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Danger level 7
Type: Adware
Common infection symptoms:
  • Hijacks homepage
  • Can't be uninstalled via Control Panel

Though 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, and its installer is available via the Chrome web store at 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 from your browser, and we can show you how to do that.

The company behind is Upside Innovations Inc. The same company also stands behind, 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, this hijacker is meant to assist you with your emails. The extension associated with the hijacker is officially represented at, 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,,,, and You are also provided with easy-access links to and So, what is the deal with the hijacker? Why did the creator of a seemingly beneficial extension decide to promote it alongside?

The suspicious is beneficial for the creator of the suspicious MyEmailTab add-on. When you enter keywords into the search box, you will be redirected to Yahoo Search. Although this engine is generally known as authentic and reliable, the results could be modified to accommodate sponsored links. If you interact with these links, the creator of the hijacker is likely to earn money. On top of that, tracking cookies are installed along with the hijacker, and they are set up to track all kinds of information, some of which might be sold to third parties as well. According to the Privacy Policy statement, personally identifiable information could be recorded by accident. What is more, it could be shared with affiliated companies. So, who are these affiliates? Unfortunately, it is unknown, and that is something we worry about because if these parties are malicious advertisers and schemers, they could use information about you in a devious and malicious way. This is a big reason to delete

The information and the facts we have gathered point to the removal of, 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. Removal

  1. Launch Explorer (tap Win+E keys) and enter %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\ into the address bar.
  2. Open the Default folder (or {Profile name} folder) and move to Extensions.
  3. Right-click and Delete the folder named icnggmipgkebapoemlnmgbiccecglnme.

N.B. Windows XP users need to enter %UserProfile%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\ (in the first step).

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