- Annoying Pop-up's
- Shows commercial adverts
- Connects to the internet without permission
TrackAPackage Toolbar advertises itself as an all-in-one package tracing tool; however, we have found that it is not only a useless browser extension, but it might even put your system’s security at risk. While it does sound like a great idea to have a toolbar that provides you with free tracking tools for FedEx®, UPS®, USPS®, and more, TrackAPackage Toolbar also tracks your browsing habits and may also come bundled with other infections. All in all, the presence of this toolbar on your system is potentially dangerous as it might expose you to a variety of threats. If you take security seriously, we advise that you remove TrackAPackage Toolbar from your PC.
TrackAPackage Toolbar comes from the Mindspark toolbar family, which includes members, such as RecipeSearch Toolbar and EasyMailLogin Toolbar. You can install this toolbar right from the official website, trackapackage.net; however, most people get infected with TrackAPackage Toolbar when it sneaks onto their systems in a freeware bundle. You need to be careful with free software packages because there is a chance that they may contain malicious programs, which can seriously harm your computer. Therefore, it pays to go for the Advanced option in the installation wizard or untick the checkboxes, when offered, not to install tools or applications you do not want to. If you ignore this step, you might end up with multiple security issues and your only option will be to delete all these infections.
TrackAPackage Toolbar generates revenue for its publisher, Mindspark Interactive Network, Inc., via third-party ads and links it may insert in the search results. This toolbar is powered by Ask.com, which means that your home page and search engine will be set to Ask.com if you fail to untick the above-mentioned checkboxes during the installation. TrackAPackage Toolbar can collect data about your online behavior and share this with third-parties thus making sure that the ads and links you are presented with among the search results are relevant to you. However, schemers can use the vulnerabilities of the toolbar and embed their own corrupted links in these ads and redirect you to possible unsafe websites. Visiting a compromised website can result in more system infections or even worse; you might find yourself on a fake online shopping site where by entering your personal or banking details could lead to severe privacy breach. Once cyber criminals get hold of such data, they can commit a broad variety of online frauds. If you do not remove TrackAPackage Toolbar from your system, the potential will always be there that you may even accidentally click on the “wrong” link.
Since restoring your system’s security takes more than just uninstalling TrackAPackage Toolbar via Control Panel, we provide you with an easy-to-follow removal guide below the article. Please follow the steps carefully to make sure that you completely clean TrackAPackage Toolbar from your PC. Unfortunately, some other infections may still remain that need to be dealt with, too. If you are not an IT expert, we would suggest using a professional malware removal tool to detect and remove all known threats from your system and safeguard it from new attacks.
How to remove TrackAPackage Toolbar
Windows Vista/Windows 7
Windows 8/Windows 8.1
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