My Login Hub browser hijacker removal instructions
What is My Login Hub?
The My Login Hub application supposedly provides quick access to various email accounts - users can supposedly access them directly from a newly opened tab. In fact, My Login Hub is actually a browser hijacker, a potentially unwanted application (PUA). Generally, browser hijackers promote the addresses of fake search engines by changing browser settings. Furthermore, most collect browsing data. They are classed as PUAs, since people tend to download and install them unintentionally. Note that My Login Hub is installed together with another PUA called Hide My Searches.
Typically, browser hijackers change settings such as the address of the default search engine, homepage, and new tab. My Login Hub assigns these addresses to hp.hmyloginhub.co. Therefore, browsers hijacked by My Login Hub load this address when users open the browser program. Furthermore, it is loaded when they open a new tab or enter search queries into the URL bar. Note that hp.hmyloginhub.co is the address of a fake search engine that does not generate any unique search results - it simply provides results generated by Yahoo. Therefore, people who use hp.hmyloginhub.co as a search engine are redirected to search.yahoo.com. To remove hp.hmyloginhub.co from the aforementioned settings, My Login Hub must be uninstalled, otherwise this browser hijacker will reassign the settings after each attempt to change them. It should also be uninstalled, since apps of this type are usually designed to gather browsing data. In some cases, they record personal, sensitive details as well. Typically, they gather IP addresses, addresses of visited pages, entered search queries, geolocations, and so on. Developers sell the information to third parties (often, cyber criminals) who misuse private details to generate revenue. It is not safe to use browser hijackers or have them installed on browsers and/or operating systems. These apps cause problems with browsing safety, privacy, etc., and some users might even become victims of identity theft.
|Name||My Login Hub|
|Threat Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab.|
|Detection Names||Avast (Win32:AdwareSig [Adw]), DrWeb (Adware.Spigot.155), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/WinWrapper.V Potentially Unwanted), Microsoft (PUA:Win32/WinWrapper), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Browser Extension(s)||My Login Hub|
|Supposed Functionality||This app supposedly provides quick access to various email accounts.|
|Serving IP Address (hp.hmyloginhub.co)||188.8.131.52|
|Affected Browser Settings||Homepage, new tab URL, default search engine|
|Symptoms||Manipulated internet browser settings (homepage, default Internet search engine, new tab settings). Users are forced to visit the hijacker's website and search the internet using their search engines.|
|Additional Information||My Login Hub is distributed with another browser hijacker called Hide My Searches.|
|Distribution methods||Deceptive pop-up ads, free software installers (bundling), fake Flash Player installers.|
|Damage||Internet browser tracking (potential privacy issues), display of unwanted ads, redirects to dubious websites.|
|Malware Removal (Windows)||
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My Login Hub is similar to other apps of this type including, for example, Newfinder APP, Auto Purge and Quickgo Search. Typically, browser hijackers are advertised useful, legitimate apps, however, after installation, they change browser settings and continually gather information. These apps generate revenue for the developers and often deliver no useful features or any other value. For these reasons, My Login Hub, Hide My Searches and other PUAs should be uninstalled immediately.
How did My Login Hub install on my computer?
My Login Hub is available for download on its website, however, most people download and install it through clicked deceptive ads or the set-ups of other software. To trick users into downloading and installing PUAs with other software, developers distribute PUAs using the "bundling" method - they include unwanted apps into the download and/or installation set-ups and hide related information in settings such as "Custom", "Advanced", and so on. People who leave these settings unchecked and unchanged often allow unwanted apps to be downloaded and installed by default.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications
It is not safe to download and/or install software through third party downloaders, installers, Peer-to-Peer networks such as eMule, torrent clients, from unofficial websites, or other similar sources. Download only from official web pages and via direct download links. If a download and/or installation setup includes settings such as "Custom", "Advanced", do not leave them unchecked. If the settings contain offers to download or install unwanted software, dismiss them before finishing the download and/or installation process. Note that ads that are displayed on dubious web pages often redirect to untrustworthy websites if they are clicked. In some cases they download and/or install unwanted programs. Remove all unwanted extensions, add-ons or plug-ins that are already installed on the browser. Also uninstall programs of this kind that are installed on the operating system. If your computer is already infected with My Login Hub, we recommend running a scan with Malwarebytes for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacke.
Website promoting My Login Hub browser hijacker:
My Login Hub browser hijacker installer set-up:
My Login Hub asks permission to read and change data:
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- What is My Login Hub?
- STEP 1. Uninstall My Login Hub application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove hp.hmyloginhub.co redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove My Login Hub browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove hp.hmyloginhub.co homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove hp.hmyloginhub.co redirect from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
My Login Hub browser hijacker removal:
Windows 7 users:
Click Start (Windows Logo at the bottom left corner of your desktop), choose Control Panel. Locate Programs and click Uninstall a program.
Windows XP users:
Click Start, choose Settings and click Control Panel. Locate and click Add or Remove Programs.
Windows 10 and Windows 8 users:
Right-click in the lower left corner of the screen, in the Quick Access Menu select Control Panel. In the opened window choose Programs and Features.
Mac OSX users:
Click Finder, in the opened screen select Applications. Drag the app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located in your Dock), then right click the Trash icon and select Empty Trash.
