If you keep receiving the Locate Your Package when you run the internet browser, then it’s possible your web-browser is affected by potentially unwanted program (PUP) from the browser hijacker family. Once installed, it can make changes to certain settings of installed internet browsers. So, every time, when you will open the browser, it will start to open Locate Your Package annoying instead of your startpage. Moreover, this malicious software may block an option to return your startpage.
The browser hijacker can also set up the Locate Your Package page as the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Firefox and Microsoft Edge default search engine that cause search redirects via the web-page. In this way, creators of the browser hijacker have an opportunity to display various ads together with the search results for your query. These undesired ads will be combined in the redirected site. This can bring lots of revenue for makers of the hijacker.
Although, Locate Your Package hijacker infection is not a virus, but it does bad things, and it may make certain unwanted changes to settings of installed web-browsers. Moreover, an adware (also known as ‘ad-supported’ software) may be additionally installed on to your PC system by this hijacker, that will display a ton of advertisements, or even massive full page advertisements that blocks surfing the World Wide Web. Often such these advertisements can recommend to install other unknown and unwanted programs or visit harmful web pages.
Therefore it is very important to free your PC of browser hijacker ASAP. Follow the step-by-step tutorial below to remove Locate Your Package homepage, as well as other malware and ad supported software, which can be installed onto your computer along with it.
Remove Locate Your Package (removal steps)
The following step by step tutorial will help you to remove Locate Your Package redirect from the Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Microsoft Edge. Moreover, the guidance below will allow you to delete malicious software like potentially unwanted applications, ad-supported software and toolbars that your PC may be infected. Please do the guide step by step. If you need assist or have any questions, then ask for our assistance or type a comment below. Certain of the steps below will require you to exit this site. So, please read the guidance carefully, after that bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Locate Your Package home page, use the following steps:
- Manual Locate Your Package start page removal
- How to automatically remove Locate Your Package browser hijacker
- Use AdBlocker to block Locate Your Package and stay safe online
- Prevent Locate Your Package hijacker infection from installing
- Finish words
Manual Locate Your Package start page removal
Steps to remove Locate Your Package browser hijacker without any applications are presented below. Be sure to carry out the step-by-step guidance completely to fully remove this intrusive Locate Your Package redirect.
Remove Locate Your Package associated software by using Windows Control Panel
Check out the Microsoft Windows Control Panel (Programs and Features section) to see all installed programs. We advise to click on the “Date Installed” in order to sort the list of programs by the date you installed them. If you see any unknown and suspicious programs, they are the ones you need to remove.
Windows 8, 8.1, 10
Windows XP, Vista, 7
Next, press “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all programs installed on your computer. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown applications. To quickly find the latest installed software, we recommend sort software by date in the Control panel.
Delete Locate Your Package from Chrome
Use the Reset web browser tool of the Google Chrome to reset all its settings such as new tab, home page and search engine by default to original defaults. This is a very useful tool to use, in the case of internet browser hijacks such as Locate Your Package.
- First start the Chrome and click Menu button (small button in the form of three horizontal stripes).
- It will display the Google Chrome main menu. Select “Settings” option.
- You will see the Chrome’s settings page. Scroll down and click “Show advanced settings” link.
- Scroll down again and press the “Reset settings” button.
- The Chrome will display the reset profile settings page as shown on the image above.
- Next press the “Reset” button.
- Once this task is finished, your web-browser’s newtab page, start page and search engine by default will be restored to their original defaults.
- To learn more, read the post How to reset Google Chrome settings to default.
Delete Locate Your Package homepage from Internet Explorer
By resetting Microsoft Internet Explorer web browser you restore your browser settings to its default state. This is good initial when troubleshooting problems that might have been caused by browser hijacker like Locate Your Package.
First, launch the Internet Explorer. Next, click the button in the form of gear (). It will open the Tools drop-down menu, click the “Internet Options” as displayed in the figure below.
In the “Internet Options” window click on the Advanced tab, then press the Reset button. The IE will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” window like below. Select the “Delete personal settings” check box, then press “Reset” button.
You will now need to restart your personal computer for the changes to take effect.
Delete Locate Your Package from FF by resetting web-browser settings
If the Mozilla Firefox web browser application is hijacked, then resetting its settings can help. The Reset feature is available on all modern version of FF. A reset can fix many issues by restoring Firefox settings such as home page, new tab page and default search provider to its default state. It’ll save your personal information like saved passwords, bookmarks, and open tabs.
First, open the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Next, click the Help button ().
