Update October 2019! What is Trackerpackage.com? Tracker Package and Airtostrong.exe are the same. Tracker Package gets in your PC without permission. Remove Tracker Package and everything related.
SIDENOTE: This post was originally published in February 2016. But we gave it an update in July 2019.
Tracker Package is a browser hijacker developed by SaferBrowser. To remove this unwanted software from your system, you should carefully read this article till the end.
The hijacker can modify any browser, change user settings, a browser’s homepage, search engine, and new tab. It sets toolbar and may install a browser extension as well. Due to Airtostrong.exe the hijacker has very intrusive advertising and redirects.
|Name||Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe|
|Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, PUP|
|Short Description||Your browser has a new search engine that appears legitimate, but it is not. You will see a lot of advertisements.|
|Symptoms|| Airtostrong.exe is installed along with other files of the unwanted software. Settings and your browser’s homepage and new tab will be changed.td>|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
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Smart Package Tracker – Update October 2019
Trackerpackage or also known as Smart Package Tracker is still an active browser hijacker. If you see the name Trackerpackage somewhere in your browser, then your computer has been compromised and you should scan it to check what unwanted programs may have been installed or downloaded to the machine. In October 2019, there are still victims reporting of having the Trackerpackage hijacker present on their computer systems, not knowing how it got in, so you too should be wary of such software.
Smart Package Tracker – Update October 2018
- Email address
- IP address
- Device-specific data (hardware model and operating system)
- Data about crashes, system activity, hardware settings and browser language
- Search queries and all related search data
- Date and time of query request and referral URL
- Your Browser Type
- Source of traffic acquisition
- Your geographic location
- Domain name of your Internet Search Provider (ISP)
Tracker Package – Distribution Methods
Tracker Package can get installed on your computer through third-party install setups. That is because, the hijacker hides in freeware installations and bundled packages and you are unaware of that. Inside those packages, additional components for installation are rarely disclosed, and you could pick up the Tracker Package software. That can be avoided, if you check the Custom or Advanced setting in the setup.
In the above screenshot you can see the main download/distribution page of Tracker Package.
The hijacker might be distributed via an extension as well. Other methods of distribution for the hijacker are via advertisements, pop-ups, and banners or by visiting untrusted websites. Such sites are probably affiliates of the hijacker. Because of the Airtostrong.exe file, any browser can be affected, such as Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Safari and Mozilla Firefox.
Tracker Package – More About It
Tracker Package is a browser hijacker. It is developed by the company SaferBrowser, like many other unwanted programs, such as Search.getmaps(.)co
Once on your computer, the hijacker will make changes to your browsers and their settings. The hijacker will modify the current homepage and will switch it with a custom one. The new tab, and search engine will also be different. Sometimes it sets a browser extension or an add-on. The extension can perform the following actions:
- Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
- Read and change your browsing history
- Manage your downloads
- Manage your apps, extensions and themes
Your search queries will go through the Home(.)searchtp(.)com address, which will filter all results. You might see sponsored content among the results, and sometimes they can be misleading. You could be redirected to partner sites of the hijacker from its search engine. Tracker Package presents itself as an application that can track packages you have ordered from well-renowned delivery services.
But upon trying to do that and enter your package ID number, you are prompted to install a related program that you do not want.
AirtoStrong.exe is oftentimes located in the Program Files folder on your system drive (The drive where your operating system is). Other two directories you should check are:
You can see many advertisements displayed on web pages – pop-ups, pop-unders, banners, in-text links, message boxes and others. The websites, you are redirected to, probably make money per each page visit.
Tracker Package – Data Collection Practices
The information that may be gathered is:
- IP address
- Search queries
- Search data and specifics of searches
- Internet Search Provider name
- URLs and clicks
- Browser (version and type)
- Operating System (and other related data)
Tracker Package – Removal Options
To remove Tracker Package manually from your system, follow the step-by-step removal instructions written down here. If the manual removal does not get rid of this browser hijacker and its files completely, you should search for and remove any leftovers with an advanced anti-malware tool. Software like this will also keep your computer safe from future threats. Have in mind that files associated with this PUP may be detected with different names than Tracker Package.
In case that you have further questions or need additional help, don’t hesitate to leave a comment or contact us via email.
- Guide 1: How to Remove Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe on Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe in Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe from Internet Explorer.
- Guide 8: Disable Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe Push Notifications in Your Browsers.
About the Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe Research
The content we publish on SensorsTechForum.com, this Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe how-to removal guide included, is the outcome of extensive research, hard work and our team’s devotion to help you remove the specific, adware-related problem, and restore your browser and computer system.
How did we conduct the research on Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe?
Please note that our research is based on independent investigation. We are in contact with independent security researchers, thanks to which we receive daily updates on the latest malware, adware, and browser hijacker definitions.
Furthermore, the research behind the Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe threat is backed with VirusTotal https://www.virustotal.com/gui/home/upload.
To better understand this online threat, please refer to the following articles which provide knowledgeable details.
1.Browser Redirect – What Is It?
2.Adware Is Malicious, and It Uses Advanced Techniques to Infect
3.The Thin Red Line Between Potentially Unwanted Programs and Malware
4.The Pay-Per-Install Affiliate Business – Making Millions out of Adware
5.Malicious Firefox Extensions Installed by 455,000 Users Blocked Updates
How to Remove Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe
Step 2: Uninstall Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
1. Open the Run Window again, type "regedit" and click OK.
2. When you open it, you can freely navigate to the Run and RunOnce keys, whose locations are shown above.
3. You can remove the value of the virus by right-clicking on it and removing it.
Step 4: Scan for Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe with SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
1. Click on the "Download" button to proceed to SpyHunter's download page.
2. After you have installed SpyHunter, wait for it to update automatically.
3. After the update process has finished, click on the 'Malware/PC Scan' tab. A new window will appear. Click on 'Start Scan'.