In the uninstall programs window: look for any recently installed suspicious applications (for example, "My Login Hub"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications that cause browser redirects to the hp.hmyloginhub.co website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
My Login Hub browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:
Video showing how to remove browser redirects:
Remove malicious add-ons from Internet Explorer:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions, select these entries and click "Remove".
Change your homepage:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Internet Options", in the opened window remove hxxp://hp.hmyloginhub.co and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you launch Internet Explorer. You can also enter about: blank to open a blank page when you start Internet Explorer.
Change your default search engine:
Click the "gear" icon (at the top right corner of Internet Explorer), select "Manage Add-ons". In the opened window, select "Search Providers", set "Google", "Bing", or any other preferred search engine as your default and then remove "My Login Hub".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the hp.hmyloginhub.co redirect, reset your Internet Explorer settings to default.
Windows XP users: Click Start, click Run, in the opened window type inetcpl.cpl In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows Vista and Windows 7 users: Click the Windows logo, in the start search box type inetcpl.cpl and click enter. In the opened window click the Advanced tab, then click Reset.
Windows 8 users: Open Internet Explorer and click the gear icon. Select Internet Options.
In the opened window, select the Advanced tab.
Click the Reset button.
Confirm that you wish to reset Internet Explorer settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious extensions from Google Chrome:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "More tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "My Login Hub" and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons (e.g., "Hide My Searches"), and remove them.
Change your homepage:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, disable "My Login Hub" or "Hide My Searches", look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://hp.hmyloginhub.co or hxxps://hidemysearches.com) below the “Open a specific or set of pages” option. If present, click on the three vertical dots icon and select “Remove”.
Change your default search engine:
To change your default search engine in Google Chrome: Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings", in the "Search engine" section, click "Manage search engines...", in the opened list look for "hxxp://hp.hmyloginhub.co" and "hxxp://hidemysearches.com", and when located click the three vertical dots near this URL and select "Remove from list".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the hp.hmyloginhub.co redirect, reset your Google Chrome browser settings. Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome) and select Settings. Scroll down to the bottom of the screen. Click the Advanced… link.
After scrolling to the bottom of the screen, click the Reset (Restore settings to their original defaults) button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Google Chrome settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
Remove malicious plug-ins from Mozilla Firefox:
Click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), select "Add-ons". Click on "Extensions" and remove "My Login Hub", as well as all other recently installed browser plug-ins (e.g., "Hide My Searches").
Change your homepage:
To reset your homepage, click the Firefox menu (at the top right corner of the main window), then select "Options", in the opened window disable "My Login Hub" or "Hide My Searches", remove hxxp://hp.hmyloginhub.co or hxxp://hidemysearches.com and enter your preferred domain, which will open each time you start Mozilla Firefox.
Change your default search engine:
In the URL address bar, type about:config and press Enter.
Click "I'll be careful, I promise!".
In the search filter at the top, type: "extensionControlled"
Set both results to "false" by either double-clicking each entry or clicking the button.
Computer users who have problems with hp.hmyloginhub.co redirect removal can reset their Mozilla Firefox settings.
Open Mozilla Firefox, at the top right corner of the main window, click the Firefox menu, in the opened menu, click Help.
Select Troubleshooting Information.
In the opened window, click the Refresh Firefox button.
In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Mozilla Firefox settings to default by clicking the Refresh Firefox button.
Remove malicious extensions from Safari:
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click Safari menu, then select Preferences...
In the preferences window select the Extensions tab. Look for any recently installed suspicious extensions and uninstall them.
In the preferences window select General tab and make sure that your homepage is set to a preferred URL, if its altered by a browser hijacker - change it.
In the preferences window select Search tab and make sure that your preferred Internet search engine is selected.
Make sure your Safari browser is active and click on Safari menu. From the drop down menu select Clear History and Website Data...
In the opened window select all history and click the Clear History button.
Remove malicious extensions from Microsoft Edge:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Extensions". Locate any recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons, and remove them.
Change your homepage and new tab settings:
Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section look for the name of the browser hijacker and click "Disable".
Change your default Internet search engine:
To change your default search engine in Microsoft Edge: Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge), select "Privacy and services", scroll to bottom of the page and select "Address bar". In the "Search engines used in address bar" section look for the name of the unwanted Internet search engine, when located click the "Disable" button near it. Alternatively you can click on "Manage search engines", in the opened menu look for unwanted Internet search engine. Click on the puzzle icon near it and select "Disable".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the hp.hmyloginhub.co redirect, reset your Microsoft Edge browser settings. Click the Edge menu icon (at the top right corner of Microsoft Edge) and select Settings.
In the opened settings menu select Reset settings.
Select Restore settings to their default values. In the opened window, confirm that you wish to reset Microsoft Edge settings to default by clicking the Reset button.
- If this did not help, follow these alternative instructions explaining how to reset the Microsoft Edge browser.
A browser hijacker is a type of adware infection that modifies Internet browser settings by assigning the homepage and default Internet search engine settings to some other (unwanted) website URL. Commonly, this type of adware infiltrates operating systems through free software downloads. If your download is managed by a download client, ensure that you decline offers to install advertised toolbars or applications that seek to change your homepage and default Internet search engine settings.
If you are experiencing problems while trying to remove hp.hmyloginhub.co redirect from your Internet browsers, please ask for assistance in our malware support forum.
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