can probably tell, this is a potentially unwanted application that might be related to a variety of computer security issues, even though this program is not a malicious computer infection. It is just that SecretSauce resorts to using various material generated by unreliable third parties, which is why one should stay away from anything provided by SecretSauce. If you are an avid online shopper you may keep the application for advertising purposes, but computer security specialists in general strongly recommend removing the extension from your computer and your browser.

The main problem with SecretSauce is that it often displays pop-up advertisements and other type of commercial content every time you browse popular shopping websites, such as ebay.com or amazon.com. The pop-up ads may look annoying, but the potential threat lies in the fact that SecretSauce makes use of third party advertising networks to provide you with this content, and it is very common for such adware applications NOT to review the content they display. Hence, if you click the ads provided by SecretSauce, you are clicking them at your own risk.

Judging from the official website which can be accessed at secretsauce.biz, the application is directly related to Xaven, LemurLeap, WonderBrowse and other similar adware applications that function like browser extensions. Secret Sauce is presented as a useful tool that can improve your browser functionality, especially as it is compatible with Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome and Internet Explorer. SecretSauce also comes with such tools as Compare, Deals, Inline, Related, Review and Search – all of which should help you save money on your purchases, and help you get something at an optimal price.

However, despite the fact that SecretSauce has an official website, currently the download is unavailable, and the application is usually installed bundled with other freeware. For example, it is known to come bundled with Mobogenie and/or Torn TV free software. When this application comes with another software, you can choose whether you want to install it or not during the installation process, but a lot of users simply go through it automatically and do not even realize that they can choose the Custom installation instead of Express.

It has already been mentioned that SecretSauce is merely a potentially unwanted program, but if you are security-minded you will want this application off your PC. The extension can change your Google search settings by providing you with extensive commercial advertisements that only push you away from the search results that you need. Therefore, to have a complete control of computer and your browser, you should seriously consider uninstalling SecretSauce.

How to remove SecretSauce

Windows 8

  1. Move mouse cursor across your screen to the bottom right corner.
  2. When Charm bar appears, click Settings and select Control Panel.
  3. Open Uninstall a program and remove Secret Sauce.

Windows Vista & Windows 7

  1. Open Start menu and click Control Panel.
  2. Go to Uninstall a program and remove Secret Sauce.

Windows XP

  1. Open Start menu and go to Control Panel.
  2. Select Add or remove programs and uninstall Secret Sauce.

After manual removal you should scan the PC with SpyHunter free scanner, because as SecretSauce is often installed with freeware, there might be other unwanted applications on your computer, and you should remove them as well. If you need any further assistance with SecretSauce’s removal, do not hesitate to contact us.

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Danger level 6
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Annoying Pop-up's

How to manually remove SecretSauce

Files associated with SecretSauce infection:

SecretSaucebho.dll
{345422e3-72fa-447a-9550-97803edfacf3}Gw64.sys
updateSecretSauce.exe
Setup.exe
tStLib.sys

SecretSauce DLL's to remove:

SecretSaucebho.dll

SecretSauce processes to kill:

Setup.exe
updateSecretSauce.exe
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