PackageTracking Toolbar Removal Guide

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Do you buy things online frequently? If you do, you might be interested in a program that promises to help you track all packages using one single tool. PackageTracking Toolbar is this program, but we do not recommend installing it onto any browser. This suspicious toolbar is compatible with Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer browsers, and it always travels bundled with third-party search tools. Unlike the users of other two browsers, Chrome users are introduced to MyWay Search. The other browsers are more likely to be hijacked by Ask Search. Although this search tool might seem familiar, you have to keep in mind that the results shown via it could be modified to expose you to ads, which is why we advise eliminating it as well. Since users are likely to have the option to accept or decline these search tools, they are not considered to be extremely malicious hijackers; however, we suggest deleting them nonetheless.

Some users delete PackageTracking Toolbar because they believe this program to be a malicious threat. If you have no idea where this toolbar has come from, you might think that it was installed without your permission, and we agree that all programs capable of entering illegally deserve immediate removal. All in all, it is unlikely that this toolbar will take over your browsers without your acknowledgment. Sure, we do not dismiss the possibility that it could be installed silently by malicious installers. Have you used third-party installers to acquire this toolbar? If you have, other suspicious programs might have entered your operating system as well. If you find them, you need to remove them as soon as possible. Now, if you have downloaded the toolbar from packagetracking.net/index.jhtml, MyWay Search and Ask Search are the only tools that you are likely to have encountered. If you did not pay attention when installing the toolbar, you might have let in these search tools without even knowing it, which is why they are sometimes classified as browser hijackers.

Mindspark Interactive Network is the creator of PackageTracking Toolbar. It is also the creator of Utility Chest Toolbar, DictionaryBoss Toolbar, and hundreds of other suspicious toolbars that all provide links to third-party websites. All of these programs are represented via websites that are hosted on the same IP, 74.113.237.180, that is located in New York. It is not surprising that more than 80% of all PackageTracking Toolbar users are found in the United States. Canada and the United Kingdom are other countries where this toolbar is spread more than anywhere else. Regardless of which country you are located in, this toolbar always acts the same. Once installed, files are downloaded and registries are created. If you install it on Internet Explorer, you will find dhbar.dll, PackageTracking, Toolbar BHO, and Search Assistant BHO entries added to the Toolbars and Extensions menu. These entries are controlled via files found under %ProgramFiles%/%ProgramFiles(x86)%. The Firefox extension is controlled using files in the_dhMembers_@www.packagetracking.net folder under C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Roaming\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\*\extensions. The Chrome extension is controlled using files found under C:\Users\{user name}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\laonpledcmjnnjbgomfileaenjnjpkcn.

Did you know that PackageTracking Toolbar contacts remote adware severs and installs tracking cookies, some of which might belong to third parties? Unfortunately, this seemingly beneficial toolbar can spy on you, and share the data discovered with unknown parties. We are not sure if all parties capable of serving ads or collecting information about you are trustworthy, which is why we do not believe that you should continue using this toolbar. Unfortunately, the removal is quite complicated; that is if you choose the manual removal option. If you install anti-malware software capable of eliminating malware automatically, you will not need to waste any time worrying about the toolbar or other threats that could potentially be active on your PC.

If you still choose to delete PackageTracking Toolbar manually, here is what you need to do. First, uninstall this program, eliminate the unwanted extensions, and replace the undesirable search tools. Afterward, move on to the removal of files and registry keys. The list is presented at the bottom of the guide, and you need to be very careful not to eliminate unrelated components. If you make mistakes, it is impossible to predict what kind of issues you will encounter. This is why the manual removal option is not always suitable for inexperienced users.

How to delete PackageTracking Toolbar

Windows 10/Windows 8.1/Windows 8:

  1. Launch RUN (tap Win+R) and type Control Panel.
  2. Click OK to launch the menu and move to Programs/Programs and Features.
  3. Select Uninstall a program.
  4. Right-click the program you wish to remove and select Uninstall.

Windows 7/Windows Vista:

  1. Navigate to the left of the Taskbar and click the Windows icon.
  2. Open the Control Panel menu and click Uninstall a program.
  3. Right-click the application you wish to delete and choose Uninstall.

Windows XP:

  1. Click the Start icon on the Taskbar and open the Control Panel menu.
  2. Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
  3. Find the undesirable program, select it, and click Remove.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open the browser, tap Alt+T, and select Manage Add-ons.
  2. In the menu on the left click Search Providers.
  3. Select the desired search provider and Remove the unwanted one.
  4. Click Close and tap Alt+T again.
  5. Select Internet options and click the General tab.
  6. Change/delete the URL in the Home Page box and click OK.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser, tap Alt+T, and select Add-ons.
  2. In the Extensions menu Remove the undesirable extension.
  3. Tap Alt+T again and choose Options.
  4. In the General menu change/delete the Home Page URL.
  5. In the Search menu Remove the undesirable search provider.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open the browser, tap Alt+F, click More tools, and select Extensions.
  2. Identify the unwanted extension, click the recycle bin, and select Remove.
  3. Move to the menu on your left and click Settings.
  4. Navigate to On Startup and mark Open a specific page or set of pages.
  5. Click Set pages and change/delete the undesirable URL. Click OK.
  6. Navigate to the Search menu and click Manage search engines.
  7. Select the desired provider, remove the unwanted one, and click Done.

Leftovers

  1. Launch Explorer (tap Win+E keys on the keyboard).
  2. Enter C:\Users\user\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Storage into the address bar.
  3. Right-click and Deletethese files:
    • http_packagetracking.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage-journal
    • http_packagetracking.dl.tb.ask.com_0.localstorage
    • http_packagetracking.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage-journal
    • http_packagetracking.dl.myway.com_0.localstorage
  4. Enter C:\Program Files (x86) or C:\Program Files into the address bar.
  5. Right-click and Delete the folder called “PackageTracking_dh”.
  6. Right-click and Delete these files: dhUninstall PackageTracking.dll and dhres.dll
  7. Launch RUN (tap Win+R keys on your keyboard).
  8. Enter regedit into the address bar and click OK.
  9. Right-click and Deletethese registry keys:
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\AppDataLow\Software\PackageTracking_dh
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\DOMStorage\packagetracking.dl.tb.ask.com
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{79e5f137-ae72-4090-ae49-4516954fe3a4}
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes\{79e5f137-ae72-4090-ae49-4516954fe3a4}
    • HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\PackageTracking_dh
    • HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\PackageTracking_dh
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