What is Package Tracking Pro

Package Tracking Pro is a regular browser extension that entrenches deeply into your computer meanwhile changing the style of the homepage and other sides of the interface. As developers say, Package Tracking Pro escalates the uploading speed and refines searching results making up the best efficiency you can possibly get in 2020. But that is obviously all fake news. Under the shroud of transparency hides its actual face which is snatching your browser data like visited pages and browser history. In addition to that, the hijacker modifies the default browser’s search and homepage settings to search.searchm3p1.com, search.searchptp1.com or other search domain. All stollen data can then be easily sent to third parties for analyzing your interests. This can eventually lead to some kind of fraudulent scheme like ransom that implies an equal exchange. I have experienced it myself and know what it actually looks like. It is the time when you get lots of threats and unwanted stuff to your address. On top of that, once it gets installed on your PC it blocks off the access to browser settings so you cannot feasibly change them. In this article, you will find out how to secure yourself from this type of content and remove the Package Tracking Pro application from your computer.

How Package Tracking Pro infected your computer

Package Tracking Pro can be spread by various kinds of e-mail spam and especially so-called bundles. “Bundle” itself is a sort of program that hijackers secretly integrate into other installation kits. Have you ever stumbled upon extra offers whilst installing a program? You probably did. So the best way to avert this is walking through the installation process attentively and stopping on an offer page and figure out whether you need this extra program or not. The second, but not less popular method hijackers use to penetrate your pc is by clicking on malicious ads across the web. Stay aside from visiting pages that contain suspicious content and never tempt yourself to click on it simply because of the interest. I would recommend downloading the “AdBlock” browser extension that will tuck away most of the ads, hence, hindering you from clicking on any ads further. See the following guide on how to remove Package Tracking Pro from your computer below.

  1. Download Package Tracking Pro Removal Tool
  2. Stop Package Tracking Pro notifications in browsers
  3. Remove/Uninstall Package Tracking Pro from Control Panel and Applications
  4. Remove Package Tracking Pro extensions from browsers
  5. Reset browser search and homepage settings
  6. Block Package Tracking Pro search redirects
  7. How to protect from threats like Package Tracking Pro

Download Removal Tool for Windows

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To remove Package Tracking Pro completely, we recommend you to use WiperSoft AntiSpyware from WiperSoft. It detects and removes all files, folders and registry keys of Package Tracking Pro and several millions of other adware, hijackers, toolbars.

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Download Combo Cleaner

To remove Package Tracking Pro completely, we recommend you to use Combo Cleaner. It can help you remove files, folders and registry keys of Package Tracking Pro and uninstall hijackers, toolbars and unwanted add-ons from browsers.

Remove Package Tracking Pro manually for free

Here is the manual step-by-step tutorial for full Package Tracking Pro removal from your computer. This works 99% and was checked with the latest versions of the Package Tracking Pro installer on operating systems with the latest updates and browser versions. There are many variations of Package Tracking Pro extensions and domains, there is the list of ones detected previously:

Package Tracking Pro
Package Tracker Pro
Fast Package Tracking
Total Package Tracker

Disable push notifications from Package Tracking Pro in browsers

Remove Package Tracking Pro from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Google Chrome

  1. Go to Google Chrome settings, by clicking 3-dots icon in the top-right corner and choosing Settings.
  2. Open advanced settings by clicking Advanced in the bottom.
  3. Under opened Privacy and security tab, choose Content settings.
  4. Click on Notifications menu (with the bell icon).
  5. Set up preferred overall settings for push notifications and click Manage exceptions… button.
  6. Find search.searchm3p1.com or search.searchptp1.com in the list and click cross icon to remove it. Click Done button to confirm the action.

Remove Package Tracking Pro from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Mozilla Firefox

  1. Go to Mozilla Firefox options, by clicking 3-bars icon in the top-right corner and choosing Options.
  2. Choose Content tab on the left side.
  3. Under Notifications, set up preferred overall settings for push-notifications and click Choose… button.
  4. Find search.searchm3p1.com or search.searchptp1.com in the list and click Remove site to remove it.
  5. Click Safe Changes button to confirm the action.

