How to remove Celebrity Alert adware from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox and Internet Explorer

Celebrity Alert is a freeware browser extension that provides users with the latest gossip on celebrities from around the world, so you can follow your preferred celebs. However, the program is ad-supported and it is clearly stated on the official website of Celebrity Alert. If Twitter, Facebook and Instagram is not enough for you to follow your favorite celebs, we do not recommend to use Celebrity Alert for several security reasons. Most of the PC experts consider Celebrity Alert as an adware. If you have already downloaded Celebrity Alert program on your computer, we recommend to remove it immediately to avoid further issues.

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As soon as Celebrity Alert is installed on your computer it starts to work and doesn’t require any restart. You will immediately notice that your default home page and search engine are changed, also some additional toolbars may appear within your browser. After that, all of the search results that user obtains will be irrelevant and full of pop-up ads, in text links, banners and other advertisements that will redirect user to sponsored websites. The most dangerous part about those redirects is that they can redirect user to some malicious website with some javascripts that will be automatically executed once user visits the website. It can lead into various infections with spyware, adware and malware. Celebrity Alert is also able to track user’s internet activity including browsing history, search queries, cookies and other personal data. All of that will be transferred to the third parties to study user’s habits and provide targeted ads. Also, some users may lose their e-mail and social network accounts or even worse, banking accounts. There were cases when users reported to be involved into identity theft crimes and credit card frauds that happened after getting infected with adware.

Most of the times Celebrity Alert infecting users by being installed along with a freeware program downloaded from questionable websites. This method is notorious among the adware and malware developers and called bundling. To avoid infection through this method users should read EULA carefully and always opt for custom or advanced installation. It will allow you to see the content of the bundle and select necessary programs or deselect potentially unwanted software.

To completely get rid of Celebrity Alert adware we recommend to follow our comprehensive step-by-step removal instruction provided below. After executing all of the steps in the correct order we strongly recommend to download automatic removal tool and scan your whole system for threats. With user-friendly interface you will be able to scan your computer and clean it from adware, hijackers, spyware or any other kind of malware.

Celebrity Alert Removal Instruction

Automatic Removal for Celebrity Alert

Symptoms of Celebrity Alert infection on your computer can be: computer crashes, unusual homepage or search engine on your browser, unwanted pop-up ads and advertising banners. We recommend to download our automatic removal tool. This removal tool has been tested for Celebrity Alert threat removal and it is easy to use.

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Manual Removal Instruction for Celebrity Alert

Step 1
UNINSTALL CELEBRITY ALERT AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Windows XP / Vista / 7
  • Click on the Start button in the left lower corner and select → Control Panel. After that find the Programs and Features (if you are running Windows XP , then click on Add/Remove Programs).
    Celebrity Alert remove from Windows - step 1.1
Windows 8/8.1/10
  • If you are running Windows 8 or Windows 10 operating system , then right-click on the Start which is in the lower left corner of the screen. After that select Control Panel and go to Programs/Uninstall a Program.
    Celebrity Alert remove from Windows - step 1.2
Uninstall Celebrity Alert and related programs
  • In the list of installed programs find the Celebrity Alert or any other recently installed suspicious programs.
  • Click on them to select and then click on Uninstall button to remove them.
    Celebrity Alert remove from Windows - step 1.3
Step 2
REMOVE CELEBRITY ALERT FROM YOUR WEB BROWSERS
  • Step 3
Remove suspicious add-ons
  • Open Internet Explorer, click on the Gear icon (IE menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Manage Add-ons.
    Remove Celebrity Alert from Internet Explorer - Step 2.1
  • You will see a Manage Add-ons window. Now, find the Celebrity Alert and other suspicious add-ons. Disable them by right clicking and selecting Disable:
    Remove Celebrity Alert from Internet Explorer - Step 2.2
How to change your homepage if it was modified by browser hijacker:
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) on the upper right corner of the browser and select Internet Options.
  • On General tab remove unwanted URL and enter your desired domain name such as google.com. Click Apply to save changes.
    Remove Celebrity Alert from Internet Explorer - Step 2.3
Resetting Internet Explorer browser
  • Click on the gear icon (menu) again and chose Internet options. Go to Advanced tab.
  • Now click on Reset button, the new window should appear. Select the Delete Personal settings option and click on Reset button again. Now you have deteled Celebrity Alert completely.
  • Remove Celebrity Alert from Internet Explorer - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Mozilla Firefox, click on the menu icon which is located in the top right corner. Now select Add-ons and go to Extensions.
  • Remove Celebrity Alert from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.1
  • Now you can see the list of extensions installed within Mozilla Firefox, simply select Celebrity Alert and other suspicious extensions and click on remove button to delete them.
  • Remove Celebrity Alert from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.2
Resetting Mozilla Firefox
  • Click on the Firefox menu icon which is on the upper left corner of the browser and click on the question mark. Now, choose Troubleshooting Information option.
  • Remove Celebrity Alert from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.3
  • New windows will pop-up where you can see Refresh Firefox to its default state message and Refresh Firefox button. Click this button to remove Celebrity Alert completely.
  • Remove Celebrity Alert from Mozilla Firefox - Step 2.4
Remove suspicious extensions
  • Open Google Chrome, click on the menu icon in the upper right corner and select More Tools and then select Extensions.
  • Remove Celebrity Alert from Google Chrome - Step 2.1
  • Now, find the Celebrity Alert and other unwanted extensions and click on trash icon to delete them completely.
  • Remove Celebrity Alert from Google Chrome - Step 2.2
  • Click on menu icon once again and select Settings and then Manage Search engines it will be right under the Search section.
  • Remove Celebrity Alert from Google Chrome - Step 2.3
  • Now you will see all of the Search Engines installed in your browser. Remove any suspicious search engines. We advise you to leave only Google or your preferred domain name.
  • Remove Celebrity Alert from Google Chrome - Step 2.4
Resetting Google Chrome
  • Click on menu icon which is on the top right corner of your Google Chrome browser. Now select Settings. Click Show Advanced Settings...
  • Scroll down to the end of the page and find there Reset settings and click on it.
  • Remove Celebrity Alert from Google Chrome - Step 2.5
  • New window will pop-up where you click on Reset button to confirm the action and remove Celebrity Alert completely.
  • Remove Celebrity Alert from Google Chrome - Step 2.6
Step 3
FINAL CELEBRITY ALERT REMOVAL PROCEDURE

After performing all of the steps above you should have all of your web browsers clean of the CELEBRITY ALERT and other suspicious add-ons and extensions. However to complete the removal procedure we strongly advise to scan your computer with antivirus and anti-malware tools like SpyHunter, HitmanPro 32-bit, HitmanPro 64-bit or Malwarebytes Anti-Malware. Those programs might help to you find registry entries of malware and remove them safely.

Information added: 01/24/2016 04:43 PM;