How to remove PackageTracer (Removal Instructions)

How to remove PackageTracer (Removal Instructions)

PackageTracer is the name of a Myway and Mindspark Interactive Network browser extension. The PackageTracer extension is recognized as a potentially unwanted program (PUP) by reputable sources. The extension is known to utilize deceptive marketing tactics, collect user browsing data, change internet browser settings, and cause other complications.

PackageTracer

Once the PackageTracer extension is installed it will change your homepage, new tab page, and search settings to search.myway.com. This will cause affected web browsers to start-up on and redirect to the search webpage when a new browser window is opened, a new browser tab is opened, or a search is performed in the browser’s address bar.

Name PackageTracer,  Package Tracer, PackageTracer virus *This object is not a computer virus  by definition
Detection Categories Adware, Potentially Unwanted Program (PUP)
Publisher Description Now you can easily track all your incoming and outgoing shipments, manage your online purchases and organize electronic receipts!
Symptoms The user may experience unwanted advertisements and browser redirects to sponsored web content.
Common Path(s) C:\Program Files (x86)
C:\Users\{USER}\Downloads\
C:\Users\{USER}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage\
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What is PackageTracer?

PackageTracer is promoted as a free browser extension that can help you “easily track all your incoming and outgoing shipments, manage your online purchases and organize electronic receipts.” Even if PackageTracer does what it is supposed to do, it is still a completely unnecessary object and the user can be affected because of its data collection policy, extension permissions, and changes to existing internet browser settings.

PackageTracer extension for Google Chrome

The PackageTracer extension for Google Chrome is very intrusive compared to browser extensions that are considered legitimate and safe. The extension has permissions set allowing it to read and change your data on the websites you visit, read and change your browsing history, manage your downloads, manage your apps, extensions, and themes, and communicate with cooperating native applications.

PackageTracer Removal Instructions

The PackageTracer removal instructions on this page will help you remove PackageTracer, the PackageTracer extension, viruses, malware, and other threats from your computer and browser.

  1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes
  2. Scan your computer with HitmanPro
  3. Uninstall PackageTracer and unwanted programs
  4. Remove PackageTracer and unwanted browser add-ons
  5. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

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1. Scan your computer with Malwarebytes

The first step to remove this program is to download and install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software in order to perform a full system scan for malicious files.

1. Download and Install Malwarebytes Anti-Malware software.

2. Open Malwarebytes and click the Scan Now button or go to the Scan tab and click the Start Scan button.

3. When the Malwarebytes scan is complete click the Remove Selected button.

4. To finish the Malwarebytes scan and remove detected threats click the Finish button and restart your computer if promoted to do so.

2. Scan your computer with HitmanPro

The second step to remove this program is to download and install a second opinion scanner called HitmanPro by Surfright in order to perform a full system scan for malicious files.

1. Download and Install HitmanPro by Surfright.

2. Open HitmanPro and click Next to start scanning your computer. *If you are using the free version you may chose to create a copy or perform a one-time scan.

3. When the HitmanPro scan is complete click the Next button.

4. To activate the free version of HitmanPro: enter your email address twice and click the Activate button.

5. Click the Reboot button.

3. Uninstall PackageTracer and unwanted programs

The third step to remove this program is to uninstall PackageTracer and other unwanted programs in Windows Control Panel.

1. Open Windows Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.

2. In the Programs section click Uninstall a program. In earlier versions of Windows this is listed as “Add and remove programs.”

3. Search for PackageTracer Supporting Application in the list and double click it.

4. Once you have uninstalled PackageTracer Supporting Application search for other unwanted programs that may be installed on your computer such as DNS Unlocker and Money Viking and uninstall them as well.

4. Remove PackageTracer and unwanted browser add-ons

The fourth step to remove this program is to remove unwanted browser add-ons and extensions from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Internet Explorer, and Apple Safari.

Google Chrome

1. Click the Customize and control Google Chrome icon and go to More tools > Extensions.

remove PackageTracer

2. Search for the unwanted extension in the list and click the trashcan icon.

Mozilla Firefox

1. Open the Menu and click Add-ons.

2. Search for the unwanted add-on and click Remove.

Microsoft Internet Explorer

1. Go to Tools (Alt+X) and click Manage add-ons.

2. Search for the unwanted add-on in the list, select it with your mouse, and click Remove.

Apple Safari

1. Go to Safari > Preferences > Extensions.

2.  Search for the unwanted extension in the list and click the Uninstall button.

5. Cleanup and repair settings with CCleaner

The fifth step to remove this program is to download and install CCleaner by Piriform in order to delete leftover junk files, tracking cookies, registry entries, unwanted start-up tasks, and more.

1. Download and Install CCleaner by Piriform.

2. Open CCleaner and go to the main Cleaner screen. Click the Analyze button. When the process is complete, click the Run Cleaner button on the bottom right of the program interface.

3. Go to Tools > Startup and search for suspicious entries in each tab starting from Windows all the way to Content Menu. If you find anything suspicious click it and click the Delete button to remove it.

4. Go to the Registry window and click the Scan for Issues button. When the scan is complete click the Fix selected issues… button and click Fix All Selected Issues.


Sean Doyle

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