In the Help menu click the “Troubleshooting Information”. In the upper-right corner of the “Troubleshooting Information” page press on “Refresh Firefox” button as shown below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
How to automatically remove Locate Your Package browser hijacker
The easiest way to remove Locate Your Package hijacker is to run an antimalware program capable of detecting browser hijackers including Locate Your Package. We suggest try Zemana Free or another free malicious software remover which listed below. It has excellent detection rate when it comes to ‘ad supported’ software, hijacker infections and other potentially unwanted software.
Automatically delete Locate Your Package redirect with Zemana Anti-Malware
Zemana is a tool that can remove adware, PUPs, browser hijackers and other malware from your personal 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 computer resources.
Download Zemana Free from the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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When the downloading process is finished, close all windows on your personal computer. Further, run the install file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up as shown in the following example, click the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will assist you install Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) on the PC. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will automatically run and you can see its main window like below.
Next, press the “Scan” button to perform a system scan with this tool for the browser hijacker that causes browsers to show intrusive Locate Your Package site. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the Zemana Free program is checking, you may see count of objects it has identified as threat.
When Zemana Free has finished scanning your system, the results are displayed in the scan report. In order to delete all items, simply press “Next” button.
The Zemana will remove hijacker that causes browsers to open unwanted Locate Your Package web-page. When disinfection is complete, you may be prompted to restart your computer.
Use Malwarebytes to remove hijacker
Manual Locate Your Package removal requires some computer skills. Some files and registry entries that created by the hijacker can be not completely removed. We recommend that use the Malwarebytes Free that are completely free your PC of browser hijacker infection. Moreover, the free program will help you to remove malicious software, PUPs, adware and toolbars that your machine may be infected too.
- Download MalwareBytes Free by clicking on the link below. Save it on your Desktop.
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Update: November 9, 2017
- Once the download is finished, close all programs and windows on your PC system. Open a folder in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named mb3-setup.
- Further, click Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once installation is finished, click the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan with this utility for the hijacker infection which created to redirect your browser to the Locate Your Package page. A scan may take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes, depending on the number of files on your personal computer and the speed of your PC system.
- When the scan is finished, you may check all items detected on your system. Review the report and then click “Quarantine Selected”. After the cleaning procedure is done, you can be prompted to restart your PC system.
The following video offers a guidance on how to delete browser hijackers, ‘ad supported’ software and other malware with MalwareBytes Anti Malware.
Double-check for potentially unwanted applications with AdwCleaner
AdwCleaner is a free portable program that scans your machine for ad supported software, PUPs and browser hijackers like Locate Your Package and allows remove them easily. Moreover, it’ll also help you remove any malicious web-browser extensions and add-ons.
Download AdwCleaner on your personal computer from the following link.
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Category: Security tools
Update: February 8, 2018
When the downloading process is done, open the directory in which you saved it. You will see an icon like below.
Double click the AdwCleaner desktop icon. When the utility is started, you will see a screen as shown on the screen below.
Further, click “Scan” button to start scanning your machine for the Locate Your Package hijacker infection and other internet browser’s harmful extensions. Once the scanning is finished, you may check all threats detected on your PC like below.
Next, you need to click “Clean” button. It will show a dialog box as displayed in the figure below.
You need to press “OK”. After the task is finished, the AdwCleaner may ask you to reboot your machine. When your system is started, you will see an AdwCleaner log.
These steps are shown in detail in the following video guide.
Use AdBlocker to block Locate Your Package and stay safe online
Run an ad-blocking utility like AdGuard will protect you from harmful advertisements and content. Moreover, you may find that the AdGuard have an option to protect your privacy and stop phishing and spam web-pages. Additionally, ad-blocker applications will help you to avoid undesired popups and unverified links that also a good way to stay safe online.
- Download AdGuard application on your computer by clicking on the following link.
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Category: Security tools
Update: November 7, 2017
- When the downloading process is finished, launch the downloaded file. You will see the “Setup Wizard” program window. Follow the prompts.
- When the installation is complete, press “Skip” to close the setup program and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” 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 start your machine, AdGuard will start automatically and block popup ads, web-sites such Locate Your Package, as well as other harmful or misleading pages. For an overview of all the features of the program, or to change its settings you can simply double-click on the icon named AdGuard, that is located on your desktop.
Prevent Locate Your Package hijacker infection from installing
Now your computer should be free of the browser hijacker which cause a reroute to Locate Your Package web-site. Uninstall AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted advertisements and undesired harmful web pages) and Zemana Anti-Malware (to periodically scan your computer 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 hijacker infections, malicious applications and adware are released.
If you are still having problems while trying to remove Locate Your Package redirect from your internet browser, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.