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What percent of users and experts removed it?
80% remove it20% keep it
Overall Sentiment
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How common is it?
United States Rank #42,229
Reach 0.0007%
Lifespan of installation (until removal)
< 1.74 days
51.45 days >
Average installed length: 27.03 days


2.7.79 10.00%
2.7.61 40.00%
2.7.59 20.00%
2.7.55 10.00%
2.7.50 20.00%

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Celebrity Alert

What is Celebrity Alert?

While being billed as "a free application that provides the latest gossip on celebs from around the world", Celebrity Alert is and adware application that injects ads in the user's web browser. The software installs itself as an extension or browser helper object (BHO) and will intercept HTML page rendering an display new ads the would otherwise not exist in the web page. Additionally, the installer may bundle additional software such as web browser search toolbars or other forms of adware and PUPs.

About  (from Rational Thought Solutions)

In order to keep Celebrity Alert free, we've partnered with high-quality ad providers and you may see additional ads when Celebrity Alert is installed. We do not allow any really annoying ads, sexual content, or intrusive media; we've only partnered with high-quality ad providers to deliver the best user experience pos...  Read more


The most common release is 2.7.61, with over 98% of all installations currently using this version. Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A majority of users end up uninstalling this less than a week of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 4 files and is usually about 1.37 MB (1,438,729 bytes).
Celebrity Alert has been found to be bundled with 3rd party software. If you have not purposefully installed this, you should be safe uninstalling it.
Find out how to remove Celebrity Alert.

Program detailsProgram details

Help link: www.whatsupcelebrity.com/about.html
Installation folder: C:\ProgramData\celebrityalert
Uninstaller: C:\ProgramData\CelebrityAlert\uninstall.exe /kb=y /ic=1
Warning, the included uninstaller may not work, it is highly recommended to use Reason Core Security.
Estimated size: 1.37 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Celebrity Alert

  • CelebrityAlert.exe - Celebrity Alert (CelebrityAlert)
  • CelebrityAlertService.exe - CelebrityAlert Service
  • Uninstall.exe

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

  • CelebrityAlertService.exe runs as a service named 'CelebrityAlert' (CelebrityAlert).

How do I remove Celebrity Alert?

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Or, you can uninstall Celebrity Alert from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Celebrity Alert, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Celebrity Alert.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 8 40%
Win Vista (SP1) 10%
Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 80%
Keep it 20%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 8 40.00%
Windows 7 30.00%
Windows Vista 30.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 7 Home Premium 20.00%
Windows 8.1 20.00%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 20.00%
Windows 10 Pro 10.00%
Windows 7 Enterprise 10.00%
Windows 8.1 Enterprise 10.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

88.46% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 88.46%
  Australia 3.85%
  Canada 3.85%
  United Kingdom 3.85%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Toshiba 22.22%
Dell 22.22%
Hewlett-Packard 22.22%
ASUS 11.11%
Lenovo 11.11%
Acer 11.11%
Common models
Dell OptiPlex 780 10.00%
Dell Latitude E5520 10.00%
TOSHIBA Satellite L50-A 10.00%
Gateway DX4822 10.00%
ASUSTeK X401A1 10.00%
Microsoft Corporation Sur... 10.00%


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