The Package Tracking Pro is a browser hijacker that could bring certain problems to your computer. After its installation, it makes certain changes to your web-browser’s settings, making your startpage, newtab and default search provider to become its own page. You may have some problems like being redirected to annoying web sites, receiving a large amount of unwanted popup advertisements, and user information being collected without any knowledge, while the Package Tracking Pro hijacker is installed on your PC.
When your machine is infected with Package Tracking Pro browser hijacker, every time you start your web-browser you will see this web-page. Of course you can setup your home page again, but next time you start a browser you will see that Package Tracking Pro homepage return. As mentioned above, the browser hijacker infection can alter the default search engine on this intrusive web-page too, so all your search queries will be redirected to Package Tracking Pro. Thus the authors of the hijacker may collect the search terms of your queries, and redirect you to intrusive web-pages.
Also, adware (sometimes called ‘ad-supported’ software) can be installed on the personal computer together with Package Tracking Pro browser hijacker infection. It will insert a huge number of advertisements directly to the web-sites that you view, creating a sense that advertisements has been added by the creators of the site. Moreover, legal advertisements can be replaced on fake advertisements which will offer to download and install various unnecessary and harmful applications. Moreover, the Package Tracking Pro browser hijacker can be used to gather a wide variety of user information which can be later sold to third party companies.
In order to remove hijacker infection that cause a reroute to Package Tracking Pro web-page from your PC system, clean the affected web browsers and revert back the Internet Explorer, Edge, Firefox and Chrome settings to its default state, please use the Package Tracking Pro removal instructions below.
How to remove Package Tracking Pro
Not all undesired software such as browser hijacker infection that causes web browsers to open undesired Package Tracking Pro web-page are easily uninstallable. You might see a new homepage, new tab, search engine and other type of unwanted changes to the Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer and Mozilla Firefox settings and might not be able to figure out the application responsible for this activity. The reason for this is that many unwanted apps neither appear in MS Windows Control Panel. Therefore in order to completely get rid of Package Tracking Pro homepage, you need to follow the steps below. Certain of the steps will require you to reboot your computer or shut down this page. So, read this tutorial carefully, then bookmark or print it for later reference.
To remove Package Tracking Pro, complete the following steps:
- Manual Package Tracking Pro startpage removal
- How to automatically remove Package Tracking Pro hijacker infection
- Run AdBlocker to stop Package Tracking Pro and stay safe online
- How does your PC get infected with Package Tracking Pro hijacker
- Finish words
Manual Package Tracking Pro startpage removal
Most common hijackers may be removed without any antivirus applications. The manual browser hijacker removal is steps that will teach you how to remove the Package Tracking Pro .
Uninstalling the Package Tracking Pro, check the list of installed apps first
Some PUPs, browser hijacking programs and ad-supported software may be uninstalled by uninstalling the free applications they came with. If this way does not succeed, then looking them up in the list of installed programs in Microsoft Windows Control Panel. Use the “Uninstall” command in order to get rid of them.
Press Windows button , then press 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 on the image below.
Further, click “Uninstall a program”
It will display a list of all applications installed on your system. Scroll through the all list, and delete any suspicious and unknown applications.
Remove Package Tracking Pro from Internet Explorer
If you find that Internet Explorer browser settings such as search engine by default, newtab page and startpage having been hijacked, then you may revert back your settings, via the reset internet browser process.
First, launch the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the browser, then click the “Internet Options” as shown below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then press the “Reset” button. The Internet Explorer will open the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” prompt. Further, click the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, press the “Reset” button as displayed on the screen below.
Once the process is finished, click “Close” button. Close the Internet Explorer and reboot your machine for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s home page, new tab and default search provider to default state.
Remove Package Tracking Pro from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings is a easy way to get rid of the hijacker infection, malicious and ‘ad-supported’ extensions, as well as to recover the internet browser’s startpage, new tab and default search engine that have been replaced by Package Tracking Pro hijacker.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will open the drop-down menu. Choose More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed add-ons. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following tutorial: Remove Google Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the Google Chrome main menu again, click to “Settings” option.
Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on the “Advanced” link. Now scroll down until the Reset settings section is visible, as on the image below and click the “Reset settings to their original defaults” button.
Confirm your action, click the “Reset” button.
Remove Package Tracking Pro startpage from Firefox
If your Firefox internet browser startpage has changed to Package Tracking Pro without your permission or an unknown search engine opens results for your search, then it may be time to perform the internet browser reset.
First, launch the Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display 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 like below.
Confirm your action, press the “Refresh Firefox”.
How to automatically remove Package Tracking Pro hijacker infection
It’s not enough to delete Package Tracking Pro from your browser by completing the manual steps above to solve all problems. Some Package Tracking Pro hijacker related files may remain on your system and they will recover the browser hijacker even after you get rid of it. For that reason we suggest to run free anti-malware tool such as Zemana, MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) and HitmanPro. Either of those programs should be able to scan for and remove browser hijacker that cause Package Tracking Pro web page to appear.
