MainReady is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that belongs to the Adware category. What does Adware mean? Adware is an advertising malware. MainReady adware is made just that: present numerous pop-up windows and/or unwanted ads using intrusive and at times dangerous methods. Adware software can also include other forms of malware. It can steal sensitive information from the computer and pass it on to third parties. MainReady adware has also been the basis for hacking to gain access to the Apple Mac.
Does adware steal your confidential information? MainReady adware has the ability to gather marketing-type data about you (your ip address, what is a website you are viewing now, what you are looking for on the Internet, which links you are clicking), which can later transfer to third parties.
|Name||MainReady, Main Ready 1.0 app|
|Type||adware software, potentially unwanted application (PUA), pop up virus, pop ups, popup advertisements|
|Removal||MainReady removal guide|
How does MainReady adware get on your computer
The majority of adware software spreads with freeware or even paid applications that Internet users can easily download online. The installers of such applications, most often, clearly show that they will install optional apps. The option is given to users to block the installation of any bundled software. So, in order to avoid the installation of any adware software: read all disclaimers and install screens very carefully, select only Custom or Advanced setup method and reject all additional software in which you are unsure.
In this blog post we will discuss how can you remove MainReady ads from the Mozilla Firefox, Safari and Chrome manually or with free adware removal utilities compatible with Windows 10 (8, 7 and XP).
How to remove MainReady adware
The following step-by-step guidance will help you to delete MainReady from the Google Chrome, Firefox and Safari. Moreover, the steps below will help you to delete malware, browser hijackers, potentially unwanted applications and toolbars that your MAC 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. Certain of the steps will require you to restart your machine or close this web-page. So, read this guide carefully, then bookmark this page or open it on your smartphone for later reference.
To remove MainReady, execute the steps below:
- Manual MainReady removal
- Automatic Removal of MainReady adware
- How to stay safe online
- Finish words
Manual MainReady removal
Looking for a solution to remove MainReady manually without downloading any programs? Then this section of the post is just for you. Below are some simple steps you can take. Performing these steps requires basic knowledge of browser and Windows setup. If you are not sure that you can follow them, it is better to use free tools listed below that can help you delete MainReady adware software.
Uninstall MainReady related software through the Finder
First method for manual adware software removal is to go into the Finder, then Applications. Take a look at the list of applications on your MAC and see if there are any questionable and unknown apps. If you see any, you need to uninstall them. Of course, before doing so, you can do an Internet search to find details on the application. If it is a potentially unwanted program, adware software or malware, you will likely find information that says so.
Open Finder and click “Applications” similar to the one below.
You will see a list of software installed on your MAC. We recommend to pay maximum attention to the program you installed last. Most likely, it is the MainReady adware. If you are in doubt, you can always check the application by doing a search for her name in Google, Yahoo or Bing. When the program which you need to remove is found, simply right click on its name, and choose “Move to Trash”.
Don’t forget, choose Finder, then “Empty Trash”.
Remove MainReady from Chrome
Reset Chrome settings can allow you solve some problems caused by adware and remove MainReady ads from web-browser. This will also disable malicious addons as well as clear cookies and site data. Your saved bookmarks, form auto-fill information and passwords won’t be cleared or changed.
- First start the Google Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three dots).
- It will open the Google Chrome main menu. Choose More Tools, then press Extensions.
- You’ll see the list of installed addons. If the list has the plugin labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy.
- Now open the Chrome menu once again, click the “Settings” menu.
- You will see the Google Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and press “Advanced” link.
- Scroll down again and click the “Reset” button.
- The Google Chrome will show the reset profile settings page as shown on the screen above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this process is complete, your web browser’s search provider by default, new tab and homepage will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the article How to reset Chrome settings to default.
Delete MainReady adware software from Firefox
The Mozilla Firefox reset will remove the unwanted MainReady ads, modified preferences, extensions and security settings. It’ll keep your personal information like browsing history, bookmarks, passwords and web form auto-fill data.
First, launch the Mozilla Firefox and click button. It will display the drop-down menu on the right-part of the web-browser. Further, press the Help button () as displayed on the image below.
In the Help menu, select the “Troubleshooting Information” option. Another way to open the “Troubleshooting Information” screen – type “about:support” in the internet browser adress bar and press Enter. It will open the “Troubleshooting Information” page as displayed on the image below. In the upper-right corner of this screen, press the “Refresh Firefox” button.
It will open the confirmation prompt. Further, press the “Refresh Firefox” button. The Mozilla Firefox will begin a process to fix your problems that caused by the MainReady adware software. Once, it’s complete, click the “Finish” button.
Remove MainReady adware from Safari
By resetting Safari internet browser you revert back your web browser settings to its default state. This is first when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by MainReady adware.
Run Safari browser. Next, select Preferences from the Safari menu.
First, click the “Security” tab. Here, select “Block pop-up windows”. It will stop some types of pop-ups.
Now, click the “Extensions” icon. Look for questionable addons on left panel, select it, then press the “Uninstall” button. Most important to remove all suspicious extensions from Safari.
Once complete, check your startpage and search engine settings. Click “General” tab. Make sure that the “Homepage” field contains the website you want or is empty.
Make sure that the “Search engine” setting shows your preferred search engine. In some versions of Safari, this setting is in the “Search” tab.
Automatic Removal of MainReady adware
Cyber security professionals have built efficient adware removal tools to help users in removing unexpected pop-ups and undesired ads. Below we will share with you the best malicious software removal utilities with the ability to scan for and delete MainReady adware.
Use MalwareBytes Free to remove MainReady
Manual MainReady removal requires some computer skills. Some files that created by the adware may be not fully removed. We suggest that use the MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) that are fully clean your MAC system of adware. Moreover, this free tool will allow you to delete hijacker infection, malware, potentially unwanted apps and toolbars that your MAC system may be infected too.
- Visit the page linked below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes Free for Apple Mac.
Malwarebytes Anti-malware (Mac)
Category: Security tools
Update: July 10, 2018
- Once the download is done, please close all programs and open windows on your MAC OS. Run the downloaded file. Follow the prompts.
- The MalwareBytes will launch and show the main window.
- Further, click the “Scan” button . MalwareBytes Anti Malware application will scan through the whole computer for the MainReady adware. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your MAC system and the speed of your computer. While the MalwareBytes AntiMalware utility is checking, you can see count of objects it has identified as being infected by malware.
- When the scan is done, the results are displayed in the scan report.
- Once you have selected what you want to delete from your MAC system press the “Remove Selected Items” button.
- Close the AntiMalware and continue with the next step.
How to stay safe online
We recommend to install an ad blocker program that can block malicious and other unwanted web sites. The adblocker utility like AdGuard is a application which basically removes advertising from the Internet and stops access to malicious web pages. Moreover, security experts says that using ad blocker programs is necessary to stay safe when surfing the World Wide Web.
Visit the page linked below to download AdGuard.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: January 17, 2018
Once the downloading process is done, run the downloaded file. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick guidance. Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guide which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your MAC system, AdGuard will run automatically and stop annoying popups, block malicious or misleading websites.
Now your Apple Mac should be free of the MainReady adware. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you block unwanted ads and annoying harmful webpages) and MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (to periodically scan your MAC OS for new malware, browser hijacker infections and adware software). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Mac operating system. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijacker infections, malicious software and adware software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove MainReady ads from your internet browser, then ask for help here.