Are your web-browser’s homepage, new tab and search engine by default overridden and when you try to open your startpage, you’re automatically redirected to the “You are ready to go” web-site? Then it is a sign that the potentially unwanted application (PUA) from the browser hijacker family get installed on your personal computer. It is a type of malicious software that is developed to modify web browsers settings. To remove the browser hijacker you need to clean your web-browser from any plugins you have recently installed on your machine and perform a scan using a trustworthy antimalware or antivirus program.
Being infected with “You are ready to go” browser hijacker infection you will be forced to use its own search provider. It could seem not to be dangerous, but you still should be very careful, since it may display intrusive and malicious ads designed to force you into buying some questionable programs or products, provide search results which may redirect your browser to some deceptive, misleading or malicious web pages. We suggest that you use only the reliable search engine like Google, Yahoo or Bing.
The “You are ready to go” hijacker is not a virus, but the virus behaves similarly. As a rootkit hides in the system, imposes various changes to certain settings of all your typical browsers, and blocks them from changing. Also this hijacker can install additional internet browser extensions and modules that will show ads and popups. And finally, the “You are ready to go” hijacker can gather a wide variety of confidential data like what web pages you’re opening, what you’re looking for the Net and so on. This information, in the future, can be sold to third parties.
The “You are ready to go” browser hijacker can alter settings of installed browsers, but often that the unwanted software can also infect all types of web browsers by changing their desktop shortcuts. Thus forcing the user to see “You are ready to go” unwanted web-page every time start the web-browser.
So, it’s very important to free your PC system of hijacker as soon as possible. The guidance, which is shown below, will help you to get rid of “You are ready to go” redirect from the Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer and Edge and other internet browsers.
How to remove “You are ready to go” from computer
The following steps will allow you to remove “You are ready to go” start page from the Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge. Moreover, the guidance below will allow you to remove malware such as PUPs, adware and toolbars that your system may be infected. Please do the guide step by step. If you need help or have any questions, then ask for our assistance or type a comment below. Read this manual carefully, bookmark or print it, because you may need to shut down your web-browser or reboot your PC system.
To remove “You are ready to go”, complete the steps below:
- Manual “You are ready to go” search removal
- Removing the “You are ready to go”, check the list of installed programs first
- Clean up the internet browsers shortcuts which have been infected by “You are ready to go”
- Remove “You are ready to go” from Firefox
- Remove “You are ready to go” homepage from Chrome
- Remove “You are ready to go” redirect from IE
- Scan your personal computer and remove “You are ready to go” with free tools
- How to block “You are ready to go”
- Why is my browser redirected to “You are ready to go”?
- Finish words
Manual “You are ready to go” search removal
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually remove “You are ready to go” redirect from the Firefox, Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Edge.
Removing the “You are ready to go”, check the list of installed programs first
It’s of primary importance to first identify and remove all PUPs, adware programs and hijacker infections through ‘Add/Remove Programs’ (Windows XP) or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 10, 8, 7) section of your MS Windows Control Panel.
Windows 10, 8.1, 8
Click the Windows logo, and then click Search . Type ‘Control panel’and press Enter as displayed in the figure below.
When the ‘Control Panel’ opens, click the ‘Uninstall a program’ link under Programs category as displayed on the screen below.
Windows 7, Vista, XP
Open Start menu and select the ‘Control Panel’ at right as displayed in the figure below.
Then go to ‘Add/Remove Programs’ or ‘Uninstall a program’ (MS Windows 7 or Vista) as displayed below.
Carefully browse through the list of installed programs and delete all dubious and unknown applications. We suggest to press ‘Installed programs’ and even sorts all installed software by date. When you’ve found anything questionable that may be the hijacker which cause a redirect to “You are ready to go” web site or other potentially unwanted application (PUA), then choose this application and click ‘Uninstall’ in the upper part of the window. If the questionable application blocked from removal, then run Revo Uninstaller Freeware to completely delete it from your computer.
