Do you know what Search.hfastpackagetracker.co is?
Not all the search tools that look reliable are legitimate search providers. The same can be said about Search.hfastpackagetracker.co. It has all the typical features of a decent search provider, but it is not exactly what it claims to be. First, it cannot be called a reputable search tool because it can change default homepages on all popular web browsers (Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome) without permission. Second, it has been noticed that it shows untrustworthy search results to users. Third, it might even record certain personal details provided by the user voluntarily. We will elaborate on this in the next paragraph of this report, so if you need some more information about this search tool, you should continue reading this article. We hope that your final decision will be to delete Search.hfastpackagetracker.co from browsers fully. You will not miss this search provider, we can assure you, because there are plenty of reputable search providers available, and you could set any of them on your browsers after the full deletion of this browser hijacker.
Search.hfastpackagetracker.co does not differ much from reputable search providers at first sight. It also has a search tool that returns search results, and it even contains a bar at the top with quick-access buttons. Unfortunately, in reality, it has several obvious drawbacks. Researchers have noticed that some of the search results displayed by Search.hfastpackagetracker.co to users are nothing more than the modified search results. They might look like ordinary search results, but they are not – they will not take you to pages containing information you are looking for. The more likely scenario is that you one day will be taken to an untrustworthy page with undesirable software on it if you use Search.hfastpackagetracker.co as your default search provider. The undesirable software these pages promote might be installed on your PC in the blink of an eye, so we cannot tell you that it is fine to use this search tool to perform web searches. We cannot consider Search.hfastpackagetracker.co a legitimate search provider also because it might record details that can identify users personally. It is not a malicious application, so it cannot access these details itself, but it will not miss a chance to record data provided by users, e.g. entered in the search box. It discloses the recorded information to third parties, so if you do not want any personal details to reach them, you should stop using Search.hfastpackagetracker.co right away. Of course, it would be best to completely remove it from browsers and set a new page in its place.Search.hfastpackagetracker.co screenshot
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There is one more reason we cannot call Search.hfastpackagetracker.co a legitimate search provider. Research has clearly shown that it acts as a browser hijacker. In other words, you might find it set as your new homepage without your consent. According to our experienced malware researchers, it could be spread with software promoted on filewon.com, malavida.es, filewin.com, and similar pages, so it should not be a surprise that the majority of people who discover Search.hfastpackagetracker.co set as their new homepages know nothing about its entrance. It is not very easy to protect browsers from unauthorized changes, so we recommend that you install an automatic security application on your computer to ensure the system’s maximum protection.
Although Search.hfastpackagetracker.co has hijacked your browsers, it does not affect browsers’ shortcuts and does not make any other major modifications like some other browser hijackers, so you will remove it from your browsers by resetting them to default one by one. Less experienced users should go to eliminate the dubious search tool with the help of our manual removal guide, or they can remove it quicker with an automated malware remover. Of course, first of all, you will need to acquire a powerful scanner.
How to delete Search.hfastpackagetracker.co
- Open Internet Explorer.
- Press Alt+T.
- Click Internet Options.
- Open the Advanced tab.
- Click Reset.
- Mark Delete personal settings.
- Click Reset.
- Launch Mozilla Firefox and tap Alt+H simultaneously.
- Click Troubleshooting information.
- Click the Refresh Firefox button.
- Confirm the browser reset by clicking Refresh Firefox again.
- Open Google Chrome and tap Alt+F.
- Open Settings.
- Click Advanced.
- Click Reset.
In non-techie terms:
Search.hfastpackagetracker.co is not a search tool you should use as your default search provider because it might present you with untrustworthy search results that can expose you to potential threats. Unfortunately, it is not the only reason you should eliminate it. It cannot be considered trustworthy also because it might record personal details provided by the user. Last but not least, it acts as a browser hijacker, i.e., it usually changes web browsers’ settings without the user’s knowledge, which immediately shows that it is not a tool that can be trusted.