Your Package Tracked Now browser hijacker removal instructions
What is Your Package Tracked Now?
Your Package Tracked Now is a browser app that supposedly allows users to track their packages and access popular pages directly from their browsers. In fact, this app is a browser hijacker, a potentially unwanted application (PUA) that changes browser settings to promote the search.hyourpackagetrackednow.com fake search engine. In addition, PUAs often gather browsing-related data.
Typically, browser hijackers are installed on browsers such as Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Once installed, Your Package Tracked Now modifies browser settings by appointing search.hyourpackagetrackednow.com as the default search engine, homepage, and new tab URL. Users cannot undo or change these settings until this browser hijacker is uninstalled. Therefore, Your Package Tracked Now users are forced to visit the fake search engine (search.hyourpackagetrackednow.com) when they open the infiltrated browser, a new tab, or search using the URL bar. Since this web page is a fake search engine, it generates no unique results - it provide results generated by Yahoo (by redirects to search.yahoo.com). Search engines that use results produced by other search engines are useless. Note that Your Package Tracked Now and search.hyourpackagetrackednow.com track users' browsing activity by collecting information such as entered search queries, URLs of visited websites, IP addresses, geolocations, etc. Some PUAs also record personal, sensitive details. In most cases, people who develop browser hijackers share all gathered data with third parties who misuse it to generate revenue. Some of these third parties might be cyber criminals.
|Name||Your Package Tracked Now|
|Threat Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab|
|Browser Extension(s)||Packages, Your Package Tracked Now|
|Supposed Functionality||Delivery package tracking.|
|Serving IP Address (search.hyourpackagetrackednow.com)||126.96.36.199|
|Affected Browser Settings||Homepage, new tab URL, default search engine|
|Detection Names (YourMapView-20117013.exe)||Avast (Win32:AdwareSig [Adw]), AVG (Win32:AdwareSig [Adw]), ESET-NOD32 (a variant of Win32/WinWrapper.V potentially unwanted), Kaspersky (not-a-virus:HEUR:AdWare.Win32.WebSearch.gen), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Symptoms||Manipulated Internet browser(s) settings (homepage, default Internet search engine, new tab settings). Users are forced to visit the hijacker's website and search the Internet using their search engine.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake flash player installers.|
|Damage||Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites.|
To eliminate Search.hyourpackagetrackednow.com redirect our malware researchers recommend scanning your computer with Spyhunter.
Having these apps installed can cause problems relating to browsing safety, online privacy, or even identity theft. Developers commonly promote apps of this type as useful, legitimate, and so on. In fact, PUAs cause only problems and generate revenue for their developers rather than providing users with any real value/benefits. The internet is full of browser hijackers. Some examples are Bible Verses, Easy Forms Now, and MyMapDirections. If PUAs are installed on your system, remove them immediately.
How did Your Package Tracked Now install on my computer?
In most cases, people download and install potentially unwanted applications when they click intrusive ads or download/install software (often freeware) with paying enough attention. There are many deceptive ads that, once clicked, execute scripts designed to download unwanted, potentially malicious apps. Additionally, there are many cases when unwanted apps are distributed by bundling them into set-ups of other software. In doing so, developers attempt to trick people into downloading and installing PUAs with regular software. They hide information about additionally-included (bundled) apps in "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar parts of other software set-ups. When people download and install software without changing any available settings, they often allow PUAs to be downloaded and installed.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Download all software from official web pages and use direct links. Avoid downloading software with third party software downloaders, Peer-to-Peer networks (torrent clients, eMule), from unofficial websites, and so on. Install software with care and do not skip any download or installation setup steps. Check all included "Custom", "Advanced" and other similar settings/options, and do not agree to download or install unwanted programs. Do not install software using third party installers. Intrusive advertisements cause redirects to untrustworthy websites and, therefore, ads of this type should not be trusted/clicked, especially if they are displayed on websites relating to adult dating, gambling, pornography, etc. If a browser opens unwanted pages or displays ads, check for unwanted add-ons, extensions, and plug-ins installed on the default browser, and programs on your computer/operating system. Uninstall all unknown/suspicious entries immediately. If your computer is already infected with Your Package Tracked Now, we recommend running a scan with Spyhunter for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacker.
Your Package Tracked Now browser hijacker installer set-up:
Website promoting Your Package Tracked Now browser hijacker:
search.hyourpackagetrackednow.com asks permission to show notifications:
IMPORTANT NOTE! This deceptive site asks to enable web browser notifications.
