CelebSauce is a browser extension developed by Mindspark Interactive Network. The extension installs the CelebSauce toolbar, which enables computer users to access the latest information concerning various celebrities. The CelebSauce toolbar contains links to ew.com (Entertainment Weekly), people.com, perezhilton.com, and some other websites. The extension is compatible with Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox. You can find this extension at celebsauce.com, but if you are going to install it, keep in mind that it is powered by the Ask search engine. When you launch the installer, you are asked to change the settings of the browsers, which is why you should always pay close attention to the information that you are provided with by installation wizards. CelebSauce can change the home page and the default search provider to home.tb.ask.com, and, if you already know how the search engine looks like and want to remove it, go down to the last section to find out how to remove the CelebSauce toolbar.
In order to collect information on how you interact with the toolbar, browser cookies are used. Once you install the toolbar, your preferences, including search terms and clicks are recorded. Moreover, the toolbar records you browser type, default language settings, IP address, browsing history and some other non-personally identifiable information. Third parties or services providers related to the CelebSauce toolbar may also monitor your online behavior and use the data collected for a variety of purposes, including marketing and advertising. If you do not want to risk, i.e., you want to prevent the browser extension from obtaining personally identifiable information, you should remove CelebSauce and fix your browsers.
You should also be cautious when using home.tb.ask.com, because the search engine displays search-based sponsored links in addition to regular search hits. The search engine is not liable for the content of the websites to which you are taken. Due to the fact that the sponsored links are displayed at the top of the page, you are bound to click links that at the top of the page. There are many unreliable websites, and they can be promoted by numerous search engines, including Ask.
In case you have already tried the CelebSauce toolbar and the search engine but find it useless, do not delay the removal of the extension. Below you will find our step-by-step removal guide which should help you uninstall the toolbar; however, we recommend that you rely on a powerful spyware removal tool. Our team recommends using SpyHunter, because this spyware and malware prevention program can remove the toolbar and shield the system from numerous infections, including Trojan horses, rootkits, adware programs, ransomware infections, and browser hijackers.
Windows Vista and Windows 7
Having restored the former settings of the browsers, you should install a reputable scanner. Click the button below to install a free scanner, which will easily detect unreliable files if any are present on your PC