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I wrote this article to help you remove Package Tracker Pro. This Package Tracker Pro removal guide works for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer.

Package Tracker Pro is a malicious program which has been reported in various attacks all over the world. The pest is categorized as a browser hijacker infection and it is dangerous. Seeing it in your system is bad. Very bad. Hijackers don’t make for pleasant tenants. They are dreaded. Package Tracker Pro is not an exception. The fact that it is newly-developed even means that it is more advanced and sophisticated which automatically makes it more hazardous. Needless to say, you must do your best to remove it from your machine the first chance you get.

Once you notice the pest on board, don’t hesitate. Find where it is hiding and delete it upon discovery. Keep in mind that if you let it stay, it will create a huge mess. Some of the damage it causes may even turn out to be irreversible. The question is, are you going to sit idly by while Package Tracker Pro is destroying your machine, or are you going to take matters into your own hands and protect yourself and your computer? If you answer is different than the second option, you must rethink your priorities. Package Tracker Pro is a dangerous parasite and it has no place in your system.

As soon as the hijacker slithers in, your entire browsing experience changes. The pest hijacks your Google Chrome browser by adding to it its pesky extension. From this moment on, you are no longer in charge. Your opinion is irrelevant. The crooks are in control now. The hijacker starts making various completely unauthorized changes in your browser settings and no matter what you do, you cannot change them back.

For example, the pest replaces your preferred homepage and search engine with its own domain. It also opens additional tab all the time and redirects you to shady pages whenever you go online. Aside from that, the hijacker also floods your screen with tons of ads.

Imagine what all of this does to your web surfing. It demolishes it. But even if you have nerves of steel and you are somehow able to tolerate these shenanigans, there is something you cannot put up with. Package Tracker Pro jeopardizes your privacy by spying on you. The pest uses your browser as a spying device. It monitors everything that you do and collects all the valuable data it can find. What is even worse, the hijacker shares everything it records with the hackers behind it. They have access to your personal details and they can use them for whatever they see fit.

There is no need of explaining how incredibly hazardous this is, is there? You may easily fall victim to a financial scam or even an identity theft. Do yourself a huge favor and remove the hijacker from your system before it is too late. Use our detailed removal guide below and get rid of the intruder now!

How is Package Tracker Pro distributed? There is no one single infiltration method for this parasite. It relies on several tactics. For instance, the good old email messages and malicious attachments. Corrupted pages and links which lead to sites, full of malware. Fake program or system updates. Freeware/shareware bundles. Malicious social media messages, etc. However, none of these techniques are good enough to work without your inactive cooperation.

For example, if you don’t click on a malicious ad, you will don’t be redirected to a page, brimming with infection. But if you do click, you get malware. So, what we actually mean by inactive cooperation is carelessness. Do not be negligent and pay attention to what you click on and what you agree to. If you don’t protect your own PC, no one else will.

Package Tracker Pro Removal

STEP-1 Before starting the real removal process, you must reboot in Safe Mode. If you are familiar with this task, 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.
Safe Mode with Networking
For Windows 8/8.1
Click the Start button, next click Control Panel —> System and Security —> Administrative Tools —> System Configuration.‌
Windows 8 Safe Mode with Network
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.
win10 safemode 1
While keeping the Shift key pressed, click or tap on Restart.
win10 safemode 2

STEP-2Here are the steps you must follow to permanently remove from the browser:

Remove From Mozilla Firefox:

Open Firefox, click on top-right corner , click Add-ons, hit Extensions next.
firefox extensions
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).
chrome extensions

Remove From Internet Explorer:
Open IE, then click IE gear icon on the top-right corner —> Manage Add-ons.
ie gear
Find the malicious add-on. Remove it by pressing Disable.

STEP-3

Right click on the browser’s shortcut, then click Properties. Remove everything after the .exe” in the Target box.

ff shortcut

STEP-4

Open Control Panel by holding the Win Key and R together. Write appwiz.cpl in the field, then click OK.

appwiz

Here, find any program you had no intention to install and uninstall it.

STEP-5

Run the Task Manager by right clicking on the Taskbar and choosing Start Task Manager.

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.

STEP-6

Open MS Config by holding the Win Key and R together. Type msconfig and hit Enter.

msconfig

Go in the Startup tab and Uncheck entries that have “Unknown” as Manufacturer.

Still can not remove Package Tracker Pro from your browser? Please, leave a comment below, describing what steps you performed. I will answer promptly.

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Daniel Stoyanov

Daniel Stoyanov has a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the Technical University of Sofia, Bulgaria. He is also a Microsoft Certified Professional. Daniel provides top cyber security news with in-depth coverage of malware, vulnerabilities, PC and Network security, online safety.

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