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Danger level 7
Type: Trojans
Common infection symptoms:
  • Slow Computer
  • System crashes
  • Normal system programs crash immediatelly
  • Connects to the internet without permission
  • Installs itself without permissions
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

Tracker Packages New Tab

Tracker Packages New Tab is one of the many potentially unwanted applications that work like browser extensions. Technically, there is nothing malicious about such applications, but they tend to be annoying and intrusive, so security experts always recommend removing them. Perhaps you added this extension to your browser accidentally, and you don’t even want to have it. If so, please scroll down to the bottom of this description and follow the removal guidelines to delete Tracker Packages New Tab for good. There might be more unwanted applications on-board, too, so don’t forget to scan your system with a licensed security tool.

Our research team suggests that Tracker Packages New Tab is closely related to, which is a browser hijacker we discussed quite a while ago. In fact, there are a lot of similar applications out there. They are quite easy to create and distribute, so it is not surprising that sometimes we experience onslaughts of annoying and unnecessary browser extensions. However, in this case, the most important thing to understand is that users DOWNLOAD these apps themselves. You might not be aware of it, but Tracker Packages New Tab does not slither into your system behind your back.

How can someone not know that they add something to their browser? Well, it all relates to the distribution method that these applications employ. They often have official websites, but users seldom get those apps from there. It is far more likely that Tracker Packages New Tab and other similar applications reach your system via pop-ups and third-party file-sharing websites. Our research team indicates,,, and as probably the main propagators of this software, but there are bound to be more websites that distribute Tracker Packages New Tab, too.

For instance, it is very common for Tracker Packages New Tab to come bundled with some other application. If you download software from file-sharing sites, you have to remember that the installer file might carry several applications. Thus, if you go through the download process automatically, you will miss your chance to deselect Tracker Packages New Tab and other unwanted apps. In other words, users often have the choice, but they fail to use it because installation seems to be like a default process. But you would definitely do yourself a favor if you read at least some of the installation steps carefully. If not to avoid Tracker Packages New Tab, then at least to choose the exact features of a program that you need.

Alright, so let’s say Tracker Packages New Tab is added to your browser. What happens then? At first, you might be surprised or confused because this extension may look a little bit like a browser hijacker. In other words, it changes some of your browser’s settings. For instance, it modifies your default search engine to It means that all of your queries go through this website. It might also look like this search engine could be useful, but Tracker Packages New Tab and other similar applications always employ modified versions of popular search engines, so using them would be redundant.

What’s more, when your search queries go through this website, Tracker Packages New Tab can track your online activity. Of course, these extensions cannot collect personally identifiable information, but they can use tracking cookies to more or less check your likes and preferences based on the websites you visit and the search keywords you use. This should result in more custom content coming your way, and on the surface, this sounds like a good deal. However, we have to remember that Tracker Packages New Tab and other similar applications do not review the content they promote. Hence, it is always possible that someone could exploit this extension and its advertising space to display malicious content or dangerous outgoing links. Having these risks in mind, it would be for the best to remove Tracker Packages New Tab for good.

You can follow the instructions below to terminate the extension. If you do not want to bother with it manually, you can always invest in a security tool that will help you delete Tracker Packages New Tab and other potential threats from your system automatically. To avoid similar intruders in the future, be careful about what you download and the sites you visit.

How to Delete Tracker Packages New Tab

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+R and then Run prompt will open.
  2. Type regedit into the Open box and click OK.
  3. Open HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  4. On the right side, right-click the Main Page value.
  5. Choose Modify and edit the homepage address. Press OK.
  6. Open HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes.
  7. Remove the {77C891EA-7A8E-4E00-91F8-523BE8B130C0} key under SearchScopes.
  8. Open HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall.
  9. Delete the {28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8} key under Uninstall.
  10. Exit Registry Editor and press Win+R again.
  11. Type %AppData% and click OK.
  12. Delete the {28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8} folder from the directory.


  1. Press Win+R and enter %AppData%. Press OK.
  2. Navigate to Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[Unique User ID].
  3. Open the prefs.js file with Notepad.
  4. Remove this string: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "");
  5. Save changes in the file and exit Notepad.


  1. Press Win+R and enter %LocalAppData%. Click OK.
  2. Navigate to Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  3. Delete the Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data files.
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