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Content is republished with permission from Malwarebytes.

What is Free Package Tracker Plus?

The Malwarebytes research team has determined that Free Package Tracker Plus is a potentially unwanted program (PUP) that behaves like adware. These adware applications display advertisements not originating from the sites you are browsing.

How do I know if my computer is affected by Free Package Tracker Plus?

You may see these warnings during install:

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and this entry in your list of installed browser extensions:

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This particular one displays an advertisement on every page you visit:

warning5.png

or the minimized version:

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How did Free Package Tracker Plus get on my computer?

Adware applications use different methods for distributing themselves. This particular one was downloaded from the webstore:

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after a redirect from their website:

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How do I remove Free Package Tracker Plus?

Our program Malwarebytes can detect and remove this adware program.
  • Please download Malwarebytes for Windows to your desktop.
  • Double-click MBSetup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.
  • When your Malwarebytes for Windows installation completes, the program opens to the Welcome to Malwarebytes screen.
  • Click on the Get started button.
  • Click Scan to start a Threat Scan.
  • When the scan is finished click Quarantine to remove the found threats.
  • Reboot the system if prompted to complete the removal process.
Is there anything else I need to do to get rid of Free Package Tracker Plus?
  • No, Malwarebytes removes Free Package Tracker Plus completely.
How would the full version of Malwarebytes help protect me?

We hope our application and this guide have helped you eradicate this adware.

The full version of Malwarebytes would have protected you against the Free Package Tracker Plus adware. It would have blocked their site before it became too late.

Technical details for experts

Possible signs in FRST logs:
CHR Extension: (Free Package Tracker Plus) - C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbconaaffabelmgeenpebcapbnnoigpc [2020-07-10]
Significant changes made by the installer:
File system details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbconaaffabelmgeenpebcapbnnoigpc\2.2.1075.102_0
       Adds the file background.html"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 1958 bytes, A
       Adds the file block-list.txt"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 254 bytes, A
       Adds the file manifest.json"="7/10/2020 8:53 AM, 1742 bytes, A
       Adds the file widget.config.json"="7/2/2020 8:08 AM, 11390 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbconaaffabelmgeenpebcapbnnoigpc\2.2.1075.102_0\_metadata
       Adds the file computed_hashes.json"="7/10/2020 8:53 AM, 6383 bytes, A
       Adds the file verified_contents.json"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 6803 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbconaaffabelmgeenpebcapbnnoigpc\2.2.1075.102_0\control\background
       Adds the file ad-request-handler.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 3307 bytes, A
       Adds the file ad-response-handler.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 3119 bytes, A
       Adds the file background-event-manager.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 8816 bytes, A
       Adds the file background-initializer.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 2286 bytes, A
       Adds the file block-list-handler.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 548 bytes, A
       Adds the file branding-event-handler.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 798 bytes, A
       Adds the file display-ad-delivery-handler.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 4243 bytes, A
       Adds the file ext-install-handler.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 483 bytes, A
       Adds the file ext-update-handler.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 94 bytes, A
       Adds the file lightbox-ad-delivery-handler.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 2095 bytes, A
       Adds the file push-ad-delivery-handler.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 3642 bytes, A
       Adds the file survey-event-handler.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 3779 bytes, A
       Adds the file timer-heart-beat-handler.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 275 bytes, A
       Adds the file widget-handler.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 1975 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbconaaffabelmgeenpebcapbnnoigpc\2.2.1075.102_0\control\content
       Adds the file content.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 93054 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbconaaffabelmgeenpebcapbnnoigpc\2.2.1075.102_0\helper
       Adds the file constants.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 3545 bytes, A
       Adds the file utility.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 6125 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbconaaffabelmgeenpebcapbnnoigpc\2.2.1075.102_0\helper\logger
       Adds the file logger.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 966 bytes, A
       Adds the file logger-chrome-message-channel.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 250 bytes, A
       Adds the file logger-console-channel.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 122 bytes, A
       Adds the file logger-network-channel.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 648 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbconaaffabelmgeenpebcapbnnoigpc\2.2.1075.102_0\icons
       Adds the file 128.png"="7/10/2020 8:53 AM, 5784 bytes, A
       Adds the file 16.png"="7/10/2020 8:53 AM, 519 bytes, A
       Adds the file 19.png"="7/10/2020 8:53 AM, 661 bytes, A
       Adds the file 32.png"="7/10/2020 8:53 AM, 1026 bytes, A
       Adds the file 38.png"="7/10/2020 8:53 AM, 1367 bytes, A
       Adds the file 48.png"="7/10/2020 8:53 AM, 2121 bytes, A
       Adds the file 64.png"="7/10/2020 8:53 AM, 2295 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbconaaffabelmgeenpebcapbnnoigpc\2.2.1075.102_0\lib
       Adds the file cntx.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 26109 bytes, A
       Adds the file fdbck.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 19932 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbconaaffabelmgeenpebcapbnnoigpc\2.2.1075.102_0\model
       Adds the file ad-info.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 1650 bytes, A
       Adds the file ad-request.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 3253 bytes, A
       Adds the file ad-response.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 1051 bytes, A
       Adds the file context.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 2049 bytes, A
       Adds the file ext-config.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 8941 bytes, A
       Adds the file thank-you-page.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 941 bytes, A
       Adds the file user.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 5495 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbconaaffabelmgeenpebcapbnnoigpc\2.2.1075.102_0\view
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\lbconaaffabelmgeenpebcapbnnoigpc\2.2.1075.102_0\view\background
       Adds the file display-ad-renderer.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 4191 bytes, A
       Adds the file thank-you-page-renderer.js"="7/3/2020 1:30 AM, 715 bytes, A
    Adds the folder C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\lbconaaffabelmgeenpebcapbnnoigpc
       Adds the file 000003.log"="7/10/2020 8:57 AM, 1890 bytes, A
       Adds the file CURRENT"="7/10/2020 8:53 AM, 16 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOCK"="7/10/2020 8:53 AM, 0 bytes, A
       Adds the file LOG"="7/10/2020 8:58 AM, 184 bytes, A
       Adds the file MANIFEST-000001"="7/10/2020 8:53 AM, 41 bytes, A