How to remove Package Tracking Pro with Zemana
Zemana Free highly recommended, because it can find out security threats such adware and browser hijacker infections which most ‘classic’ antivirus applications fail to pick up on. Moreover, if you have any Package Tracking Pro browser hijacker removal problems which cannot be fixed by this utility automatically, then Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) provides 24X7 online assistance from the highly experienced support staff.
Visit the page linked below to download Zemana Free. Save it to your Desktop so that you can access the file easily.
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Once the downloading process is finished, close all windows on your PC. Further, launch the install file called Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup. If the “User Account Control” prompt pops up as shown in the figure below, click the “Yes” button.
It will display the “Setup wizard” that will help you install Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) on the personal computer. Follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.
Once install is finished successfully, Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) will automatically launch and you can see its main window as shown in the following example.
Next, press the “Scan” button to start scanning your PC for the hijacker responsible for Package Tracking Pro redirect. Depending on your system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour.
Once Zemana has finished scanning, you may check all items found on your PC system. In order to get rid of all threats, simply click “Next” button.
The Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) will start to remove browser hijacker responsible for redirections to Package Tracking Pro. After disinfection is done, you can be prompted to restart your personal computer.
Remove Package Tracking Pro from web-browsers with HitmanPro
HitmanPro is a free utility that can identify hijacker which created to redirect your web-browser to the Package Tracking Pro web page. It’s not always easy to locate all the unwanted software that your PC system might have picked up on the Web. Hitman Pro will scan for the ad supported software, hijacker infections and other malicious software you need to uninstall.
- Installing the Hitman Pro is simple. First you’ll need to download HitmanPro on your PC system from the link below.
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- After the downloading process is complete, launch the Hitman Pro, double-click the HitmanPro.exe file.
- If the “User Account Control” prompts, click Yes to continue.
- In the HitmanPro window, click the “Next” to begin scanning your system for the browser hijacker that developed to redirect your browser to the Package Tracking Pro page. Depending on your system, the scan can take anywhere from a few minutes to close to an hour.
- When HitmanPro completes the scan, HitmanPro will open you the results. When you are ready, click “Next”. Now, press the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to delete all malware found.
Scan and clean your PC system of hijacker with Malwarebytes
You can remove Package Tracking Pro automatically with a help of Malwarebytes Free. We advise this free malicious software removal tool because it can easily get rid of hijackers, ad supported software, potentially unwanted software and toolbars with all their components such as files, folders and registry entries.
Click the link below to download the latest version of MalwareBytes Free for Microsoft Windows. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
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After the downloading process is done, run it and follow the prompts. Once installed, the MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will try to update itself and when this task is finished, click the “Scan Now” button to find browser hijacker that cause a redirect to Package Tracking Pro web page. Make sure all threats have ‘checkmark’ and press “Quarantine Selected” button.
The MalwareBytes Free is a free application that you can use to get rid of all detected folders, files, services, registry entries and so on. To learn more about this malware removal tool, we recommend you to read and follow the instructions or the video guide below.
Run AdBlocker to stop Package Tracking Pro and stay safe online
It is also critical to protect your web-browsers from malicious web pages and ads by using an ad-blocking program like AdGuard. Security experts says that it’ll greatly reduce the risk of malicious software, and potentially save lots of money. Additionally, the AdGuard can also protect your privacy by blocking almost all trackers.
Download AdGuard on your Microsoft Windows Desktop by clicking on the link below.
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Once downloading is finished, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as shown in the following example.
Follow the prompts. AdGuard will then be installed and an icon will be placed on your desktop. A window will show up asking you to confirm that you want to see a quick instructions as on the image below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guidance which will help you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you launch your personal computer, AdGuard will start automatically and stop popup ads, web-pages like Package Tracking Pro, as well as other malicious or misleading 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, that is located on your desktop.
How does your PC get infected with Package Tracking Pro hijacker
These days some free applications creators bundle additional applications which could be PUPs like the Package Tracking Pro browser hijacker, with a view to making some money. These are not freeware as install an unwanted programs on to your Windows PC system. So whenever you install a new free program that downloaded from the Web, be very careful during installation. Carefully read the EULA (a text with I ACCEPT/I DECLINE button), choose custom or manual setup method, disable all bundled software.
Now your PC should be clean of the browser hijacker which cause Package Tracking Pro web page to appear. Delete AdwCleaner. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted advertisements and annoying harmful web pages) and Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your personal computer for new hijackers and other malware). Probably you are running an older version of Java or Adobe Flash Player. This can be a security risk, so download and install the latest version right now.
If you are still having problems while trying to get rid of Package Tracking Pro from the Firefox, Edge, Microsoft Internet Explorer and Google Chrome, then ask for help in our Spyware/Malware removal forum.