How To Remove The Tracking999 Virus And Stop Redirecting To Tracking999.com (Tracking999 Luxemil Search Engine)

What is Tracking999 (Tracking999.com, Luxemil Search Engine)?

The Tracking999 virus is malware, categorized as a browser hijacker, that is often referred to as the Tracking999 redirection virus. The Tracking999 virus hijacks internet browser settings, which in turn causes infected internet browsers to redirect to tracking999.com, luxemil.com, and other related and malicious websites upon searching the internet via the browser’s address bar. The Tracking999 virus also hijacks home page settings causing browsers to start up at tracking999.com websites without permission.

Tracking999 Virus

Tracking999.com search results provided via luxemil.com host malicious software that will install onto your computer simply by visiting the website. If you use a browser such as Google Chrome, Google will identify the malware via community sample rate, and will restrict access to the Tracking999 search results (shown in the image below). The malicious software that Tracking999 attempts to install are most likely backdoor parasites including spyware, Trojans, and worms capable of collecting information including personal and system user information, installing third party software which may induce an abundance of malicious activity on an infected system, and other malicious attacks that put the infected computer system and user at a very high risk of falling victim to very severe cyber criminal activity.

If your browser and computer are infected with or showing symptoms of the Tracking999 virus, use the steps provided in this article to detect and remove the parasite and to repair infected internet browser settings back to normal.

Luxemil.com And Tracking999.com Dangers

Luxemil.com and Tracking999.com is the same search engine and both websites are extremely dangerous as well as different than most other browser hijackers in the fact that the Luxemil search engine directly hosts malware that will intsall onto a computer simply by visiting the websites.

Luxemil Search Tracking999 Malware Warning

The malicious websites also provide links to third party malware which may include adware, spyware, Trojans, and worms.

How To Remove The Tracking999 Virus (Tracking999.com)

If the Tracking999 virus or malware causing redirections to Luxemil search websites such as tracking999.com, or other suspicious symptoms of an infection are not properly dealt with and removed from your computer you are at a very high risk of becoming a victim to cyber criminal activity involving credit theft, extortion, and identity theft.

Use the Tracking999 virus removal options below to remove the Luxemil and Tracking999 virus from your computer. Once complete, treat the symptoms of the Tracking999 hijacker by repairing your browser home page and provided search engine settings. Your browser’s provided search engine is what causes your browser to redirect to tracking999.com and other websites.

Tracking999 Virus Removal Options

  1. Antivirus & Anti-Malware Software (Detect And Remove Malware)
  2. System Restore (Optional Troubleshoot)
  3. Uninstall Malicious Programs (Window’s Uninstaller)
  4. Remove Malicious Browser Helper Objects (Add-ons, Extensions, & Toolbars)
  5. Repair Home Page (Remove Tracking999.com From Home Page)
  6. Repair Provided Search Engine (Stop Redirecting To Tracking999.com)
  7. Delete Browser Cache And Cookie Files (Browser Data)

1. Anti-Malware Software (Detect And Remove Malware)

Malwarebytes is the most recommended Antivirus / Anti-Malware software used to scan, detect, and remove malware including browser hijackers that may cause browsers to redirect to Tracking999.com. View other Antivirus recommendations. Once malware is removed, if your internet browsers have been changed by Tracking999.com, switch your Home Page and Provided Search Engines back to normal using the steps below.
Remove Virus

2. System Restore  (Optional Troubleshoot)

Perform a system restore to an automatic restore point created by Windows each week or during system updates. A System Restore can be used to set the computer system back to a date and time before the Tracking999 infection was contracted in order to essentially remove malware. A System Recovery can also be initiated to restore factory settings. Once complete, repair your Home Page and Provided Search Engines if necessary to stop redirecting to Tracking999.com.

3. Uninstall Malicious Programs (Window’s Uninstaller)

Browser hijackers are often accompanied by add-ons, extensions, and Toolbars and these browser helper objects often install onto a system undetected in order to attach to certain web browsers and/or collect system and user data, etc.

Use the steps below to search for any program negatively affecting your internet browser alongside symptoms of redirecting to Tracking999.com based Luxemil search websites.

1. Access Window’s Start Menu and select Control Panel

2. Select Uninstall a program or Add and remove programs

Uninstall a Program

3. Look for malicious and suspicious software in the list of installed programs, once found (if at all) select the unwanted program and click the Uninstall button or double click the program to remove it.

4. Remove Malicious Browser Helper Objects (Add-ons, Extensions, & Toolbars)

Make sure you have accomplished the uninstall instructions above before attempting to remove malicious browser helper objects. Or, in any other scenario, if an add-on is detected via internet browser settings, check to see if a program is installed alongside the BHO afterwards.

Example: If the Botware Toolbar is attached to your internet browser, search for Botware Toolbar using the instructions in step 3 (fictitious Toolbar).

Mozilla Firefox

1. Click Tools and select Add-ons. (Ctrl+Shift+A)

2. On the Extensions and Plugin look for any suspicious add-ons and Toolbars and remove them.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.

2. On the Toolbars and Extensions tab look for any suspicious add-ons and Toolbars and remove them.

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Wrench or 3 bar icon next to the address bar and navigate to Tools > Extensions.

2. Look for any suspicious extensions and Toolbars and remove them by clicking the trashcan icon adjacent to the add-on/extension.

5. Repair Home Page (Remove Tracking999.com From Home Page)

Remove Tracking999.com from your home page.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Click Tools and select Options.

2. On the General tab search for and remove tracking999.com. Click Restore to Default or add your preferred web address.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Internet Options.

2. On the General tab remove tracking999.com and click Restore to Default or add your preferred web address.

Google Chrome

1. Click on the Wrench or 3 bar icon next to the address bar and select Settings.

2. Under the On startup section click Set pages.

3. Click the X next to tracking999.com and add or keep your preferred home page address such as botcrawl.com, or Google.com.

Remove Luxemil Search Engine Tracking999.com

6. Repair Provided Search Engines (Stop Redirecting To Tracking999.com)

How to stop browsers from redirecting to Tracking999.com.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Click the small search arrow or magnify glass near the search bar at the top of the internet browser.

2. Click the Manage search engines… option.

3. Select tracking999.com and click remove. If you don’t see tracking999.com on the list of search engines, tracking999.com may be set as default or listed under Other search engines.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Click Tools and select Manage add-ons.

2. Navigate to the Search Providers list.

3. Select tracking999.com and click the Remove button.

Google Chrome

1. Click the 3 bar or wrench settings icon (Customize and control Google Chrome icon) and select Settings.

2. In the Search section click the Manage search engines… button.

3. Remove tracking999.com by clicking the X next to it when tracking999.com is highlighted (or clicked on, selected).

If tracking999.com or luxemil.com is set as the default search engine, add and chose another search engine (such as Google.com) as a default engine by selecting the other search engine and clicking the make default transparent blue box that appears when the selection is highlighted.

7. Delete Browser Cache And Cookie Files (Browser Data)

If you visited malicious websites such as tracking999.com, luxemil.com, and/or related websites, or clicked third party links it is strongly recommended to delete your browser data to protect your privacy. You can delete your browser cache and cookie files in your browser’s preference or settings options.


Sean Doyle

http://Botcrawl.com

Sean Doyle is an engineer from Los Angeles, California. Sean's primary focuses include Internet Security, Web Spam, and Online Marketing.