Have you become that your web browser permanently displays Package In Transit instead of your startpage? Then most probably that your current settings of installed web browsers changed and your computer has become a victim of browser hijacker. Use the step-by-step instructions below as soon as possible to get rid of Package In Transit and block the ability to penetrate of more harmful viruses and trojans on your PC system.
The hijacker, which set the Package In Transit home page as your home page can also set this undesired web-site as your search engine. You will encounter the fact that the search in the internet browser has become uncomfortable to use, because the search results will consist of lots of advertisements, links to ad and unwanted sites and a small amount of regular links, which are obtained from a search in the major search engines. Therefore, look for something using Package In Transit web-site would be a waste of time or worse, it can lead to even more infected PC.
Table of contents
- What is Package In Transit
- How to remove Package In Transit
- How to remove Package In Transit homepage without any software
- Delete all adware and other potentially unwanted applications through the MS Windows Control Panel
- Fix web-browser shortcuts, modified by Package In Transit browser hijacker
- Delete Package In Transit from IE
- Get rid of Package In Transit homepage from Firefox
- Remove Package In Transit start page from Chrome
- How to get rid of Package In Transit with free programs
- How to remove Package In Transit homepage without any software
- Stop Package In Transit and other unwanted sites
- Why is my browser redirected to Package In Transit?
- Finish words
Some hijacker infections also contain adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) that may be used to display annoying advertisements and or gather a wide variety of personal info that can be transferred to third parties. These unwanted ads may be shown as pop-unders, pop-ups, in-text advertisements, video advertisements, text links or banners or even massive full page ads. Most of the adware is developed to show advertisements, but some adware is form of spyware that often used to track users to gather personal information about you.
Most often, the Package In Transit browser hijacker affects most common web-browsers such as Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, FF and Edge. But such hijacker infections as well may infect other browsers by modifying its shortcuts (adding ‘http://site.address’ into Target field of web-browser’s shortcut). So every time you launch the internet browser, it will show Package In Transit web page. Even if you setup your homepage again, the annoying Package In Transit page will be the first thing which you see when you open the web browser.
We recommend you to get rid of Package In Transit and free your computer of browser hijacker ASAP, until the presence of the browser hijacker infection has not led to even worse consequences. You need to perform the step by step guide below that will help you to completely remove Package In Transit search, using only the built-in Windows features and a few of specialized free tools.
How to remove Package In Transit
As with uninstalling adware, malicious software or PUPs, there are few steps you can do. We suggest trying them all. If you do only one part of the tutorial, then it should be run malicious software removal utility, because it should remove hijacker and stop any further infection. But to completely get rid of the Package In Transit you’ll have to at least reset your internet browser settings like newtab, home page and search engine by default to default state, disinfect browsers shortcuts, uninstall all unwanted and suspicious programs, and get rid of browser hijacker infection by malware removal utilities. Some of the steps will require you to reboot your PC or close the web site. So, read this instructions carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
How to remove Package In Transit homepage without any software
The following instructions is a step-by-step guide, which will help you manually remove Package In Transit home page from the Mozilla Firefox, Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer and MS Edge.
Delete all adware and other potentially unwanted applications through the MS Windows Control Panel
Some of potentially unwanted applications, ‘ad supported’ software and hijacker infection can be uninstalled using the Add/Remove programs tool that is located in the Microsoft Windows Control Panel. So, if you’re using any version of Microsoft Windows and you have noticed an unwanted program, then first try to remove it through Add/Remove programs.
Press Windows button , then click Search . Type “Control panel”and press Enter. If you using Windows XP or Windows 7, then click “Start” and select “Control Panel”. It will display the Windows Control Panel as shown below.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all software installed on your machine. Scroll through the all list, and uninstall any suspicious and unknown software.
Fix web-browser shortcuts, modified by Package In Transit browser hijacker
A browser hijacker can hijack various Windows shortcuts on your desktop (most often, all web browsers shortcuts), so in this step you need to check and clean them by removing the argument such as http://site.address/.
Open the properties of the browser shortcut. Right click on the shortcut of infected web browser and select the “Properties” option and it will open the properties of the shortcut. Next, choose the “Shortcut” tab and have a look at the Target field as shown 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 that have been altered by browser hijacker like Package In Transit usually point to .bat, .cmd or .url files instead of .exe as shown on the image below
Another variant, an address has been added at the end of the line. In this case the Target field looks such as …Application\chrome.exe” http://site.address as on the image below.
In order to fix a 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 that have been changed by browser hijacker.
|Chrome||C:\Program Files (x86)\Google\Chrome\Application\chrome.exe|
|Mozilla 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 internet browsers which are redirected to the Package In Transit undesired web page.
Delete Package In Transit from IE
First, open the Microsoft Internet Explorer. Next, press the button in the form of gear (). It will display the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as shown below.
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 on the screen below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then click “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your personal computer for the changes to take effect.
Get rid of Package In Transit homepage from Firefox
If the FF settings like home page, newtab page and default search provider have been replaced by the hijacker, then resetting it to the default state can help.
Start the Firefox and click the menu button (it looks like three stacked lines) at the top right of the browser screen. Next, press the question-mark icon at the bottom of the drop-down menu. It will open the slide-out menu.
Select the “Troubleshooting information”. If you are unable to access the Help menu, then type “about:support” in your address bar and press Enter. It bring up the “Troubleshooting Information” page like below.
