- Changes default search engine
- Hijacks homepage
Search.emailaccessonline.com is a very suspicious web page that seemingly works as a search engine. Well, if you enter keywords into the provided dialog box, Yahoo search results are displayed instead of original search results, and that is something to think about. If you want to use search.yahoo.com, maybe this is the homepage or the search provider you should set up instead of the hijacker we are discussing in this report? We definitely think that you should replace it with something more transparent and useful. You should not delay the removal of Search.emailaccessonline.com if it was set up without your permission, or if you were forced to accept the modifications without understanding them. In fact, even if you were happy to make the change, you should delete this hijacker, and all of the reasons are represented in this report.
According to our research, Search.emailaccessonline.com comes from a very large group of browser hijackers. In the past, they were known as SaferBrowser hijackers, but, more recently, the name “Polarity Technologies Ltd.” was found linked to most of these hijackers. Some of them include such recently reported threats as Search.nextmediatabsearch.com and Search.classifiedseasy.com. Although it is quite possible that different parties stand behind these tools, they all look and work in similar ways. It is most important to note that Search.emailaccessonline.com is part of an extension, and you are unlikely to find it installed on its own. Obviously, if it is not attached to an extension or application, you still need to delete it. According to our research, the hijacker is linked to an extension called “Email Access Online,” and you can install it via the Chrome web store. Even though emailaccessonline.com is the official source, this site does not offer an installer. Unfortunately, it is unlikely that many will use Chrome web store for the installation of this add-on.
It is most likely that you will face Search.emailaccessonline.com and Email Access Online packaged with other suspicious programs. The package of different programs is known as a software bundle, and, in most cases, bundles are distributed by third-party software distributors, not their creators. Of course, malicious parties could be involved as well because it is very easy to spread malware when it is attached to attractive and desirable programs. Have you downloaded Search.emailaccessonline.com packaged with malware? If that is the case, you should not ignore the malicious programs active on your Windows operating system because they could be even more unpredictable than the hijacker itself. When it comes to this hijacker, we advise removing it because it could display unreliable search results after redirecting you to Yahoo Search. Note that the suspicious search tool could attach additional links completely seamlessly.
Can you delete Search.emailaccessonline.com from your browsers yourself? We believe that you can. First of all, check if the hijacker is attached to the Email Access Online extension. If it is, you need to erase the add-on first, and, hopefully, the hijacker will disappear as well. You might also need to uninstall the app via Control Panel. If that does not work, you might have to modify homepage settings, and that is what the guide below represents. Also, do not forget to scan your PC to make sure that other threats are not active. If they are, delete them immediately. If you need any assistance with the removal process, you can leave a comment below. Explain your issues, and we will try to assist you as best as we can.