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Remove ReadyCoupon Adware from the System

deals-and-couponsReadyCoupon also known as Ads by Ready Coupon is classified as an ad-supported browser extension. Researchers suspect that the adware is delivered on users’ computers via the WebPick download and install manager. ReadyCoupon may have been included in the packages of many freeware applications available on legitimate software pages. Once installed, ReadyCoupon may display numerous unwanted advertisements that may redirect the user to suspicious websites.

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ReadyCoupon Description and Risk Assessment

Adware applications are not malicious in nature. However, they are usually developed with the sole purpose to generate revenue for third parties. To optimize the money making process, third party marketers need to get hold of users’ personal details. Thus, they may offer software developers to bundle their products with adware applications.

Collected personally identifiable information (via the addition of tracking cookies to the browser) serves to illustrate the users’ preferences, habits and needs. PII consists of:

  • Website credentials (passwords, usernames).
  • Browsing habits (histories, search queries).
  • IP addresses (locations).

Let’s summarize all the risks associated with adware apps running in the background of the system and how to stay protected:

  • Adware is usually distributed through bundled downloads. Always opt for the advanced option while installing freeware to uncheck added programs.
  • Sometimes ad-supported browser extensions may be promoted as useful tools on legitimate software pages. Beware that adware is known to employ session cookies responsible for the collection of PII.
  • Ad-supported software may cause browser redirects to unwanted pages. The display of pop-up ads and banners is also a feature of adware.
  • A common term applied next to adware is malvertising. Malvertising stands for malicious advertising – a.k.a. the display of malicious ads – and is often used to spread malware across the Web.
  • Having adware in the system may reflect both the browser and the PC’s performances. Occasional freezes and crashes may keep occurring until measures are taken.

ReadyCoupon Removal Options

Users basically have two options to clean their systems depending on their knowledge. Above-average users can have a look at the manual guide below the article. Non-expert users should consider the installation of a trustworthy AV tool to take care of the problem for them. Once installed and kept intact, such a tool will protect the system against the various types of malware lurking in the Web.

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1. Remove/Uninstall ReadyCoupon

1. Remove/Uninstall ReadyCoupon in Windows

Here is a method in few easy steps to remove that program. No matter if you are using Windows 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program get left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, mistakes with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it. To do that:

  • Hold the Windows Logo Button and “R” on your keyboard. A Pop-up window will appear (fig.1).
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  • In the field type in “appwiz.cpl” and press ENTER (fig.2).
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  • This will open a window with all the programs installed on the PC.
    Select the program that you want to remove, and press “Uninstall” (fig.3).
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    Follow the instructions above and you will successfully uninstall ReadyCoupon.

    2. Restore the settings in your browser

    2. Remove ReadyCoupon from your browser

    Remove a toolbar from Mozilla FirefoxRemove a toolbar from Google Chrome Remove a toolbar from Internet Explorer Remove a toolbar from Safari
    Start Mozilla Firefox Open the menu window

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    Select the “Add-ons” icon from the menu

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    Select ReadyCoupon and click “Remove

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    After ReadyCoupon is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Google Chrome and Open the drop menu

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  • Move the cursor over “Tools” and then from the extended menu choose “Extensions
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  • From the opened “Extensions” menu locate ReadyCoupon and click on the garbage bin icon on the right of it.
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  • After ReadyCoupon is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red “X” in the top right corner and start it again.
  • Start Internet Explorer:

  • Click “‘Tools’ to open the drop menu and select ‘Manage Add-ons’
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  • In the ‘Manage Add-ons’ window, make sure that in the first window ‘Add-on Types’, the drop menu ‘Show’ is on ‘All add-ons’
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    Select ReadyCoupon to remove, and then click ‘Disable’. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected toolbar, and some additional toolbars might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click ‘Disable’.

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    After ReadyCoupon has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red ‘X’ in the top right corner and start it again.

    Start Safari

    Open the drop menu by clicking on the sprocket icon in the top right corner.
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    From the drop menu select ‘Preferences’
    In the new window select ‘Extensions’
    Click once on ReadyCoupon
    Click ‘Uninstall’

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    A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall ReadyCoupon. Select ‘Uninstall’ again, and the ReadyCoupon will be removed.

    3. Remove ReadyCoupon automatically with Spy Hunter Malware - Removal Tool.

    3. Remove ReadyCoupon automatically with Spy Hunter Malware – Removal Tool.

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