Do you know what Search.hemailaccessonline.com is?
Search.hemailaccessonline.com is a browser hijacker. There is no denying that this application is rather shady because users seldom want to have such apps on-board. And yet we cannot categorize it as a malicious infection because users install such programs themselves.
Here you might say that you never wanted to change your homepage or search engine, but that is really the case with browser hijackers. They might look like malicious apps that enter your system surreptitiously, but users often have the chance to avoid installing them and they miss that chance. Well, at least, now here is your chance to remove Search.hemailaccessonline.com for good.
It is very likely that you will have to remove many other unwanted applications from your computer. To be fully prepared for that, you should acquire a reliable antispyware application that would help you terminate all the unwanted and dangerous programs. What’s more, you should be more aware of the ways such applications travel around. Users quite often lose their chance to avoid installing such programs because they do not understand how they get distributed. As mentioned, Search.hemailaccessonline.com gets installed on the target computer with user’s permission, too.
So how did Search.hemailaccessonline.com enter your PC? The chances are that this browser hijacker came bundled in a freeware package. There is no official homepage out there that would have the direct download link for the program, and so, we are almost 100% sure that the browser hijacker comes bundled with freeware. If it is freeware that we are talking about, then it is obviously you who downloads it! Think of all the random applications you have downloaded recently from file-sharing websites. There is a very high possibility that these programs came bundled with additional apps and features, and you simply breezed through the installation because it all looked too default.
Unfortunately, this is probably where you missed your chance to avoid the browser hijacker. When you were done with the installation, Search.hemailaccessonline.com changed your settings on Chrome, Firefox, or Internet Explorer. The good thing, however, is that browser hijackers do not hide themselves. They are visible immediately, the moment you access the Internet. So it allows us to prepare countermeasures immediately.Search.hemailaccessonline.com screenshot
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Please note that the homepage for this browser hijacker will look like a decent search engine. It is also very likely that Search.hemailaccessonline.com will use a popular search engine to deliver you your search results. However, there is nothing reliable about this program, and you should never trust it. The program behaves just like Search.yourmapscenter.com, Search.youremailnow.com, Search.yourclassifiedscenter.com, and many other browser hijackers from the same group. And when a program belongs to a group of similar intruders, it spells nothing but trouble.
Of course, the main reason this browser hijacker enters your computer is money. It plans to generate some financial income for its creators via the pay-per-click system. It practically employs you to work for it without giving you anything useful in return. And this is where the meet the biggest security concern associated with browser hijackers.
Search.hemailaccessonline.com and other similar programs can be easily exploited by cyber criminals to promote and distribute malicious content. They are not aware of that themselves because they do not review the third-party content that goes through its engines, but some of the links delivered via Search.hemailaccessonline.com might as well redirected you to dangerous websites provided, of course, that you click them.
Computer security experts always maintain that malware infection is the worst-case scenario when it comes to browser hijacker issue complications. So it is very unlikely that this program would lead you to a dangerous ransomware den anytime soon. However, you should not take your chances.
The sooner you remove Search.hemailaccessonline.com, the better. The manual removal instructions below should help you terminate this intruder immediately. Nevertheless, after the manual removal, scan your PC with the SpyHunter free scanner because you need to be sure there are no more unwanted programs installed.
Also, please remember that a security application is just one of the few ways that can help you protect your PC from harm. You need to employ safe web browsing habits to avoid installing unnecessary apps. Also, when in doubt, always ask a professional for a piece of advice.
How to Remove Search.hemailaccessonline.com
- Press Win+R and enter regedit. Press OK.
- Navigate to HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main.
- Right-click the Start Page value on the right pane.
- Choose Modify and edit your homepage address. Press OK.
- Press Win+R and enter %AppData% into the Open box.
- Click OK and go to Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\[Unique User ID].
- Use Notepad to open the prefs.js file.
- Remove the following string: user_pref("browser.startup.homepage", "http://Search.hemailaccessonline.com");
- Save changes and exit the file.
- Press Win+R and the Run prompt will open.
- Type %LocalAppData% into the Open box and click OK.
- Go to Google\Chrome\User Data\Default.
- Delete the Preferences, Secure Preferences, and Web Data files.
In non-techie terms:
At first glance, having a browser hijacker on your computer might not seem like such a big deal. However, Search.hemailaccessonline.com and other unwanted applications could easily expose you to potentially corrupted content. If that happens, you would be only a click away from a malicious computer infection. To put it simply, you need to nip the problem early in the bud, and so you have to remove Search.hemailaccessonline.com and everything associated with it from your PC right now.