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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Shows commercial adverts
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

PackageTracer Toolbar

A notorious group known as Mindspark has a new malicious toolbar roaming the web. It is called PackageTracer Toolbar and it is directly related to other installments of this group such as FunCustomCreations Toolbar, MergeDocsOnline Toolbar, EasyDocMerge Toolbar, and many others. Just like the majority of this counterpart PackageTracer Toolbar is advertised as a great tool. On its official website, you can come across statements claiming this toolbar is an excellent tool that should help you trace your packages right within your web browser. Do not get fooled by such statements as they are used to trick naïve Internet users into downloading and installing an utterly worthless tool, which, in fact, will only cause major disruptions while you are browsing the web. If your PC is already infected with this malicious toolbar make sure to use the detailed removal that we provide below to get rid of it.

As soon as PackageTracer Toolbar enters your operating system it will make a few crucial changes within your browser’s default settings without any notification. Your default homepage and search engine will be altered almost instantly. It goes without saying that these changes will affect your web browsing experience in a negative way to put it mildly. This is so because using your preferred search engine will be almost impossible since a new third-party one will be inserted. Additionally all of your web browsing sessions will no longer start on the homepage that you set, but rather on the new one that has been set by this intrusive toolbar. What is even more annoying and frustrating is that the toolbar itself will be of no help whatsoever. It is quite ironic that a program that should assist you with your online activities will only make the whole online experience far worse. To restore the default settings of your web browser do not hesitate to conduct a complete removal of PackageTracer Toolbar.

To avoid getting your PC infected with PackageTracer Toolbar make sure to take a few preventative steps. One of the most important things to remember is that in the majority of cases such toolbar are spread via software bundles even though it is possible to download them from their official websites. Thus, it is quite natural that you are advised to stay away from all the suspicious sites that provide bundled installers. We also strongly advise you to implement a professional antimalware. Such a tool is imperative if you are a security conscious user as it provides overall system security at all times; warning you about any suspicious installers or websites in advanced as well as it is a great tool to have if any removal procedures are needed.

The removal of PackageTracer Toolbar is a two-step procedure because you will first need to remove the malicious browser extension that it implements and then you will need to remove this malicious program via Control Panel as a whole. Only by completing such removal you will be able to restore your browser’s default settings. If you find manual removal a bit too complicated we highly advise you to remove PackageTracer Toolbar with a help of a reliable antimalware tool.

How to remove PackageTracer Toolbar from your web browser

Google Chrome

  1. Launch the browser and simultaneously tap Alt+F.
  2. Select Tools and then click Extensions.
  3. Click the recycle bin icon placed next to the undesirable add-on and select Remove.

Internet Explorer

  1. Open your web browser and simultaneously tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Manage Add-ons and move to Toolbars and Extensions.
  3. Disable the undesirable plugin and click Close.

Mozilla Firefox

  1. Launch the browser.
  2. Simultaneously tap Ctrl+Shift+A.
  3. From the menu on the left select Extensions.
  4. Remove the undesirable plugin.

How to remove PackageTracer Toolbar from your PC

Windows Vista and Windows 7

  1. Click the Windows button.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click the Uninstall a program option.
  4. Select PackageTracer Toolbar.
  5. Click the Uninstall button.

Windows XP

  1. Click Start.
  2. Select Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Uninstall the unwanted application.

Windows 8

  1. Move the mouse pointer to the lower-left corner of the screen.
  2. Right-click and then select Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a program.
  4. Double-click the unwanted program.
  5. Confirm that you want to remove it.
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