Clean up the internet browsers shortcuts which have been infected by “You are ready to go”
Important to know, most anti malware programs which are able to get rid of browser hijacker which redirects your internet browser to unwanted “You are ready to go” page, but unable to scan for and recover modified shortcut files. So, you need to fix the desktop shortcuts for your Firefox, Google Chrome, IE and Edge internet browsers manually.
Open the properties of the internet browser shortcut. Right click on the shortcut file of infected internet browser and select the “Properties” option and it will display the properties of the shortcut. Next, choose the “Shortcut” tab and have a look at the Target field as displayed in the figure below.
Normally, if the last word in the Target field is chrome.exe, iexplore.exe, firefox.exe. Be sure to pay attention to the extension, should be “exe”! All shortcuts which have been changed by hijacker which created to redirect your web browser to the “You are ready to go” web-page, usually point to .bat, .cmd or .url files instead of .exe as displayed on the image below
Another variant, an address has been added at the end of the line. In this case the Target field looks like …Application\chrome.exe” http://site.address as displayed on the screen below.
In order to fix the infected shortcut, you need to insert right path to the Target field or remove an address (if it has been added at the end). You can use the following information to fix your shortcuts which have been altered by hijacker that causes internet browsers to open unwanted “You are ready to go” web-site.
|Chrome||C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe|
|Firefox||C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe|
|Microsoft Internet Explorer||C:\Program Files (x86)\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe|
|Opera||C:\Program Files (x86)\Opera\launcher.exe|
Once is finished, click OK to save changes. Repeat the step for all web-browsers which are redirected to the “You are ready to go” intrusive page.
Remove “You are ready to go” from Firefox
The Firefox reset will keep your personal information such as bookmarks, passwords, web form auto-fill data and remove unwanted search engine and homepage like “You are ready to go”, modified preferences, extensions and security settings.
Press the Menu button (looks like three horizontal lines), and click the blue Help icon located at the bottom of the drop down menu like below.
A small menu will appear, press the “Troubleshooting Information”. On this page, click “Refresh Firefox” button as displayed in the following example.
Follow the onscreen procedure to restore your FF web-browser settings to its original state.
Remove “You are ready to go” homepage from Chrome
Use the Reset web-browser tool of the Chrome to reset all its settings like new tab, home page and search provider by default to original defaults. This is a very useful tool to use, in the case of web browser hijacks such as “You are ready to go”.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed addons. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following steps: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Google Chrome main menu again, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as on the image below and press the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, press the “Reset” button.
Remove “You are ready to go” redirect from IE
By resetting Internet Explorer web-browser you return your browser settings to its default state. This is basic when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by browser hijacker such as “You are ready to go”.
First, launch the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as shown in the following example.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then click the Reset button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window as shown in the following example. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to reboot your PC system for the changes to take effect.
Scan your personal computer and remove “You are ready to go” with free tools
In order to completely remove “You are ready to go”, you not only need to remove it from the internet browsers, but also remove all its components in your PC including Windows registry entries. We recommend to download and use free removal tools to automatically free your computer of “You are ready to go” hijacker.
Use Zemana Free to delete hijacker infection
We recommend you to run the Zemana Free which are completely clean your personal computer. Moreover, the tool will help you to delete PUPs, malicious software, toolbars and adware that your computer can be infected too.
Visit the page linked below to download Zemana Free. Save it on your Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
Once the download is finished, close all software and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup as displayed in the following example.
When the installation begins, you will see the “Setup wizard” that will allow you setup Zemana Free on your computer.
Once installation is done, you will see window as displayed below.
Now click the “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker that designed to redirect your internet browser to the “You are ready to go” web site. Depending on your PC, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour. While the Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) is scanning, you can see count of objects it has identified either as being malicious software.
After the scan get finished, you will be displayed the list of all detected items on your computer. Review the results once the tool has done the system scan. If you think an entry should not be quarantined, then uncheck it. Otherwise, simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti Malware will remove hijacker which created to reroute your browser to the “You are ready to go” page.
