Do you know what SecretSauce is?
SecretSauce is a browser extension classified as adware. It may also be called a potentially unwanted program, because of various security issues it might be associated with. Although SecretSauce can be used in a perfectly legitimate way, any user who cares more about his/her computer security should be aware of what the application might do and how it handles information it collects. In case you do not want to have the extension on your computer you can always remove SecretSauce via Control Panel.
The reason why SecretSauce has been developed is obviously money. However, unlike rogue antispyware applications or ransomware programs that make it outright obvious that they want to rip you off, such applications as SecretSauce merely generate profit via pay-per-click systems. Hence, if you click an advertisements generated by SecretSauce, you will help the people behind it make some money. It is not illegal, but the content you are exposed to via this scheme could be highly questionable. In order words, you should always be cautious about what you click on and where it takes you.
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If you have encountered secretsauce.biz website before, then you probably understand that it is the main home page for SecretSauce. Its design allows us to make an assumption that SecretSauce has been created and developed by the same team as WonderBrowse, Xaven, LemurLeap and other similar applications. Thus, it is of no surprise that you cannot download the application from its homepage – that is the common glitch with these adware programs. Instead of that, SecretSauce is distributed bundled with such freeware applications as TornTV and Mobogenie. So if you download any of these apps from third party websites, it is very likely that during the installation you would get SecretSauce installed on your PC as well.
To tell you the truth, SecretSauce is more annoying than dangerous, considering all the pop-up ads it displays. However, it may also modify Google search results by displaying an extensive list of sponsored links right above your search results, thus urging you to click them. Our main concern is that some of the links and the pop-up ads could be embedded with potentially malicious content. Just like any other adware or potentially unwanted application, SecretSauce does not review the content it embeds into its ads. Hence, if the application gets exploited by a malicious third party, sooner or later you could get infected with malware.
Malware infection is not a definite outcome, but you should not take your chances. Open Control Panel and uninstall SecretSauce along with all the other related applications. Also, to make sure that your computer is absolutely free of potentially dangerous applications, scan it with SpyHunter free scanner. Afterwards, acquire a computer security tool if need be.
Manual SecretSauce Removal
- Move mouse cursor across the desktop to the bottom right corner of the screen.
- Click Settings on Charm bar and go to Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program and remove Secret Sauce.
Windows Vista & Windows 7
- Open Start Menu and click Control Panel.
- Go to Uninstall a program and remove Secret Sauce.
- Open Start menu and go to Control Panel.
- Click Add or remove programs and uninstall Secret Sauce.
In non-techie terms:
SecretSauce is an adware application that displays various pop-ups after having been installed on your browser. It might collect information which you would not want to share with unknown third parties, so it is highly recommended to remove SecretSauce from the PC.
Aliases: Secret Sauce.