Have you ever eagerly waited for your postal package to arrive? Did you want to track it? Does Locate Your Package sound like a website where you can do it? Well, perhaps it does, but it does not mean that this is a site for postal tracking in the first place. Actually, this website belongs to a browser hijacker that can modify your browser’s settings and expose you to potentially corrupted content. Therefore, to protect yourself from malicious infection, you need to remove Locate Your Package and everything associated with it immediately. Please do not miss a single file that could spell trouble!
This browser hijacker could also enter your computer as a browser extension. We have found that Locate Your Package has a page on the Chrome Web Store, so it means that it has been advertised as a browser extension that should improve your browser’s functionalities. However, at the time of writing the program’s page on Chrome Web Store is down, and there seems to be no other direct way to download and add this application to your browser. Perhaps it is a good thing because then we would have a lot more users complaining about this application.
On the other hand, if your browser’s settings have been modified, Locate Your Package might be the least of your worries. Since browser hijackers tend to travel in software packages, there is a very good chance that you have installed many other unwanted and potentially harmful programs on your PC. What is the best way to find out whether your PC is safe? That would be the full system scan. You need to run a full system scan with a computer security application you can trust. This security tool of your choice will detect all the potential threats that are present in your system, and it will give you a list of files and programs you need to remove. We are sure that Locate Your Package will be one of the many.
We have also found that Locate Your Package is directly related to search.searchlypackage.com and search.searchlocateyp.com. Both domains belong to browser hijackers, too. This browser hijacker will try to pass for a decent search engine, but you will soon see that there is nothing reliable about it, and it does not even provide you with an original search engine. The truth is that Locate Your Package uses a modified Yahoo! Search engine, and all your web searches get redirected.
For the most part, the browser hijacker does so because it needs to generate financial profit for its developers via third-party content advertisements. This kind of activity is more annoying than malicious. However, the problem is that Locate Your Package cannot vouch for the content it promotes, and some of the links or ads it displays will have outgoing links to potentially harmful websites. This is exactly the situation you have to protect yourself and your system from.
Remove Locate Your Package right now and then scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner. You can to make sure that no other unwanted or malicious files are left in your system. Also, do not forget to safeguard your computer by acquiring a licensed antispyware tool.