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Danger level 6
Type: Browser Hijackers
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Changes default search engine

My Email Signin

My Email Signin is not the extension you might have believed it to be at first. Although it is introduced to potential users as a tool that provides easy access to popular email services, there is so much more than meets the eye. First and foremost, this extension belongs to Polarity Technologies Ltd, and this company does not have the best reputation, primarily because of the hundreds of hijackers it has produced. In most cases, every unique hijacker has a unique extension representing it. In our case, the extension is set up to introduce Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer users to the Search.hmyemailsignin.com hijacker. If you install the add-on, this suspicious search tool takes over the homepage, default search provider, and the New Tab (it takes over different browsers in different ways). If you are in this situation as well, you might have already decided to remove My Email Signin and the hijacker it comes with. In this case, find the guide below. If you are interested to learn more before you delete the suspicious software, please continue reading.

You might have downloaded My Email Signin from chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/my-email-signin/aclebadgjklemddbgcjaoggkedebfgah (only if you use Google Chrome), or the official download page, myemailsignin.com. You might have also been introduced to the suspicious extension via a third-party installer as well, in which case, it is obligatory that you install a trusted malware scanner and inspect your operating system to look for other threats. The same rule applies to those dealing with other Polarity Technologies Ltd extensions and hijackers, including Search.hplayfreemusic.co, Search.searchwamtv.com, and Search.hdailysocialweb.com. According to our research, all of them are equally as unreliable, and all of them should be deleted from the browsers they affect. The problem is that these hijackers all look harmless as they offer easy access links to popular websites and also appear to use Yahoo Search to find seemingly reliable search results. In fact, this search tool might be one of the most important reasons to delete My Email Signin. Why is that? That is because the hijacker redirects to this page without permission and because it shows sponsored links that might be useless or even misleading.

When you install My Email Signin and Search.hmyemailsignin.com takes over the browser, you are introduced to links leading to news.mynewswire.co, google.com/gmail/about/#, login.yahoo.com, login.live.com, facebook.com, and google.com/maps pages. These links are not malicious. The links shown via the search filed could be. As discussed already, the well-known Yahoo search engine is employed to show you search results, but you need to be cautious because the creator of My Email Signin is likely to inject links that represent third-party content. Unfortunately, information about these third parties is not disclosed to users, and so one can only guess what kinds of links could be shown by the hijacker. Even if no malicious or misleading links are added, you need to be cautious about the data trackers that could be employed to spy on you. As the Privacy Policy informs, the hijacker is given the permission to collect data that may contain personally identifiable information as soon as it is installed. If you want to revoke this permission, you have to delete the hijacker from your operating system.

Are malicious infections active on your operating system? That can be difficult to figure out, but if you employ a malware scanner to inspect your PC, it should be much easier to figure out what you need to do. If heavily malicious threats are found, most likely, you will choose to install anti-malware software that will automatically erase all threats. It will delete My Email Signin along with Search.hmyemailsignin.com as well. If this option is not what you are interested in, you will need to figure out how to clean your operating system manually. While we cannot claim that you will be able to handle all threats on your own, you should have no trouble removing Search.hmyemailsignin.com yourself. You can get rid of this threat from Chrome and Firefox browsers by eliminating the extension. Internet Explorer users need to uninstall the application published by Cloud Installer. If you have problems erasing the threat – regardless of the removal method you employ – contact us by posting a comment below.

My Email Signin Removal

Google Chrome:

  1. Open the browser and tap keys Alt+F.
  2. Select More tools and then Extensions.
  3. Click the recycle bin next to the unwanted add-on.
  4. Select Remove.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open the browser and tap keys Alt+T.
  2. Select Add-ons and then open the Extensions menu.
  3. Remove the add-on named Email.

Internet Explorer:

  1. Access the Control Panel.
  2. Move to Uninstall a program (or Add or Remove Programs on Windows XP).
  3. Uninstall/Remove the undesirable application.
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