Package Tracker Pro is a browser extension and a potentially unwanted program or PUP in short. Our specialists reveal it could record information about the user while he surfs the Internet to later provide him with “more relevant” or in other words targeted advertising. However, it is not the worst thing yet, because even though these advertisements could disturb your browsing, they might also redirect you to unreliable web pages belonging to unknown third parties. For those who would not like to come across such ads, we would recommend removing the PUP right away. At the end of this report, we will place instructions showing how to delete Package Tracker Pro from Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Users who want to learn more should read our full article too.
Package Tracker Pro can be found at packagetrackerpro.com and chrome.google.com/webstore. Besides these two channels, it could also be distributed via bundled setup files, irritating pop-up ads, etc. Thus, if you did not download it intentionally; it might have been installed together with some other untrustworthy program (e.g., browser hijackers, adware, and so on.). To stay away from PUPs alike in the future we would recommend paying more attention to the installation process. Especially if you download setup wizards from unreliable sources (e.g., torrent or other P2P file-sharing networks). Always remember, choosing advanced or custom installation settings might allow you to deselect unwanted bonus suggestions or even learn about the software’s suspicious parts. Plus, to secure the system even more, you could install a reliable security tool that could warn you about possible threats or malware, and so on.
It is not difficult to notice; Package Tracker Pro was able to settle in on your browser since after entering the system it may change your default search provider, your start page, or new tab page with search.searchptp.com. Our specialists say the extension might seek to convince the user to browse the Internet with this search engine so it could show advertisements from its third-party partners through it. As we explained, in the beginning, to make the ads look more relevant to the user the PUP might be recording users search keywords, visited web pages, etc. The bad news is according to the application’s End User License Agreement paper the plugin’s developers do not take any responsibility as you take all “risk for your Use of the Software and the results and performance thereof and your use of any Third-Party Software.” This may mean Package Tracker Pro developers cannot guarantee the displayed advertisements’ safety. Therefore, there is a possibility some of the ads could promote dangerous products, such as viruses, Trojans, and so on.
Provided your computer’s safety is more important to you, we advise you not to keep such suspicious applications like Package Tracker Pro installed. We have no doubt there are safer ways to track your items, and if you entirely agree with us, we offer our recommended deletion steps available a bit below this paragraph. Users who find it difficult to eliminate the PUP manually can erase it with a reliable security tool too; all there is to do is pick a legitimate tool, install it and perform a full system scan.
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