Do you know what Search.emailaccountlogin.co is?
Search.emailaccountlogin.co appears to be a browser hijacker that travels with an extension called either Email Account or Email Account Login. It looks like the title may differ depending on the user’s browser. At the moment of writing the software is compatible with Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Google Chrome. Because of the add-on’s description, it may sound more useful than it is, so it might work a bit differently from what users could imagine. We have tested the application ourselves, and if you wish to know why we doubt its reliability or do not believe it could prove to be beneficial, you should take a look at the rest of the article. Below the text, we will provide a solution to delete the browser hijacker and the suspicious extension it comes with at the same time; thus, if you are looking for a removal guide slide a bit below the main text.
It looks like the plugin Search.emailaccountlogin.co is distributed with has an official web page available on emailaccountlogin.co. The short description provided on the website says that by installing the add-on, you can “Start accessing all your email accounts faster than before.” The question is how the extension could fulfill this promise? After all accessing email is already a rather quick process; all the user has to do is load the email’s login website and insert his login and password. If you allow the browser to memorize this information you can even log in without typing the password every time. Apparently by saying the user can access his email accounts faster the application’s creators probably meant he would be able to load the email’s login website faster since the software adds multiple icons leading to Gmail, Yahoo, Hotmail, and other popular email’s login sites. Therefore, in case you already have bookmarked such sites, you might see no benefit from installing its plugin.Search.emailaccountlogin.co screenshot
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Furthermore, if you place the add-on on the browser it could change your browser preferences by pacing Search.emailaccountlogin.co instead of your homepage, default search provider, or new tab page. However, the worst part is that it is quite possible the search engine might be displaying modified search results. To be more precise, it means Search.emailaccountlogin.co could show suspicious advertisements together with the results. The main problem is not the fact such content may annoy the user or disturb his browsing, but the possibility it might be malicious. In which case, interaction with it could endanger the system or put your privacy at risk.
Given the extension does not appear to be useful and the search engine it provides is unreliable and a browser hijacker, we believe it would be safest to get rid of the software. Fortunately, it is quite easy to do so if you are willing to reset the hijacked browser. The other way to deal with the threat is to employ a reputable antimalware tool. It would detect Search.emailaccountlogin.co during the scan, and you could eliminate it together with other possible threats located on the system by simply clicking the deletion button.
- Open the browser and click Alt+X.
- Select Internet Options.
- Go to the Advanced tab.
- Choose Reset and mark Delete personal settings.
- Click Reset and press Close.
- Launch Mozilla Firefox.
- Select the Help icon.
- Pick Troubleshooting information and select Refresh Firefox.
- Press Refresh Firefox again.
- Select Finish.
- Launch the browser and tap Alt+F.
- Choose Settings and slide down.
- Click on Advanced and slide down again.
- Select Reset.
- Tap the Reset button.
In non-techie terms:
Search.emailaccountlogin.co is currently distributed with a browser extension that goes by a similar name. Therefore, if you install it, the browser hijacker should switch your start page or other browser preferences to promote the search engine’s usage. It may not look suspicious, but we advise you not to use it to search the Internet since it could show unreliable advertising content together with the provided search results. Users who do not want to keep such suspicious software on the system would not hesitate to erase the browser hijacker and the extension it travels with. To remove the threat have a look at the removal guide placed above or use a reputable antimalware tool of your preference.