Therefore, before commencing, perform these steps:
Google Chrome (PC):
- Click the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen
- Select "Settings", scroll down to the bottom and click "Advanced"
- Scroll down to the "Privacy and security" section, select "Content settings" and then "Notifications"
- Click three dots on the right hand side of each suspicious URL and click "Block" or "Remove" (if you click "Remove" and visit the malicious site once more, it will ask to enable notifications again)
Google Chrome (Android):
- Click on the Menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the screen and click "Settings"
- Scroll down, click on "Site settings" and then "Notifications"
- In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs and click on them one-by-one
- Select "Notifications" in the "Permissions" section and set the toggle button to "OFF"
- Click the Menu button (three bars) on the right upper corner of the screen
- Select "Options" and click on "Privacy & Security" in the toolbar on the left hand side of the screen
- Scroll down to the "Permissions" section and click the "Settings" button next to "Notifications"
- In the opened window, locate all suspicious URLs, click the drop-down menu and select "Block"
- Click the Gear button on the right upper corner of the IE window
- Select "Internet options"
- Select the "Privacy" tab and click "Settings" under "Pop-up Blocker" section
- Select suspicious URLs under and remove them one by one by clicking the "Remove" button
- Click the menu button (three dots) on the right upper corner of the Edge window
- Scroll down, find and click "Settings"
- Scroll down again and click "View advanced settings"
- Click "Manage" under "Website permissions"
- Click the switch under each suspicious website
- Click "Safari" button on the left upper corner of the screen and select "Preferences..."
- Select the "Websites" tab and then select "Notifications" section on the left pane
- Check for suspicious URLs and apply the "Deny" option for each
Instant automatic removal of Search.hyourpackagetrackednow.com redirect:
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- What is Your Package Tracked Now?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Your Package Tracked Now application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove search.hyourpackagetrackednow.com redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Your Package Tracked Now browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove search.hyourpackagetrackednow.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove search.hyourpackagetrackednow.com redirect from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Your Package Tracked Now browser hijacker removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently installed suspicious applications (for example, "Your Package Tracked Now"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications that cause browser redirects to the search.hyourpackagetrackednow.com website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Your Package Tracked Now browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove browser redirects (Windows OS):
Video showing how to remove Your Package Tracked Now browser hijacker using Combo Cleaner (MacOS):
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
Change your homepage:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window, remove hxxp://search.hyourpackagetrackednow.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer. You can also enter about: blank to open a blank page when you start Internet Explorer.
Change your default search engine:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window, select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing", or any other preferred search engine as your default and then remove "Your Package Tracked Now".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.hyourpackagetrackednow.com redirect, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "Your Package Tracked Now" and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.
Change your homepage:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, disable "Your Package Tracked Now" (or simply "Packages") look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://www.search.hyourpackagetrackednow.com) below the “Open a specific or set of pages” option. If present, click on the three vertical dots icon and select “Remove”.
Change your default search engine:
To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings", in the "Search engine" section, click "Manage search engines...", in the opened list, look for "search.hyourpackagetrackednow.com", and when located, click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Remove from list".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.hyourpackagetrackednow.com redirect, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "Your Package Tracked Now" (or simply "Packages"), as well as all other recently installed browser plug-ins.
Change your homepage:
To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Options", in the opened window, disable "Your Package Tracked Now" (or simply "Packages") remove hxxp://search.hyourpackagetrackednow.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.
Change your default search engine:
In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "moz-extension"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.
Computer users who have problems with search.hyourpackagetrackednow.com redirect removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...
In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.
In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.
In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious add-ons from Microsoft Edge:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Look for any recently-installed suspicious extensions, right click your mouse on these entries and click "Uninstall".
Change your homepage:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings", in the opened tab, click the "+ Add new page" link, after entering your preferred URL, remove the link of browser hijackers by clicking the "X" button next to the associated URL.
Change your default search engine:
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". Click the "View advanced settings" button and select "Change search engine". In the opened tab, select your preferred Internet search engine and click "Set as default".
Click the three horizontal dots icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), and select Settings.
In the opened tab, click the "Choose what to clear" button.
Click Show more and select everything, and then click the "Clear" button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
A browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove search.hyourpackagetrackednow.com redirect from your Internet browsers, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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