4. After SpyHunter has finished scanning your PC for any files of the associated threat and found them, you can try to get them removed automatically and permanently by clicking on the 'Next' button.
Video Removal Guide for Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe (Windows).
Get rid of Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe and remove related files and objects
1.Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
2. Find Activity Monitor and double-click it:
3.In the Activity Monitor look for any suspicious processes, belonging or related to Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe:
4.Click on the "Go" button again, but this time select Applications. Another way is with the ⇧+⌘+A buttons.
5.In the Applications menu, look for any suspicious app or an app with a name, similar or identical to Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe. If you find it, right-click on the app and select “Move to Trash”.
6: Select Accounts, after which click on the Login Items preference.
Your Mac will then show you a list of items that start automatically when you log in. Look for any suspicious apps identical or similar to Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe. Check the app you want to stop from running automatically and then select on the Minus (“-“) icon to hide it.
7: Remove any left-over files that might be related to this threat manually by following the sub-steps below:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
1: Click on "Go" and Then "Go to Folder" as shown underneath:
2: Type in "/Library/LauchAgents/" and click Ok:
3: Delete all of the virus files that have similar or the same name as Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe. If you believe there is no such file, do not delete anything.
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Video Removal Guide for Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe (Mac)
Remove Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2:Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe will be removed.
Eliminate Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.
Remove Push Notifications caused by Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe from Your Browsers.
Turn Off Push Notifications from Google Chrome
To disable any Push Notices from Google Chrome browser, please follow the steps below:
Step 1: Go to Settings in Chrome.
Step 2: In Settings, select “Advanced Settings”:
Step 3: Click “Content Settings”:
Step 4: Open “Notifications”:
Step 5: Click the three dots and choose Block, Edit or Remove options:
Remove Push Notifications on Firefox
Step 1: Go to Firefox Options.
Step 2: Go to “Settings”, type “notifications” in the search bar and click "Settings":
Step 3: Click “Remove” on any site you wish notifications gone and click “Save Changes”
Stop Push Notifications on Opera
Step 1: In Opera, press ALT+P to go to Settings.
Step 2: In Setting search, type “Content” to go to Content Settings.
Step 3: Open Notifications:
Step 4: Do the same as you did with Google Chrome (explained below):
Eliminate Push Notifications on Safari
Step 1: Open Safari Preferences.
Step 2: Choose the domain from where you like push pop-ups gone and change to "Deny" from "Allow".
Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe FAQ
What is Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe?
The Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe threat is adware or browser redirect virus. It may slow your computer down siginficantly and display advertisements. The main idea is for your information to likely get stolen or more ads to appear on your device.
The creators of such unwanted apps work with pay-per-click schemes to get your computer to visit risky or different types of websites that may generate them funds. This is why they do not even care what types of websites show up on the ads. This makes their unwanted software indirectly risky for your OS.
What are the symptoms of Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe?
There are several symptoms to look for when this particular threat and also unwanted apps in general are active:
Symptom #1: Your computer may become slow and has poor performance in general.
Symtpom #2: You have toolbars, add-ons or extensions on your web browsers that you don't remember adding.
Symptom #3: You see all types of ads, like ad-supported search results, pop-ups and redirects to randomly appear.
Symptom #4: You see installed apps on your Mac running automatically and you do not remember installing them.
Symptom #5: You see suspicious processes running in your Task Manager.
If you see one or more of those symptoms, then security experts reccomend that you check your computer for viruses.
What types of Unwanted Programs are there?
According to most malware researchers and cyber-security experts, the threats that can currently affect your Mac can be the following types:
- Rogue Antivirus programs.
- Browser hijackers.
- Fake optimizers.
What to do if I have a "virus" like Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe?
Do not panic! You can easily get rid of most adware or unwanted program threats by firstly isolating them and then removing them from your browser and computer. One reccomended way to do that is by using a reputable malware removal software that can take care of the removal automatically for you. There are many anti-malware apps out there that you can choose from. SpyHunter is one of the reccomended anti-malware apps, that can scan your computer for free and detect any viruses, tracking cookies and unwanted adware apps and eliminate them quickly. This saves time when compared to doing the removal manually.
How to secure my passwords and other data from Tracker Package, Airtostrong.exe?
With few simple actions. First and foremost, it is imperative that you follow these steps:
Step 1: Find a safe computer and connect it to another network, not the one that your Mac was infected in.
Step 2: Change all of your passwords, starting from your e-mail passwords.
Step 3: Enable two-factor authentication for protection of your important accounts.
Step 4: Call your bank to change your credit card details (secret code, etc.) if you have saved your credit card for online shopping or have done online activiites with your card.
Step 5: Make sure to call your ISP (Internet provider or carrier) and ask them to change your IP address.
Step 6: Change your Wi-Fi password.
Step 7: (Optional): Make sure to scan all of the devices connected to your network for viruses and repeat these steps for them if they are affected.
Step 8: Install anti-malware software with real-time protection on every device you have.
Step 9: Try not to download software from sites you know nothing about and stay away from low-reputation websites in general.
If you follow these reccomendations, your network and all devices will become significantly more secure against any threats or information invasive software and be virus free and protected in the future too.
More tips you can find on our website, where you can also ask any questions and comment underneath the articles about your computer problems. We will try to respond as fast as possible.