Do you know what Package Tracker Pro is?
Users who encounter Package Tracker Pro should keep it in mind that while they could be tracking their packages, the application might be monitoring them. As you see, our researchers learned the extension might be showing modified search results injected with third-party advertising content. Apparently, to display more tempting ads, the application could collect information about your browsing habits, e.g., visited sites, time spent there, clicked ads, etc. The reason why we are mentioning this quality is not just because the displayed content might irritate, but also because it could come from potentially malicious sources. Therefore, we would advise you not to take any chances with such program and if you think it is not worth it either we encourage you to use the removal guide located below this article or a reputable antimalware tool of your choice to eliminate Package Tracker Pro.
To begin with, we should tell you the extension falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs. Such classification does not suggest Package Tracker Pro could be harmful to the system, although it should warn its potential users that it might be possibly dangerous. According to our researchers, the first thing that makes us doubt the application’s reliability is the fact it was created by a company called Polarity Technologies Ltd. It is known to us as an untrustworthy developer since we have already researched quite a lot of its created browser hijackers; many of them used a modified search engine and could display questionable advertising content too. Most of them were just clones of one another, so it makes us doubt the newly created extension is any better.
Furthermore, our researchers have discovered Package Tracker Pro could be downloaded from Chrome Web Store Page and its official website called packagetrackerpro.com. There is a chance it might travel with bundled software installers too, in which case, some users could install it accidentally. After being installed the extension may change some of the user’s browser settings like default search engine, homepage, or new tab page. Instead of the pages that were supposed to be loaded after entering a search query, launching the browser, or creating a new tab, the affected browser might now lead the user to search.searchptp.com. It is the potentially unwanted program’s search tool.Package Tracker Pro screenshot
Scroll down for full removal instructions
It appears to be search.searchptp.com might be using a modified Yahoo search engine to gather the results, which means by the time you receive them the results could be modified. For instance, they may contain questionable third-party advertising content, such as targeted pop-up ads, banners, and so on. The reason we believe some of this content could be potentially malicious is that Package Tracker Pro creators take no responsibility for any third-party content. It might mean the ads may not be reviewed or checked before they are displayed to users to evaluate their reliability. If this is the case, we believe some of them might advertise other potentially unwanted programs or even malware, lead the user to sites asking for personal information, e.g., sites showing fake lottery winnings, surveys, and so on.
All things considered, the application may allow you to track your packages, but it could also introduce you to potentially harmful content, and because of this, we do not think it would be wise to continue using it. If you feel the same, we urge you to use the removal guide available below this text or download a reputable antimalware tool and let it deal with Package Tracker Pro for you. Users who have more questions about the extension can leave us a message at the end of this page too.
Erase Package Tracker Pro from Internet Explorer
Windows 8 & Windows 10
- Launch the RUN by pressing Windows Key+R.
- Type Control Panel and click OK.
- Select option Uninstall a program.
- Locate the application and press Uninstall.
Windows Vista& Windows 7
- Open the Start menu and choose Control Panel.
- Pick Uninstall a program.
- Select the program and click Uninstall.
- Click on Start and pick Control Panel.
- Select Add or Remove Programs.
- Find Package Tracker Pro and select Uninstall.
Delete Package Tracker Pro from other browsers
- Press CTRL+SHIFT+A.
- Choose Extensions.
- Select the program and press Remove.
- Press ALT+F and select Settings.
- Click on More tools and pick Extensions.
- Find Package Tracker Pro.
- Press the trash bin button near it.
- Select Remove.
In non-techie terms:
Package Tracker Pro is a suspicious browser extension classified as a potentially unwanted program. This category is for applications that are not malicious, but still cannot be trusted either. In this case, our computer security specialists believe it could be showing users unreliable third-party advertising content. For instance, some of the ads could redirect the user to cam web pages, sites distributing malware, suggesting installing threats like browser hijackers, adware, similar potentially unwanted programs, and so on. Consequently, we would advise our readers to think about whether it is worth to keep such an untrustworthy extension on their browser when there are safer alternatives to track your packages. If you decide not to take any risks we encourage you to get rid of this questionable application with the removal guide available above or a reputable antimalware tool of your choice.