How to automatically delete “You are ready to go” with Malwarebytes
We recommend using the Malwarebytes Free. You may download and install Malwarebytes to search for and remove “You are ready to go” homepage from your computer. When installed and updated, the free malware remover will automatically scan and detect all threats present on the machine.
Download MalwareBytes by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
Once the downloading process is finished, close all programs and windows on your PC. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup as shown on the screen below.
When the install begins, you’ll see the “Setup wizard” that will help you setup Malwarebytes on your machine.
Once installation is done, you will see window as shown on the image below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button for scanning your PC system for the hijacker that changes internet browser settings to replace your start page, newtab and default search engine with “You are ready to go” web-site. A system scan can take anywhere from 5 to 30 minutes, depending on your machine. While the utility is checking, you can see how many objects and files has already scanned.
After that process is finished, MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) will show a screen that contains a list of malicious software that has been detected. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now delete browser hijacker infection related to “You are ready to go” search and move items to the program’s quarantine. When disinfection is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your system.
The following video explains guidance on how to delete hijacker, ad-supported software and other malicious software with MalwareBytes Free.
Scan your machine and remove “You are ready to go” with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a portable little program which requires no hard setup. The application itself is small in size (only a few Mb). AdwCleaner does not need any drivers and special dlls. It is probably easier to use than any alternative malware removal tools you’ve ever tried. AdwCleaner works on 64 and 32-bit versions of Windows 10, 8, 7 and XP. It proves that little removal tool can be just as effective as the widely known antivirus programs.
- Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of AdwCleaner for Windows. Save it directly to your MS Windows Desktop.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: July 23, 2020
- Select the folder in which you saved it as Desktop, and then press Save.
- After the downloading process is complete, run the AdwCleaner, double-click the adwcleaner_xxx.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the AdwCleaner window, press the “Scan” to perform a system scan for the browser hijacker that causes web-browsers to show undesired “You are ready to go” web-page. This process may take some time, so please be patient. When a malicious software, ad-supported software or PUPs are found, the number of the security threats will change accordingly.
- When AdwCleaner has finished scanning, a list of all threats found is prepared. Review the report and then press “Clean”. If the AdwCleaner will ask you to restart your PC system, click “OK”.
The steps shown in detail in the following video.
How to block “You are ready to go”
We advise to install an ad-blocking program which may stop “You are ready to go” and other unwanted pages. The ad blocker tool like AdGuard is a program that basically removes advertising from the Internet and blocks access to malicious web sites. Moreover, security experts says that using ad-blocker apps is necessary to stay safe when surfing the World Wide Web.
Download AdGuard program on your MS Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
After downloading is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the screen below.
Follow the prompts. After the setup is finished, you will see a window as shown in the figure below.
You can click “Skip” to close the installation program and use the default settings, or press “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
In most cases, the default settings are enough and you do not need to change anything. Each time, when you run your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block pop ups, web pages such “You are ready to go”, as well as other harmful or misleading web-sites. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the AdGuard icon, which is located on your desktop.
Why is my browser redirected to “You are ready to go”?
The “You are ready to go” hijacker and other internet browser’s malicious extensions, can be categorized as potentially unwanted application (PUA) which commonly comes on the machine with other freeware. Most commonly, this undesired application comes without the user’s knowledge. Therefore, many users aren’t even aware that their PC has been hijacked by malware. Please follow the easy rules in order to protect your personal computer from any undesired applications: don’t install any suspicious apps, read the user agreement and choose only the Custom, Manual or Advanced setup option, do not rush to click the Next button. Also, always try to find a review of the program on the Web. Be careful and attentive! If “You are ready to go” startpage has already come into your PC, then you need to check your computer for hijacker and other malicious software. Use our detailed step by step guide which are listed above.
Once you’ve finished the guide shown above, your PC should be free from browser hijacker responsible for redirections to “You are ready to go” and other malware. The Google Chrome, Firefox, Microsoft Edge and IE will no longer open undesired “You are ready to go”. Unfortunately, if the step-by-step instructions does not help you, then you have caught a new hijacker, and then the best way – ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.