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Package-Manager pop-up

Package-Manager pop-up

Package-Manager pop-up

(OP)
I recently got a really annoying pop-up on my Win10 laptop running the most recent update. It is called Package-Manager.net. My wife says she downloaded it to track her purchases made on Amazon.

I have looked high and low on the 'Net and have been unable to even find a single reference to Package-Manager. Yet, when I type in Package-Manager.net it goes directly to a Fed-Ex, USPS, UPS page and says the "Must have app for tracking packages." When I scroll to the bottom of the page there is an Uninstall button. That just takes you to a page that shows you how to get rid of extensions. It is just NOT there in Extensions, nor is it in my Programs and Features. I am not finding anything that looks out of place.

The pop-up appears as a large 3"x 3" gray block that pops up in the lower right-hand corner of the desktop even when Google Chrome has not launched, but appears most often when I am using the "Net. You literally can't go forward until you click the arrow to send the box to the margin of the page. One time I actually clicked on it, and it took me to a web page selling Male Supplements products. So it may track packages, but the big gray box is just click bait!

Thanks,

Dan

RE: Package-Manager pop-up

> it goes directly to a Fed-Ex, USPS, UPS page

No, it gives that impression, but actually it goes to a page operated by Cyprus-based Springtech limited. I'd google them, if I were you … and then perhaps run an antimalware application ...

RE: Package-Manager pop-up

(OP)
Yes, saw that too, and it was a bit unnerving. I ran CC Cleaner and Malwarebytes. Found some PUPs but none of them stopped the popups. My normal antivirus is Avast Free.

When the software was first downloaded, I discovered it because it placed a new banner beneath the Google Chrome header on the browser. I hate those and immediately went to More Tools > Extensions and deleted it. Yet the pop-ups still remain.

I am now getting reading to look at Regedit to see if i can find it in the Registry.

Dan

RE: Package-Manager pop-up

(OP)
It only goes to Package-Manager.net when you type in the URL. If you click on the pop-up, it takes you to various websites.

The click bait is a message about Meagan leaving England or the Sad news about__________ fill-in the blank.

I may actually check one more place, Facebook because the pop-up is medium gray just like the pop-up for Facebook that tells you what you have been missing for the last 30 seconds.

Dan

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