Tracker Packages New Tab Removal Guide

Do you know what Tracker Packages New Tab is?

Judging from the name, you can probably tell that Tracker Packages New Tab somehow has something to do with browsers. Our research lab team says that this application is a potentially unwanted program because it can function as a piece of adware. All by itself, adware is not dangerous, but it could lead to a number of security issues if the program is exploited by malevolent third parties. Therefore, you need to do yourself a favor and remove Tracker Packages New Tab from your computer today. Since it is not a malicious infection, it is not that complicated to get rid of this application.

Judging from what we managed to gather about this application, Tracker Packages New Tab happens to be a direct clone of the previously released browser hijacker called The only difference is that this application uses a different search page. However, aside from that, it comes from the same group of annoying intruders as,,, and many others. These applications modify your browser’s settings in a way that allows them to collect information on your web browsing habits, and later on, that information is used in various online marketing schemes.

To be quite honest, Tracker Packages New Tab is more annoying than dangerous, but it does not mean that you should overlook this intruder. After all, the program would still change your default search engine settings and you would all of your search queries redirected to, eventually landing on the Yahoo! Search page. Please note that it does not mean that Yahoo! Search is associated with Tracker Packages New Tab. Programs like that often make use of popular search providers to make themselves look presentable. It is true that the search results displayed on the Yahoo! Search page will be modified, but the modification will have been made by Tracker Packages New Tab, not Yahoo! Search.

Here you might say that Tracker Packages New Tab is no annoying and intrusive, it should definitely be considered a malicious infection. Maybe it might have been true a few years back, but these days we are often walking a very thin line between these categories. Although Tracker Packages New Tab is definitely an unwanted application, it is hard to say that it is a malicious infection because it does not really trick users into downloading it. Users download and install this application willingly. Of course, you might not be aware of that, but it still does not change the fact that you allow this program to enter your PC yourself.Tracker Packages New Tab Removal GuideTracker Packages New Tab screenshot
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How on earth does that happen? Well, we have to take into consideration the most common distribution method employed by such applications. While they MAY have official distribution pages, it is far more likely that you would download this program bundled with other freeware applications from a number of file-sharing websites. Our researchers say that sites like,,,, and the like could be part of the distribution network. Thus, when you download programs from third-party sources, be sure to check every single step in the installation wizard because you could get a chance to deselect Tracker Packages New Tab or any other additional program that the installer wants to add to your system.

At the same time, even if the application gets installed on your computer, there is no need to panic. Sure, it will modify your browser’s settings, but if you do not interact with the content that is promoted by this app, the chances of getting exposed to dangerous content or getting infected with malware are pretty low.

On the other hand, you cannot keep Tracker Packages New Tab on your PC forever. Simply scroll down and remove the application following the given instructions. If you do not want to do it on your own, you can terminate the application with a licensed security program. Automated software removal is always faster and more efficient than the manual ones, not to mention that the security program of your choice would locate and delete all the additional unwanted apps that might have entered your PC. So do all you can to get rid of all these annoying intruders and protect your system from harm.

How to Remove Tracker Packages New Tab

Internet Explorer

  1. Press Win+R and type regedit. Click OK.
  2. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
  3. On the right pane, right-click the Main Page value.
  4. Select Modify and change the homepage address. Click OK.
  5. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchScopes.
  6. Delete the {77C891EA-7A8E-4E00-91F8-523BE8B130C0} key under SearchScopes.
  7. Go to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Uninstall.
  8. Remove the {28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8} key under Uninstall.
  9. Close Registry Editor and press Win+R again.
  10. Type %AppData% into the Open box and click OK.
  11. Remove the {28e56cfb-e30e-4f66-85d8-339885b726b8} folder from the directory.


  1. Press Win+R and type %AppData%. Click OK.
  2. Go to Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[Unique User ID].
  3. Use Notepad to open the prefs.js file.
  4. Delete the following string: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "");
  5. Save changes in the file and close Notepad.


  1. Press Win+R and type %LocalAppData%. Click OK.
  2. Go to Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
  3. Remove the Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data files.

In non-techie terms:

Tracker Packages New Tab is a random application that can modify your browser’s settings. With these modifications, the application can collect data on your web browsing habits. Everything is done for a financial profit, but the sad part is that you do not get anything good in return. Therefore, you should not tolerate this app. The sooner you remove Tracker Packages New Tab from your PC, the better. Please do not hesitate to contact professionals if you have more questions on the matter.