I wrote this article to help you remove Ready Steady Fly Virus. This Ready Steady Fly Virus removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.
Ready Steady Fly is a search platform specializing in travels. The domain is registered to the URL address readysteadyfly.com. The website itself features a search field and a form for planning trips. There is an orange button located at the top right corner of the page. You can plan, save, and update your trips. Ready Steady Fly will host your electronic list. You can add destinations and list the date and time of departure. If the moment of departure is not familiar yet, you can mark it as that and go back to include it later on. The platform also functions as a search engine with simple functions. The website’s background goes with the theme. A random picturesque photograph is loaded on each visit.
The good presentation is a cover-up for the domain’s true purpose. Ready Steady Fly is a pawn of a browser hijacker. The covert program can affect most browsing clients, including Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge, Apple Safari, and Opera. Once inside your system, it will append unauthorized changes to your DNS settings and start interfering with your search activity. The rogue program can edit the search results by inserting sponsored websites amid the pages which genuinely match the entered queries. This is all done with a purpose. The hijacker has been developed to raise proceeds. It fulfills its purpose in a couple of ways. The main monetizing instrument is advertising.
The creators of Ready Steady Fly get paid to support third party websites. Adding them to the search results is an approach specific for the field of web space promotion. However, it is misleading and it happens without authorization. For this reason, it has been flagged as an illegal practice. The second method is more traditional and straightforward. Ready Steady Fly displays advertisements on users’ screens. The ads will appear in various shapes and formats, including banners, coupon boxes, in-text links, freebies, rebates, contextual, interstitial, floating, transitional, inline, and full-screen windows. They will show you bargain deals for a wide array of consumer goods, such as clothes, accessories, technological devices, furniture, decorations, gardening equipment, sports gear, toys, and others.
Some of the proposed deals may intrigue you, but you should keep in mind that Ready Steady Fly is not a shopping assistant. It does not select the offers it brings to the end user. The hijacker is only a mediator for third party content. The ads contain redirect links, leading to sponsored platforms. The problem is not in the activity of conducting promotional campaigns. This is perfectly legal. It is the security risk which raises an issue. There is no guarantee that the linked websites are safe. They may contain malware. The other security risk stems from the second monetizing technique Ready Steady Fly has adopted. The furtive tool collects information from people’s browsing sessions. It records all details users enter into their web browser, packs it into catalogs, and sells it on darknet markets.
If you do not recollect visiting the official website of Ready Steady Fly, you are probably wondering how come your computer is infected with the hijacker. There is a reasonable explanation. The shady tool is not spread through the domain. It is distributed via dark patterns. In most cases, the transfer is done with the help of freeware, shareware, and pirated utilities. The hijacker is packed into a merged executable and installed together with the other program. You may not realize that you are installing two programs at the same time. The hijacker will not run its own setup wizard or open a dialog box. Instead, it will be listed as part of the terms and conditions of the download client. This is why it is imperative to read the end user license agreement (EULA) of the tools you add to your computer.
Another possible scenario is that you have opened an attachment from a spam email. The payload of Ready Steady Fly can be executed with the help of a macro or a script. The latter will be packed with the attached file. The sender will try to make you believe that you have been sent a document on an important matter. He can write on behalf of an existing entity to convince you. To check whether an email is reliable, look up the contact information. You should also be careful with your web sources because corrupted websites are capable of starting the transfer of hosted software when entered. This process is called a drive-by installation.
Ready Steady Fly Virus Removal
Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you know how to do this, skip the instructions below and proceed to Step 2. If you do not know how to do it, here is how to reboot in Safe mode:
For Windows 98, XP, Millenium and 7:
Reboot your computer. When the first screen of information appears, start repeatedly pressing F8 key. Then choose Safe Mode With Networking from the options.
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.
Check the Safe Boot option and click OK. Click Restart when asked.
For Windows 10
Open the Start menu and click or tap on the Power button.
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
Please, follow the steps precisely to remove Ready Steady Fly Virus from the browser:
Remove From Mozilla Firefox:
Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
Look for suspicious or unknown extensions, remove them all.
Remove From Chrome:
Open Chrome, click chrome menu icon at the top-right corner —>More Tools —> Extensions. There, identify the malware and select chrome-trash-icon(Remove).
Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.
Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.
Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.
Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.
Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.
Look carefully at the file names and descriptions of the running processes. If you find any suspicious one, search on Google for its name, or contact me directly to identify it. If you find a malware process, right-click on it and choose End task.
Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.
Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.
Still can not remove Ready Steady Fly Virus from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.