Awesome Package Tracker is a PUP (potentially unwanted program) that belongs to the category of Adware. What is the purpose of Adware? Adware is ‘advertising supported’ software that tries to generate profit by redirecting you to annoying webpages or online advertising. It has different ways of earning profit including displaying up adverts on the web-browser forcefully. Most of adware software gets installed when you’re downloading free software or browser add-ons.
The worst is, the Awesome Package Tracker adware can install a component which enables its developer to track which websites you visit, which products you look at upon those pages. They are then able to choose the type of advertisements they display you. So, if you had adware on your computer, there is a good chance you have another that is gathering and sharing your personal data with third parties, without your consent.
|Name||Awesome Package Tracker|
|Type||adware, PUP (potentially unwanted program), pop ups, pop-up advertisements, pop up virus|
|Removal||Awesome Package Tracker removal guide|
How does Awesome Package Tracker get on your personal computer
These days some free programs creators bundle PUPs or adware with a view to making some money. These are not free applications as install an unwanted applications on to your MS Windows system. So whenever you install a new free applications that downloaded from the Internet, be very careful during installation. Carefully read the EULA (a text with I ACCEPT/I DECLINE button), choose custom or manual installation method, uncheck all bundled apps.
Therefore, the Awesome Package Tracker adware does not really have beneficial features. So, we advise you delete adware as soon as possible. This will also prevent the adware from tracking your online activities. A full Awesome Package Tracker adware removal can be easily carried out using manual or automatic method listed below.
How to remove Awesome Package Tracker adware from Chrome, Firefox, IE, Edge
Most often adware software requires more than a simple uninstall with the help of Microsoft Windows Control panel in order to be fully removed. For that reason, our team made several removal solutions which we’ve summarized in a detailed guide. Therefore, if you’ve the undesired Awesome Package Tracker adware on your personal computer and are currently trying to have it removed then feel free to follow the guide below in order to resolve your problem. Read it once, after doing so, please bookmark this page (or open it on your smartphone) as you may need to exit your web-browser or reboot your PC system.
To remove Awesome Package Tracker, execute the steps below:
- Manual Awesome Package Tracker adware software removal
- Automatic Removal of Awesome Package Tracker
- How to stay safe online
- To sum up
Manual Awesome Package Tracker adware software removal
First of all, try to delete Awesome Package Tracker manually; to do this, follow the steps below. Of course, manual adware software removal requires more time and may not be suitable for those who are poorly versed in system settings. In this case, we recommend that you scroll down to the section that describes how to delete Awesome Package Tracker adware using free tools.
Remove newly installed adware
It is of primary importance to first identify and remove all PUPs, adware software software and browser hijacker infections through ‘Add/Remove Programs’ (Windows XP) or ‘Uninstall a program’ (Windows 10, 8, 7) section of your Windows Control Panel.
|Windows 7||Windows 8|
|Windows 10||Mac OS|
Remove Awesome Package Tracker from Internet Explorer
If you find that Internet Explorer web-browser settings like search engine by default, newtab page and startpage had been modified by the Awesome Package Tracker adware software, then you may return your settings, via the reset browser procedure.
First, open the Internet Explorer, then click ‘gear’ icon . It will open the Tools drop-down menu on the right part of the web browser, then click the “Internet Options” as on the image below.
In the “Internet Options” screen, select the “Advanced” tab, then click the “Reset” button. The Microsoft Internet Explorer will display the “Reset Internet Explorer settings” dialog box. Further, press the “Delete personal settings” check box to select it. Next, click the “Reset” button as displayed in the figure below.
When the process is finished, press “Close” button. Close the IE and restart your PC system for the changes to take effect. This step will help you to restore your web browser’s newtab, default search engine and home page to default state.
Remove Awesome Package Tracker adware from Google Chrome
Reset Chrome settings can allow you solve some problems caused by adware and delete Awesome Package Tracker ads from browser. This will also disable harmful plugins as well as clear cookies and site data. However, your saved bookmarks and passwords will not be lost. This will not affect your history, passwords, bookmarks, and other saved data.
Open the Google Chrome menu by clicking on the button in the form of three horizontal dotes (). It will show the drop-down menu. Select More Tools, then click Extensions.
Carefully browse through the list of installed extensions. If the list has the extension labeled with “Installed by enterprise policy” or “Installed by your administrator”, then complete the following guide: Remove Chrome extensions installed by enterprise policy otherwise, just go to the step below.
Open the 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.
Get rid of Awesome Package Tracker from Firefox
This step will allow you delete Awesome Package Tracker ads, third-party toolbars, disable malicious extensions and revert back your default start page, newtab page and search engine settings.
First, open the Mozilla Firefox. Next, click the button in the form of three horizontal stripes (). It will display the drop-down menu. Next, press 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 displayed on the image below.
Confirm your action, click the “Refresh Firefox”.
