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Danger level 3
Type: Potentially Unwanted Application

Shipment Trackers

Shipment Trackers might be stumbled upon users who are looking for tools to track their shipments. The extension offers links to websites that can provide such tools as well as popular links to social media web pages, shopping websites, and so on. Also, the application could change your homepage and default search engine. Some users might not like these changes as well as the fact that the application could view their browsing history. Consequently, the extension falls under the classification of potentially unwanted programs. If you want to know more details about it, we recommend reading our full article. We can also offer instructions that show how to delete Shipment Trackers from your browser; you can find them at the end of this article. Naturally, if you have any questions, feel free to use our comment section.

At first, we should talk about where Shipment Trackers might come from. Our researchers say that the application belongs to the Mindspark toolbars' family. Meaning there are much more similar extensions like this one that are consider it to be potentially unwanted programs. Often such applications are spread through unreliable file-sharing websites, various kinds of advertisements, and channels alike.

Therefore, we recommend against downloading applications from unreliable sources. Also, it is very important to research programs before you install them to learn if they come from reputable developers. If you do not want to waste time on programs that could be worthless to you, we recommend learning everything about how they work too, so that there would not be unpleasant surprises later. Finally, users who want to avoid both potentially unwanted programs and malicious applications should keep a reputable antimalware tool that could guard their systems against doubtful tools and various threats.

Next, we should talk about how Shipment Trackers works. Our researchers say that the application might hijack your homepage and change your default search engine. Thus, after installing the extension your browser might start loading a website called when you start a new search or open your browser. The mentioned website should provide a search box and links to popular websites. Also, the extension could place a toolbar below your browser's address bar. This toolbar ought to provide links to websites that provide shipment-tracking tools and another search box.

At this point, we should mention that the application’s search website, which can be accessed through its toolbar’s search box too, might redirect to a modified Yahoo search engine. In other words, Shipment Trackers search tool may not gather or display results. However, since it might use a modified version of Yahoo to complete these tasks, it is possible that the potentially unwanted program could inject search results with third-party ads and content alike. Our researchers say that such content could be targeted too as the application asks for a permission to view browsing history. Allowing it to do so may help the potentially unwanted program and its third-party partners learn what interests you and how to make ads more tempting. We do not say that Shipment Trackers will necessarily act this way, but it is possible that it could.

Naturally, if you are not too happy about the fact that the application may change your browser preferences and that it could view your browsing history, you may want to look for another way to track your shipments. Of course, if you have already installed this potentially unwanted program and now realize that you no longer want it, you could erase Shipment Trackers. Our researchers say that users could get rid of it manually by removing the unwanted application from their browsers’ extensions menu. Since the tool seems to be working only on Google Chrome, the instructions available below show how to remove it from this browser only. The other way to delete Shipment Trackers is to get a reliable antimalware tool that could eliminate the potentially unwanted program for you.

Remove Shipment Trackers

  1. Launch your Google Chrome.
  2. Copy the following line: chrome://extensions
  3. Insert it into your browser’s address bar and click Enter.
  4. Look for Shipment Trackers, tap Remove, and confirm if needed.
  5. Restart your browser.
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