Delete Package Tracker Express BETA EXTENSION
Package Tracker Express BETA EXTENSION is a questionable browser extension, classified as a browser hijacker and a potential threat by anti-virus programs. Once it installs, it will make unwanted changes to browser’s settings and set its promoted site as your homepage and new tabs.
The extension is available for download from the Chrome web store
Despite being promoted as a useful extension for tracking packages, it’s classified as a browser hijacker due to its behaviour. It’s available for download from browser web stores but can also be installed accidentally, via the software bundling method. If you don’t remember adding it to your browser and it’s suddenly there, it installed via software bundling, essentially without your permission. Programs that use this method are usually classified as potential threats by anti-virus programs.
As soon as the hijacker installs, you will know because your Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox browsers will have changed settings. A different site will be set as your homepage and new tabs, and you will be forced to use a questionable search engine. The site that’s set as the homepage will also have a couple of features that seem useful but that is merely a disguise to trick users into keeping hijackers installed.
It should be mentioned that Package Tracker Express BETA EXTENSION is not a dangerous infection. It’s very annoying due to the changes it makes to your browser but it’s not directly harmful. The main thing it does is it changes browser’s settings and sets its promoted site as your homepage/new tabs. These changes are done to make redirecting you to sponsored websites easier, as that is its main purpose. It will try to redirect you to all kinds of questionable websites by inserting links into results when you do a search, and not all of them will be safe so keep that in mind when you see sponsored content in search results.
The thing about those redirects is that they won’t always be safe. You could be redirected to all kinds of questionable websites, some of which could be hiding malware or promoting scams. So even if a browser hijackers looks harmless enough, it has no place on your computer and should be removed immediately. We recommend using anti-virus software to uninstall Package Tracker Express BETA EXTENSION because the program would take care of everything without you needing to do anything.
Browser hijacker installation methods
Browser hijackers are usually installed accidentally, via free software bundling. The method is quite sneaky because it allows certain programs like hijackers to install essentially without permission. This is why it’s commonly used by unwanted program developers, and why anti-virus programs usually detect ones that use it. Software bundling is essentially adding additional offers (browser hijackers, adware or potentially unwanted programs) to free programs. Those offers are permitted to install alongside, unless you manually prevent them. But doing that may be difficult because the offers are initially hidden. If you want to make them visible, you need to install programs in Advanced (Custom) settings. Those settings will also allow you to deselect all offers, and we suggest you always do that. None of those offers will be useful, and they can be difficult to get rid of once installed.
Since the extension is also available on browser web stores, you could have downloaded it from there. However, the extension doesn’t have the best reviews or look reliable in any way so it’s doubtful you would willingly install it. Nonetheless, if that’s actually the case, you need to research programs extensively before installing them. That includes looking at its data collection practices, as many of these questionable extensions are very intrusive and collect all kinds of data, such as browsing history and location.
Package Tracker Express BETA EXTENSION removal
Since it is a browser hijackers with questionable features and data collection practices, it’s strongly recommended that you delete Package Tracker Express BETA EXTENSION from your computer as soon as possible. Using anti-virus software would be easiest because the program would take care of everything. Programs like WiperSoft would not only remove Package Tracker Express BETA EXTENSION but also undo all setting changes done to your browser. Once the hijacker is no longer present, you will be able to change your browser’s settings as you want.
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The article should only be used for educational purposes. If you follow the instructions provided in the article, you agree to be bound by this disclaimer. We do not guarantee that the article will aid you in completely removing the malware from your PC. Malicious programs are constantly developing, which is why it is not always easy or possible to clean the computer by using only the manual removal guide.
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