Click the “Refresh Firefox” button at the top right of the Troubleshooting Information page. Select “Refresh Firefox” in the confirmation dialog box. The Firefox will begin a procedure to fix your problems that caused by the Package In Transit browser hijacker infection. When, it’s finished, click the “Finish” button.
Remove Package In Transit start page from Chrome
Reset Google Chrome settings is a simple way to remove the hijacker, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to restore the internet browser’s homepage, new tab and default search engine that have been modified by Package In Transit browser hijacker.
Open the Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Show advanced settings” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, like below and click the “Reset settings” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
How to get rid of Package In Transit with free programs
The easiest solution to delete Package In Transit hijacker is to use an anti malware program capable of detecting browser hijacker infections including Package In Transit. We recommend try Zemana Anti-malware or another free malware remover which listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to adware, browser hijackers and other PUPs.
Scan and clean your computer of Package In Transit with Zemana Anti-malware
Zemana Anti-malware is a tool that can delete ad-supported software, PUPs, browser hijacker infections and other malicious software from your computer easily and for free. Zemana Anti-malware is compatible with most antivirus software. It works under Windows (10 – XP, 32 and 64 bit) and uses minimum of machine resources.
Now you can install and use Zemana Anti-Malware to remove Package In Transit home page from your web browser by following the steps below:
Click the link below to download Zemana Anti Malware installer named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup on your computer.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: April 20, 2017
Start the setup file after it has been downloaded successfully and then follow the prompts to install this tool on your machine.
During installation you can change certain settings, but we suggest you don’t make any changes to default settings.
When setup is finished, this malware removal utility will automatically launch and update itself. You will see its main window as shown in the figure below.
Now click the “Scan” button . This will begin scanning the whole system to find out hijacker which reroutes your internet browser to undesired Package In Transit web page. During the scan it will detect all threats exist on your PC system.
Once the scanning is done, a list of all threats found is produced. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and click “Next” button.
The Zemana AntiMalware will get rid of Package In Transit browser hijacker infection and other malware and ad-supported software and add items to the Quarantine. After the clean-up is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your computer to make the change take effect.
How to automatically delete Package In Transit with Malwarebytes
Manual Package In Transit search removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the browser hijacker infection can be not completely removed. We recommend that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely clean your computer of hijacker. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malicious software, PUPs, adware and toolbars that your personal computer can be infected too.
Download Malwarebytes by clicking on the link below.
Category: Security tools
Update: November 9, 2017
When downloading is finished, close all applications and windows on your PC system. Open a directory in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup as shown in the figure below.
When the installation starts, you will see the “Setup wizard” which will help you install Malwarebytes on your personal computer.
Once installation is complete, you will see window as shown on the image below.
Now click the “Scan Now” button for checking your system for the Package In Transit hijacker infection and other kinds of potential threats such as malicious software and ‘ad supported’ software. A scan can take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the count of files on your PC and the speed of your system.
After the scan is finished, you’ll be shown the list of all found items on your PC system. Make sure all items have ‘checkmark’ and click “Quarantine Selected” button.
The Malwarebytes will now remove Package In Transit hijacker and other security threats. After the process is finished, you may be prompted to reboot your PC.
The following video explains step-by-step guide on how to remove browser hijacker, ad supported software and other malware with Malwarebytes Anti-malware.
Delete Package In Transit redirect from internet browsers with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free removal tool that can be downloaded and run to remove browser hijackers, adware, malicious software, potentially unwanted programs, toolbars and other threats from your PC. You can run this utility to find threats even if you have an antivirus or any other security application.
- Download AdwCleaner from the link below.
Author: Xplode, MalwareBytes
Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
- Once downloading is finished, double click the AdwCleaner icon. Once this utility is opened, click “Scan” button to perform a system scan for the Package In Transit browser hijacker and other kinds of potential threats like malicious software and adware. Depending on your personal computer, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour.
- After finished, it will open a list of all items detected by this utility. You may move items to Quarantine (all selected by default) by simply click “Clean” button. It will show a prompt, click “OK”.
These few simple steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Stop Package In Transit and other unwanted sites
If you browse the Web, you can’t avoid malicious advertising. But you can protect your web-browser against it. Download and run an ad blocker program. AdGuard is an ad blocking that can filter out lots of of the malicious advertising, stoping dynamic scripts from loading malicious content.
Download AdGuard program from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
After the download is complete, start the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” screen as shown on the image below.
Follow the prompts. After the install is done, you will see a window as shown below.
You can click “Skip” to close the setup application and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” button to see an quick tutorial that will help 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 start your computer, AdGuard will start automatically and block popup ads, sites such Package In Transit, 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 Package In Transit?
Most often, the free software installer includes the optional ‘ad supported’ software or potentially unwanted software like this browser hijacker. So, be very careful when you agree to install anything. The best way – is to choose a Custom, Advanced or Manual install mode. Here disable (uncheck) all additional programs in which you are unsure or that causes even a slightest suspicion. The main thing you should remember, you don’t need to install the optional programs which you don’t trust! The only thing I want to add. Once the free applications is installed, if you uninstall this software, the new tab page, start page and search engine by default of your favorite web browser will not be restored. This must be done by yourself. Just follow the few simple steps above.
Now your personal computer should be clean of the Package In Transit redirect. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop up advertisements and unwanted malicious pages) and Malwarebytes (to periodically scan your system for new malware, browser hijackers and adware). Make sure that you have all the Critical Updates recommended for Windows OS. Without regular updates you WILL NOT be protected when new browser hijacker infections, harmful software and ad-supported software are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of Package In Transit redirect from your web browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.