Remove Package Tracking Pro from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Safari

  1. Open Safari, and in the top menu click Safari, choose Preferences.
  2. In the Preferences window, click on Websites tab.
  3. On the left side, choose Notifications. You will see the list of websites and their settings for showing notifications.
  4. Find search.searchm3p1.com or search.searchptp1.com in the list and click Remove button.

Remove Package Tracking Pro from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Android (Chrome)

  1. Open Google Chrome app on Android, and tap on three dots to open main menu.
  2. In the drop-down menu choose Settings, scroll down and under Advanced section tap on Site Settings.
  3. In the Site Settings menu tap on Notifications.
  4. In the Allowed list of websites allowed to show notifications find search.searchm3p1.com or search.searchptp1.com, tap on it and in the bottom of the window tap on Clean & Reset button.
  5. Confirm your action by tapping on Clean & Reset again in opened dialog box.

Remove Package Tracking Pro from websites, allowed to show push-notifications in Microsoft Edge

  1. Open Microsoft Edge, and click on the three-dots menu, in the top-right corner.
  2. In the drop-down menu choose Settings, and in the left part click Advanced.
  3. Under Website permissions section, click Manage permissions button.
  4. Find search.searchm3p1.com or search.searchptp1.com in the list and click on the cross sign to remove the setting and disable its notifications.

Remove Package Tracking Pro from Control Panel or Applications

To start removing Package Tracking Pro you should uninstall it using Control Panel. It can be present by different names – “Package Tracking Pro” or “Package Tracker Pro”. It should uninstall correctly, however, we recommend you to use CleanMyPC to clean leftover items after uninstalling. Here are instructions for Windows XP, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10 and Mac.

Remove Package Tracking Pro from Mac:

  1. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications.
  2. Package Tracking Pro or Package Tracker Pro might have an Uninstaller.
  3. Otherwise, drag Package Tracking Pro or Package Tracker Pro from the Applications folder to the Trash (located at the end of the Dock).
  4. Then choose Finder > Empty Trash.

Remove Package Tracking Pro from Windows XP:

  1. Click on Start button.
  2. Choose Control Panel.
  3. Click Add or Remove Programs.
  4. Find Package Tracking Pro or Package Tracker Pro or other recently installed suspicious program.
  5. Click Uninstall.

Remove Package Tracking Pro from Windows 7:

  1. Click Start button.
  2. Then go to Control Panel.
  3. Click Uninstall a Program.
  4. Find Package Tracking Pro or Package Tracker Pro or other recently installed suspicious program and click Uninstall.

Remove Package Tracking Pro from Windows 8:

  1. Hover mouse pointer to the bottom-right corner to see Menu.
  2. Click Search.
  3. After that click Apps.
  4. Then Control Panel.
  5. Click Uninstall a Program under Programs.
  6. Find Package Tracking Pro or Package Tracker Pro or other recently installed suspicious program, click Uninstall.

Remove Package Tracking Pro from Windows 10:

There are 2 ways to uninstall Package Tracking Pro from Windows 10

Way one
  1. Click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Settings.
  3. Click on the System tile.
  4. Click Apps & features and locate Package Tracking Pro or Package Tracker Pro or other recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  5. Click on it and then click Uninstall button near it.
Way two (classic)
  1. Right-click on the Start button.
  2. In opened menu choose Programs and Features.
  3. Locate Package Tracking Pro or Package Tracker Pro or other recently installed suspicious program in the list.
  4. Click on it and then click Uninstall button above.

Cannot uninstall Package Tracking Pro

In some cases, Package Tracking Pro won’t uninstall and gives you a message that “You do not have sufficient access to uninstall Package Tracking Pro. Please, contact your system administrator” when you try to remove it from Control Panel or “Access denied” error when removing the Package Tracking Pro folder and files. This happens because the process or service does not allow you to do it. In this case, I will recommend you to use SpyHunter 5 or Malwarebytes AntiMalware or uninstall Package Tracking Pro in Safe Mode. To boot in Safe Mode do the following:

  1. Reboot your computer.
  2. While it starts booting type F8 button.
  3. This will open Advanced Boot Options menu.
  4. Choose Safe Mode and wait until Windows loads.
  5. Go to Control Panel > Uninstall a program and remove Package Tracking Pro or Package Tracker Pro or other recently installed suspicious program

>> See detailed instructions and video tutorial on how to boot in Safe Mode

and for Mac:

If you can’t uninstall Package Tracking Pro using instructions above, or it keeps coming back, you can use free AppCleaner for Mac to remove all residual data and libraries of Package Tracking Pro. Follow instructions below:

  1. Download free AppCleaner.
  2. Drag Package Tracking Pro from Applications folder to AppCleaner window.
  3. Choose files and folders you want to remove along with Package Tracking Pro.
  4. Click Delete button.

