- Hijacks homepage
- Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel
Though Emailtabsearch.com looks like a regular search provider, our research team classifies it as a browser hijacker. Did you install this search tool onto your Google Chrome browser willingly? Was this search tool the main program you were interested in? The chances are that you first encountered it right before its installation and that you know very little about it. According to our research, users usually let this hijacker in along with a browser extension that is known by the names “MyEmailTab” and “Email.” This extension is represented at lp.myemailtab.com, and its installer is available via the Chrome web store at chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/music/icnggmipgkebapoemlnmgbiccecglnme. It could also be spread via unfamiliar third-party installers. When you download the extension, you are forced to let the search tool in as well, and that is why we classify it as a browser hijacker. Naturally, we recommend removing Emailtabsearch.com from your browser, and we can show you how to do that.
The company behind Emailtabsearch.com is Upside Innovations Inc. The same company also stands behind Radiotabsearch.com, another suspicious browser hijacker that we recommend removing. Both of these hijackers are linked to unique extensions, and they represent unique themes. As you can tell by the name of Emailtabsearch.com, this hijacker is meant to assist you with your emails. The extension associated with the hijacker is officially represented at lp.myemailtab.com, and, according to the information on this site, MyEmailTab is meant to make logging into your email accounts quicker. Well, the extension adds easy-access links to popular email services, but we do not consider that helpful. After all, you can easily attach links of your favorite email providers to your Chrome bookmarks bar. The links that the hijacker shows include gmail.com, aol.com, yahoo.com, outlook.com, and hotmail.com. You are also provided with easy-access links to facebook.com and youtube.com. So, what is the deal with the hijacker? Why did the creator of a seemingly beneficial extension decide to promote it alongside?
The information and the facts we have gathered point to the removal of Emailtabsearch.com, and we can help you get rid of this suspicious browser hijacker. In fact, it is quite easy to get rid of it, as all you need to do is remove MyEmailTab/Email from chrome://extensions. This menu can be accessed via the Chrome browser by entering “chrome://extensions” into the address bar. Next, click the trash button next to the unwanted extension and choose Remove. This is one of the options to get rid of the hijacker. You can also choose to follow the guide below. It explains how to erase files from the operating system. Even if you are completely inexperienced, you should have no trouble eliminating this hijacker. Now, the situation might be slightly different if other threats are active on your PC. If they are – and this could be the case if the extension/hijacker was installed via a software bundle – we cannot be 100% sure that you will be able to clean your PC yourself. The best thing to do, in this case, is to install a trusted anti-malware tool that could clean your computer automatically.
N.B. Windows XP users need to enter %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\ (in the first step).