- Hijacks homepage
- Changes default search engine
Do you believe that Search.searchgtp.com is the best tool for tracking your packages? If you do, it is possible that you have found and downloaded “Get Tracker Package” knowing exactly how it would work on your operating system. This extension is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer browsers, and its only function to expose users of these browsers to the suspicious search tool we are discussing in this report. Unsurprisingly, it is classified as a browser hijacker because the changes it makes are quite aggressive. Whether it takes over the New Tab only or it changes the default search provider and the homepage as well, you need to identify it as a threat. Without a doubt, it is easier to wrap one’s head around this idea if the extension and the hijacker slither in without notice. However, even if the browser was modified with permission, it is recommended that you remove Search.searchgtp.com. In this report, you will learn exactly why deleting this search tool is necessary, as well as how to do it.
“Get Tracker Package” is officially represented via http://get.trackerpackages.co/; however, an installer for this extension does not exist on this page. Google Chrome users can download the suspicious extension from https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/get-tracker-package/mhlgkbpahibkhanlfdkcgbldpjfejccc, and they might be routed to this source via random pop-ups shown on unreliable websites. Internet Explorer and Firefox users could face the installer of this extension via bundled downloads, in which case, it could be packaged with malware that also requires removal. This particular add-on was created by Polarity Technologies Ltd. to expose users to Search.searchgtp.com, but there are hundreds of other add-ons that represent hijackers from the same family. Some of them include Search.weatherradarforecast.co and Search.searchtmpn.com. The latter one is completely identical to Search.searchgtp.com, and it also lures uses in with its package tracking service. Although this service might work, you still need to delete the hijacker and that is because you are not safe as long as it is installed.
Since it is most likely that you were introduced to Search.searchgtp.com by an extension called “Get Tracker Package,” you need to get rid of it. According to our research and tests, the hijacker should disappear and your normal homepage, search provider, and New Tab should be restored. That means that instead of deleting Search.searchgtp.com you actually need to get rid of an extension. Note that it works as an application for Internet Explorer. In case the extension is not involved, you should be able to get rid of the hijacker by replacing the undesirable homepage and search provider. Unfortunately, it is very possible that other threats exist along with the undesirable extension and hijacker, which is why manual removal might not be such a good idea at all. We recommend installing anti-malware software. It will take care of any existing threats, and, most important, it will strengthen your system’s protection to ensure that unwanted and malicious programs cannot slither in and take over in the future.