The Secret Sauce is a malicious application classified as a nasty adware program that invades the targeted computers secretly, and damage the computer in many ways. Once this virus enters in any system successfully, it always creates corrupt files, and fake registry entries due to which it starts automatically every time you open your system. This type of stubborn adware is designed by the cyber criminals to show commercial advertisement, and tons of pop-up ads on the screen of the infected computer. It switches off the antivirus program and reduces the level of windows firewall to bypass the security arrangements and avoid detection. Besides that, this malicious application modifies the browser settings, DNS settings, and divert all your searches towards unknown websites. You cannot perform normal surfing as long as this dangerous adware is available in the system as it keeps redirecting you towards compromised web pages.

Removal of Secret Sauce

The Secret Sauce is a real threat for the security of your system due to which you have to address this issue seriously. There are reliable automatic tools available through which you can remove this virus in just a few clicks of your mouse. Apart from that, the manual removal method is also available in this regard which is recommended for the advanced level user and described below:-

 

Change the Mode of Operation from Normal to Safe Mode

You have to terminate the normal mode, and boot the system in the safe mode so that you can start the manual removal process. In this regard, you simply have to restart the machine, and hit the F8 key repeatedly while the system is restarted to access the boot options menu. Once the boot options are visible on the screen, select the safe mode option and press the Enter key.
End the Malicious Processes

By remaining in the safe mode, you can access the windows task manager by holding the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys together. Once the task manager window appeared on the screen, click on the Processes tab where you can see the list of processes running in the background. You are required to find and remove the following corrupt processes before closing the task manager:-

  • %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].ex

Remove the Associated Data

Eradicate the following associated files of this nasty adware from the system files folder by using the Delete key:-

  • %Desktopdir%\Secret Sauce.lnk
  • %Programs%\Secret Sauce\Secret Sauce.lnk

Reverse the Modification in the Windows Registry

In the end, you have to find and delete the corrupt entries created by this virus in the windows registry. Click on the start menu, select the Run option, and type “regedit.exe” in the box before pressing “OK” to access the registry editor. Remove the following associated entries of the Secret Sauce adware infection before closing the registry editor:-

  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Secret Sauce\DisplayIcon %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe,0
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Secret Sauce
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Secret Sauce\UninstallString “%AppData%[RANDOM CHARACTERS][RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce\[RANDOM CHARACTERS] %AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Secret Sauce\ShortcutPath “%AppData%\[RANDOM CHARACTERS]\[RANDOM CHARACTERS].exe” -u
  • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall\Secret Sauce\DisplayName Secret Sauce
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