My Email Hub Browser Hijacker
Browser Hijacker | 07/17/2018

How to Remove My Email hub from your system?

About: My Email Hub is a malicious Browser extension designed with the sole purpose to control all installed web browsers and infect them by displaying malevolent ads. The nasty browser plugin lures user to install the extension by claiming to provide quick...  Read More  

| Browser Hijacker | How to Remove My Email hub from your system?

What is ‘My Email Hub’ Browser Redirect?

 

My Email Hub’ is a malicious browser plug-in that hijacks user’s browsers. The pernicious browser extension is created by cyber offenders to take control of all the installed web browsers and infect them by displaying sponsored ads that may be malevolent. The installation of this browser plug-in also ruins user’s browsing experience as their online search results are inaccurate as they are redirected to sponsored web pages to promote affiliated websites. These web domains are malicious and host infectious code. This makes the victimized PC susceptible to many other system infections.

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My Email Hub Browser Hijacker lures user to install the free browser plug-in by making false claims of providing one- click access to email accounts right from user New Tab page. The nasty extension prompts user to download and install the plug-in with the promise of not having to type the URL of the email provider again and providing quick access to Gmail, Hotmail, and Outlook and more straight from user’s new tab.

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The Malicious extension is powered by Yahoo, a legitimate search engine. Entering a query in the search box redirects uses to search.yahoo.com. Hence users are compelled to use the Yahoo search engine. Attempts to change the url is of no use as the infection is configured to revert the web searches to malicious domain. Even though the site claims to be powered by Yahoo, it is not a good idea to use this search engine as the search results are inaccurate and promote sponsored web pages.

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Threats posed by My Email Hub Browser Hijacker

Once installed the pernicious Browser Hijacker proceeds with the execution of the configured in-built sequence. The threat exhibits a similar behavior like its other counterparts say for example MKeeper.exe, and begins the malicious act by modifying browser settings and replacing the user configured extension with its own. This enables the nasty system infection to keep a close watch on user browsing activities and monitor browser cookies, bookmarks, history and any stored passwords. The malicious code is also responsible for changes including redirecting user searches to hacker controlled web pages.

Other threats posed by the noxious system infection include:

  • Persistent Installation: My Email Hub Browser Hijacker targets system registry to exhibit Persistence installation i.e. to launch the malicious code as soon as the system is booted. In some cases the malware infects the MSR( Master Boot Record) hindering manual removal options to free the system from this infection.
  • Hijacking User Personal Identifiable Data: This malicious Browser Hijacker is configured to collect user confidential information that comprise of:

Personal Identifiable Data: This includes username, passwords, address, email id, Phone no., and areas of interest of the users that can be used to extort the users or expose their identity.

System configuration information: This includes information about system hardware components, Operating system, system settings of the victimized PC. This info is useful as it helps them optimize the ongoing attack or any other attack in the future.

 My Email Hub Browser Hijacker: Spread Techniques

Cyber miscreants utilize all common distribution tactics to install My Email Hub Browser Hijacker in the system and increase the number of target hosts.

  1. Browser Extension Repository: The Browser repository is added with the source code of the pernicious system infection using hoax developer account. The extension is then marketed by providing fake reviews to attract more users to download this falsely considered legitimate and useful tool.
  2. Software Bundling: Software bundling is the process in which a malicious program is distributed with other free software, to get an unnoticed entry into your computer system. When a user installs a free application, the malicious programs gains a front door entry with the free application, the user has downloaded. Thus, it is a good idea to keep an eye on the installation screens while installing these free applications.
  3. Infected Storage Devices: Your system can also get infected by using removable media such as USB hard drives and jump drives without scanning them with an anti-virus.
  4. Spam Emails – Spamming is the most economic and common method used for the distribution of such malware. The targeted users get genuine looking emails which contain .doc, .txt, and other similar attachments. These attachments can be named as anything which can grab the user’s attention and triggers him/her to open the attachment. As soon as the user opens this attachment, the malware infects the user’s computer system.
  5. Malicious Websites or Malevolent Advertisements: The malicious websites are the ones which are created just for promoting the malware infections. Such websites include but are not limited to porn sites, torrent sites and other free downloading platforms. By visiting such websites, the adware infects the user’s computer without permission. Fake advertisements and updates like Flash player and windows updates which ask the user to update to the latest version are a few examples. When the users click on such links, their computer system gets infected. That is why, it is highly recommended to resist clicking on such links. Also avoid clicking on advertisements offering free stuff such as Win and i Phones, cars or free overseas trips etc.

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After downloading this malicious plug-in, user browser screen is prompted with an inline notification that seeks for the following permissions from the user:

  • Read and change all your data on the websites you visit.
  • Replace the page you see when opening new tab
  • Manage your apps, extensions and themes

Users are advised to not to ignore this alert and avoid adding the extension as the installing software seeks unnecessary authorizations from the users.

And if by accident you happen to install this nasty browser extension, then follow the removal guidelines below to remove this pernicious system infection and save your PC from any future hazards.

Threat Summary

Name: My Email Hub

Browsers Affected: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Firefox

Targeted Operating System: Windows

Category: Browser Hijacker

Symptoms:  Homepage, new tab and search engine are replaced with search.yahoo.com domain.

Appearance of sponsored ads and pop-ups

Registry Modification, unnatural network activities and occasional sluggishness of the infected device.

Note: Before we begin, try to remember how the extension got downloaded  on your computer system. Generally, these programs come bundled with free applications that we download off the internet. It is a good practice to locate and uninstall such programs while removing the Browser Hijacker/ Extensions.

 

How to remove My Email hub Browser Hijacker from the system?

 

Tips to prevent your computer system from getting infected –

  1. Keeping the Operating System Updated- In order to remain protected and avoid such infections, it is recommended to keep your Operating System updated by enabling the automatic update on your system. The systems with outdated or older versions of Operating System become an easy target for the attackers.
  2. Resist clicking on spam emails – One of the major techniques used for malware distribution is forwarding spam emails to the user. The system gets infected as soon as the user clicks on the attachment. These mails appear to be genuine, so be aware and resist falling for these tricks.
  3. Keep an eye on third party installations- It is quite important that you take due care while installing any third party applications for they are major source of such infections. Such malware programs come bundled with the free applications thereby requiring the user to remain cautious.
  4. Regular periodical backup- In order to keep your data and files safe, it is recommended to take regular back up of all your data and files either on an external drive or cloud.
  5. Use Anti-Virus Protection- We strongly recommend the use of antivirus protection/internet security in your PC like Hitman Pro and BULL GUARD so that it remains safe.
  6. Enable the Ad Blocker/Popup Blocker in your browser- Enabling the popup blocker/ ad blocker in your chosen browser will help you to stay protected from annoying adware.

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