Free Package Tracker Promos removal instructions
What is Free Package Tracker Promos?
Free Package Tracker Promos is categorized as adware and promoted as a free tool for easy access to various package tracking services. It operates by running intrusive advertisement campaigns. Therefore, it delivers unwanted, deceptive and even harmful ads. Furthermore, it gathers browsing-related information. Due to its dubious proliferation methods, Free Package Tracker Promos is also classified as a Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA).
Free Package Tracker Promos enables placement of third party graphical content on any visited website. Adware delivers pop-ups, surveys, banners, coupons and other ads. These significantly affect the browsing experience, as they limit browsing speed and website visibility (by overlaying web pages). Additionally, once these ads are clicked, they redirect to sale-based, untrusted, rogue, deceptive/scam, compromised and malicious web pages. Some intrusive ads can even be triggered (when clicked) to execute scripts designed to stealthily download/install rogue software. PUAs are prime examples of content infiltrated into systems in this manner. As well as running intrusive ad campaigns, these apps can also force-open dubious and dangerous websites. Other types can hijack browsers by making modifications to settings, restricting or denying access to them, and promoting fake search engines. Furthermore, most PUAs (including adware) have data tracking capabilities - Free Package Tracker Promos is no exception. It can record users' browsing activity (URLs visited, pages viewed, search queries typed, etc.) and collect their personal information (IP addresses, geolocations and other details). The gathered data is likely to contain sensitive information, which can be shared with third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) seeking to misuse it for profit. The presence of PUAs on devices can therefore lead to system infiltration and infections, serious privacy issues, financial loss and even identity theft. To ensure device integrity and user safety, remove all suspicious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins without delay.
|Name||Ads by Free Package Tracker Promos|
|Threat Type||Adware, Unwanted ads, Pop-up Virus.|
|Browser Extension(s)||Free Package Tracker Promos|
|Supposed Functionality||Easy access to package tracking services.|
|Symptoms||Seeing advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing. Intrusive pop-up ads. Decreased internet browsing speed.|
|Distribution Methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers.|
|Damage||Decreased computer performance, browser tracking - privacy issues, possible additional malware infections.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Malwarebytes.
WebDiscover, Holiday Radio Promos, and Easy Forms Today are some examples of other adware infections. This software often seems legitimate and tempts users into download/installation with offers of "useful" functions, however, these features rarely work as promised and, in most cases, do not work at all. In fact, this applies to all PUAs. Unwanted applications have just one purpose: to generate revenue for the developers. Regular users receive no genuine value and can experience serious issues. PUAs deliver intrusive advertisement campaigns, force-open untrusted and malicious web pages, hijack browsers and track private data.
How did Free Package Tracker Promos install on my computer?
Some PUAs (including Free Package Tracker Promos) have "official" promotional pages, from which they can be downloaded, however, PUAs proliferate in many other ways. They can also be downloaded/installed together with other products. This deceptive marketing method of pre-packing normal software with unwanted or malicious additions is called "bundling". When downloading/installing, ignoring terms, skipping steps, and using pre-set options increases the risk of inadvertently allowing bundled content onto your system. When clicked, intrusive ads can execute scripts to download/install PUAs without users' permission.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications
All products should be researched prior to download/installation or purchase. Use only official and verified download channels. Avoid free file-hosting websites, P2P sharing networks (BitTorrent, Gnutella, eMule, etc.) and other third party downloaders, as they are untrusted and can offer deceptive or bundled content. Treat download and installation processes with caution. Read the terms, explore all available options, use the "Custom/Advanced" settings and decline download/installation of additional apps, tools, features and so on. Intrusive ads usually seem legitimate and harmless, however, they can redirect to highly dubious sites (e.g. pornography, adult-dating, gambling and others). If you experience these advertisements/redirects, inspect the system and immediately remove all dubious applications and browser extensions/plug-ins. If your computer is already infected with Free Package Tracker Promos, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate this adware.
Free Package Tracker Promos adware asking permission to manage data:
Appearance of Free Package Tracker Promos adware (GIF):
Advertisement by Free Package Tracker Promos adware:
Another advertisement by Free Package Tracker Promos adware:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Free Package Tracker Promos?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Free Package Tracker Promos application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove Free Package Tracker Promos adware from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Free Package Tracker Promos ads from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove 'Ads by Free Package Tracker Promos' from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove Free Package Tracker Promos extension from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Free Package Tracker Promos adware 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 "Free Package Tracker Promos", select this entry and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted application that causes Free Package Tracker Promos ads, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components or possible malware infections. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Remove Free Package Tracker Promos adware from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove potentially unwanted browser add-ons:
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 "Free Package Tracker Promos", select this entry and click "Remove".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by free package tracker promos, 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 "Free Package Tracker Promos", select this entry and click the trash can icon.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by free package tracker promos, 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 "Extensions", in the opened window, remove "Free Package Tracker Promos".
Computer users who have problems with ads by free package tracker promos 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, click Safari menu, and select Preferences....
In the opened window click Extensions, locate any recently installed suspicious extension, select it and click Uninstall.
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 extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the upper-right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate all recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons and click "Remove" below their names.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the ads by free package tracker promos, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
Commonly, adware or potentially unwanted applications infiltrate Internet browsers through free software downloads. Note that the safest source for downloading free software is via developers' websites only. To avoid installation of adware, be very attentive when downloading and installing free software. When installing previously-downloaded free programs, choose the custom or advanced installation options – this step will reveal any potentially unwanted applications listed for installation together with your chosen free program.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove ads by free package tracker promos from your computer, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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