Registry details [View: All details] (Selection)
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Google\Chrome\PreferenceMACs\Default\extensions.settings]
       "lbconaaffabelmgeenpebcapbnnoigpc"="REG_SZ", "E2DD05A6A7BCF2DAD3831B3D99FBB14E826871AE0A4673FD8244D7D095CEB39E"
Malwarebytes log:
Malwarebytes
www.malwarebytes.com

-Log Details-
Scan Date: 7/10/20
Scan Time: 9:03 AM
Log File: 712428f4-c27b-11ea-99a5-00ffdcc6fdfc.json

-Software Information-
Version: 4.1.2.73
Components Version: 1.0.976
Update Package Version: 1.0.26647
License: Premium

-System Information-
OS: Windows 7 Service Pack 1
CPU: x64
File System: NTFS
User: {computername}\{username}

-Scan Summary-
Scan Type: Threat Scan
Scan Initiated By: Manual
Result: Completed
Objects Scanned: 232046
Threats Detected: 11
Threats Quarantined: 11
Time Elapsed: 4 min, 42 sec

-Scan Options-
Memory: Enabled
Startup: Enabled
Filesystem: Enabled
Archives: Enabled
Rootkits: Disabled
Heuristics: Enabled
PUP: Detect
PUM: Detect

-Scan Details-
Process: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Module: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Key: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Registry Value: 1
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, HKCU\SOFTWARE\GOOGLE\CHROME\PREFERENCEMACS\Default\extensions.settings|lbconaaffabelmgeenpebcapbnnoigpc, Quarantined, 335, 838945, , , , 

Registry Data: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Data Stream: 0
(No malicious items detected)

Folder: 2
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Local Extension Settings\lbconaaffabelmgeenpebcapbnnoigpc, Quarantined, 335, 838945, , , , 
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\EXTENSIONS\lbconaaffabelmgeenpebcapbnnoigpc, Quarantined, 335, 838945, 1.0.26647, , ame, 

File: 8
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Secure Preferences, Replaced, 335, 838945, , , , 
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\Default\Preferences, Replaced, 335, 838945, , , , 
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\lbconaaffabelmgeenpebcapbnnoigpc\000003.log, Quarantined, 335, 838945, , , , 
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\lbconaaffabelmgeenpebcapbnnoigpc\CURRENT, Quarantined, 335, 838945, , , , 
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\lbconaaffabelmgeenpebcapbnnoigpc\LOCK, Quarantined, 335, 838945, , , , 
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\lbconaaffabelmgeenpebcapbnnoigpc\LOG, Quarantined, 335, 838945, , , , 
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Local Extension Settings\lbconaaffabelmgeenpebcapbnnoigpc\MANIFEST-000001, Quarantined, 335, 838945, , , , 
PUP.Optional.ForcedExtension, C:\USERS\{username}\APPDATA\LOCAL\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\EXTENSIONS\LBCONAAFFABELMGEENPEBCAPBNNOIGPC\2.2.1075.102_0\MANIFEST.JSON, Quarantined, 335, 838944, 1.0.26647, , ame, 

Physical Sector: 0
(No malicious items detected)

WMI: 0
(No malicious items detected)


(end)
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