Automatic Removal of Awesome Package Tracker
We have compiled some of the best adware software removing utilities which can be used to detect and remove Awesome Package Tracker , unwanted web browser add-ons and PUPs.
Run Zemana Free to remove Awesome Package Tracker adware
Zemana Anti Malware (ZAM) is free full featured malicious software removal utility. It can scan your files and Windows registry in real-time. Zemana can help to get rid of Awesome Package Tracker , other potentially unwanted apps, malware and adware software. It uses 1% of your machine resources. This tool has got simple and beautiful interface and at the same time best possible protection for your computer.
- Visit the following page to download Zemana Free. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
Author: Zemana Ltd
Category: Security tools
Update: July 16, 2019
- When downloading is finished, close all programs and windows on your personal computer. Open a folder in which you saved it. Double-click on the icon that’s named Zemana.AntiMalware.Setup.
- Further, press Next button and follow the prompts.
- Once setup is finished, click the “Scan” button for checking your computer for the Awesome Package Tracker adware. This procedure can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the Zemana AntiMalware (ZAM) program is checking, you may see how many objects it has identified as threat.
- Once the system scan is done, Zemana will open a scan report. In order to remove all items, simply click “Next”. Once that process is finished, you may be prompted to restart your PC.
Use Hitman Pro to delete Awesome Package Tracker adware software
If the Awesome Package Tracker adware issue persists, run the HitmanPro and check if your browser is infected by adware. The HitmanPro is a downloadable security utility that provides on-demand scanning and helps delete adware software, potentially unwanted programs, and other malicious software. It works with your existing antivirus software.
Hitman Pro can be downloaded from the following link. Save it directly to your Windows Desktop.
Category: Security tools
Update: June 28, 2018
Download and run HitmanPro on your computer. Once started, click “Next” button to begin checking your machine for the Awesome Package Tracker adware. This process can take quite a while, so please be patient. During the scan HitmanPro will search for threats exist on your personal computer..
After the scanning is finished, HitmanPro will show you the results.
You may remove items (move to Quarantine) by simply press Next button.
It will open a prompt, click the “Activate free license” button to begin the free 30 days trial to remove all malicious software found.
How to remove Awesome Package Tracker with MalwareBytes
Delete Awesome Package Tracker adware manually is difficult and often the adware is not completely removed. Therefore, we suggest you to run the MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) that are completely clean your PC system. Moreover, this free application will help you to delete malware, potentially unwanted apps, toolbars and hijackers that your machine can be infected too.
Installing the MalwareBytes Free is simple. First you will need to download MalwareBytes Free on your personal computer from the following link.
Category: Security tools
Update: April 15, 2020
After downloading is complete, close all software and windows on your PC system. Double-click the install file named mb3-setup. If the “User Account Control” dialog box pops up like the one below, click the “Yes” button.
It will open the “Setup wizard” which will help you install MalwareBytes AntiMalware (MBAM) on your system. Follow the prompts and don’t make any changes to default settings.
Once installation is done successfully, click Finish button. MalwareBytes will automatically start and you can see its main screen as shown on the image below.
Now press the “Scan Now” button to perform a system scan for the Awesome Package Tracker adware. This task can take quite a while, so please be patient. While the MalwareBytes Anti Malware tool is scanning, you may see number of objects it has identified as being infected by malicious software.
Once MalwareBytes AntiMalware completes the scan, MalwareBytes Anti-Malware (MBAM) will open you the results. Review the scan results and then click “Quarantine Selected” button. The MalwareBytes Anti Malware (MBAM) will get rid of Awesome Package Tracker adware and add items to the Quarantine. When finished, you may be prompted to restart the machine.
We suggest you look at the following video, which completely explains the process of using the MalwareBytes Free to remove adware, hijacker infection and other malware.
How to stay safe online
It is important to use ad-blocker applications like AdGuard to protect your machine from harmful webpages. Most security experts says that it is okay to block advertisements. You should do so just to stay safe! And, of course, the AdGuard can to block malicious and other unwanted webpages.
Download AdGuard from the following link.
Author: © Adguard
Category: Security tools
Update: November 15, 2018
Once downloading is complete, double-click the downloaded file to start it. The “Setup Wizard” window will show up on the computer screen as on the image below.
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 displayed on the screen below.
Click “Skip” button to close the window and use the default settings, or click “Get Started” to see an quick guide which will allow you get to know AdGuard better.
Each time, when you start your PC, AdGuard will launch automatically and stop undesired ads, block malicious or misleading websites. 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 can be found on your desktop.
To sum up
Now your personal computer should be clean of the Awesome Package Tracker adware. We suggest that you keep AdGuard (to help you stop unwanted pop ups and annoying malicious web-sites) and Zemana Anti-Malware (ZAM) (to periodically scan your PC system for new adware softwares and other malicious software). 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 remove Awesome Package Tracker ads from the Google Chrome, Edge, Firefox and Internet Explorer, then ask for help here here.