What is Home.packagesear.ch?

If your homepage was taken over by Home.packagesear.ch without your permission, you must realize that this browser hijacker requires removal. But if you let it in yourself, you probably think that it is a harmless search engine that makes it easier for you to track your packages. If that is what you think, you need to continue reading this report. Our researchers at Anti-Spyware-101.com have recently researched this suspicious search tool, and it was found that its services are not very transparent or reliable. In fact, by interacting with this hijacker, you are more likely to open up security backdoors than gain something. Due to this reason, we strongly recommend deleting Home.packagesear.ch. If you are not sure that this is the move you should make, you need to ask yourself why the hijacker redirects to Yahoo Search without your permission, and why the results displayed are modified. Unfortunately, it seems that this hijacker could be used to collect information about you and then expose you to unpredictable third-party links.test

How does Home.packagesear.ch work?

It is not yet known how Home.packagesear.ch spreads. This browser hijacker does not have an installer, but it could be attached to an application or a browser extension. One of the add-ons that have been linked to this hijacker is Package Search Toolbar; however, at this moment, it does not exist. Whether the hijacker stands alone or is spread along with third-party software, it is most likely to be distributed by malicious installers hiding in unreliable file-sharing sites, including malavida.es or descargar.es. Obviously, if the hijacker is installed along with other threats, you must take care of them as well. First, scan your operating system using a legit malware scanner to check which infections exist (if they exist). Next, decide whether or not you need to worry about them and delete them before you get rid of Home.packagesear.ch. Although we classify it as a threat, there is no denying that this browser hijacker is not the worst threat that could invade your operating system. That being said, the hijacker does not deserve your trust, and you should delete it.

Although it offers a list of links to various postal services, as well as popular sites, including facebook.com, instagram.com, or twitter.com, Home.packagesear.ch cannot be trusted. The main reason behind that is that the search tool represented via the hijacker redirects all queries to search.yahoo.com. Many users are likely to be forgiving of that because the searches are redirected to Yahoo Search, but our research team warns that that is just a distraction. Because this search provider is trustworthy, you are likely to interact with the results shown via it without even thinking about it, and that could be dangerous. While the majority of the results are likely to stay the same, some could represent third-party links that you normally would not see via Yahoo Search. There is not much known about the developer of Home.packagesear.ch, and it is unknown which parties it cooperates with. In the worst case scenario, it could be working with malicious third parties who are using inconspicuous links to lure users into visiting malicious sites presenting scams or malware.

How to delete Home.packagesear.ch

If you want to continue using Home.packagesear.ch, remember that the search tool offered via this hijacker is not trustworthy. Besides that, the hijacker can track your activity and potentially leak certain information about you. So, even if you avoid using the search tool, you might be at risk. Without a doubt, it is strongly recommended by our research team that you remove Home.packagesear.ch. You can track your packages using more reliable tools, and the hijacker itself does not offer more beneficial services. Overall, you should not hesitate to get rid of this infection. You can follow the guide below that shows how to change the homepage URL, but remember that this will not work if the hijacker is linked to a piece of software. For example, if it is introduced to you as part of an extension, it is most likely that you will get rid of the unwanted homepage only if you delete this extension. We strongly advise using a malware scanner to figure out which threats on your PC require removal. If you cannot get rid of them yourself, install a legitimate anti-malware tool that will eliminate them automatically.

Removal Instructions

Internet Explorer:

  1. Open the browser and tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Internet options.
  3. Click the General tab and move to Home Page.
  4. Overwrite  the  URL and click OK.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser and tap Alt+T.
  2. Select Options.
  3. Move to the General menu.
  4. In the Home Page section overwrite the URL.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open the browser and tap keys Alt+F.
  2. Select Settings and move to On Startup.
  3. Click Manage on startup pages. 
  4. Find the entry representing the hijacker and click the More actions button.
  5. Select Edit or Remove. 100% FREE spyware scan and
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