Remove malicious add-ons from your browsers

Uninstalling Package Tracking Pro from Control Panel often does not bring the desired effect. It sometimes has browser extension and it may still be active in Safari, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox. Here are instructions on how to remove Package Tracking Pro related extension from your browsers manually.

Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Click Extensions tab.
  3. Find Package Tracking Pro or Package Tracker Pro extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://extensions/.
  3. Find Package Tracking Pro or Package Tracker Pro extension.
  4. Click the trash can icon to remove them.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:addons.
  3. Choose Package Tracking Pro or Package Tracker Pro extension.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.
  5. Remove all suspicious extensions from the list.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

Note: There is no feature to remove browser extensions from browser in latest version of Internet Explorer. To remove Package Tracking Pro from Internet Explorer, please, perform instructions for uninstalling a program from Control Panel. To disable Package Tracking Pro, please, do the following:

  1. Open Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu Manage Add-ons.
  4. Select Toolbars and Extensions.
  5. Click Disable or Package Tracking Pro or Package Tracker Pro extension.
  6. Also disable other suspicious extensions from the list.

Opera Browser:

Generally, Package Tracking Pro does not install in Opera browser however you can always double check. Do the following:

  1. Start Opera browser.
  2. Go to Tools > Extensions > Manage Extensions.
  3. Find Package Tracking Pro or Package Tracker Pro extension.
  4. Click Uninstall button.
  5. Also remove other suspicious extensions from the list.

Reset browsers settings (homepage, default search)

Package Tracking Pro installs a search engine that hijacks your browsers. Here is an instruction to reset your browser’s homepage, new tab and search engine to default values.

Reset Safari:

  1. Start Safari on your Mac, click Safari to open drop-down menu and choose Preferences
  2. Go to the Privacy section of Safari’s preferences.
  3. Click Remove All Website Data button.
  4. In opened window click Remove Now button to remove data stored by websites in Safari.
  5. Go to the Advanced section of Safari’s preferences.
  6. Click the Show Develop menu in menu bar option.
  7. In the menu click Develop and select Empty Caches from this menu.
  8. Again, go to Safari menu and choose Clear History….
  9. Choose to clear all history and click Clear History button.

Google Chrome:

  1. Start Google Chrome browser
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) chrome://settings/.
  3. Scroll down and find Show advanced settings link.
  4. Click on it and scroll down to the bottom again.
  5. Click Reset browser settings button and click Reset to confirm.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox browser.
  2. In address box type (or copy-paste) about:support.
  3. Click Reset Firefox… button.
  4. Click Reset Firefox to confirm.

Internet Explorer (9, 10, 11):

  1. Start Internet Explorer.
  2. Click on gear/asterisk icon in the top-right corner.
  3. In opened menu choose Internet options.
  4. Click Advanced tab.
  5. Click Reset button.
  6. Choose Delete personal settings and click Reset.

Opera Browser:

  1. Close Opera and open command prompt from the start menu.
  2. Type following command del %AppData%\Opera\Opera\operaprefs.ini
  3. Start Opera.

How to block ads and pop-ups from Package Tracking Pro

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Package Tracking Pro push notifications, in most cases, are caused by a program installed on your PC or add-on installed in browsers. However, sometimes it can appear on a clean computer when visiting a malicious website, using an advertising script. Also, apps that generate “Package Tracking Pro” ads and banners are themselves installed from pop-ups. To protect your PC and browsers from phishing websites, pop-up ads, banners, malicious scripts it is recommended to use AdGuard. Download free trial here:

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Final tips

Be careful surfing the internet and downloading software, as programs, like Package Tracking Pro, may become a real headache as they are hard to remove and break your privacy. To keep safe from such threats we recommend you always use antivirus and one of the anti-malware programs available on the market. One of the best anti-spyware and anti-malware programs is SpyHunter 5. It can protect your PC from threats, like Package Tracking Pro.

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