How to uninstall Easy Email Login and Encrypted Search
Written by Tomas Meskauskas on (updated)
What is Easy Email Login?
Easy Email Login is a potentially unwanted application (PUA), a browser hijacker designed to provide quick access to email and social networking platforms, and various shopping and weather forecast websites. In fact, it promotes search.easyemaillogintab.net (a fake search engine) by changing browser settings, and also gathers browsing data.
People usually download and install browser hijackers (and other PUAs) unintentionally. Furthermore, Easy Email Login is installed together with another PUA called Encrypted Search.
Easy Email Login assigns settings such as the address of the default search engine, homepage, and new tab to search.easyemaillogintab.net. Therefore, users are forced to visit and use this fake search engine when they open a browser, new tab or enter search queries into the URL bar.
Note that search.easyemaillogintab.net is a fake search engine, since it does not generate unique results and simply redirects to search.yahoo.com. Therefore, search.easyemaillogintab.net provides results generated by Yahoo, a legitimate search engine.
Search engines such as search.easyemaillogintab.net are useless, however, browser hijackers do not allow users to remove their addresses from the aforementioned settings as long as they are installed. Therefore, the only way to avoid being redirected to search.easyemaillogintab.net is to uninstall Easy Email Login.
Otherwise, it will reappoint this address after each attempt to remove it from these settings (or change it to another address). Furthermore, browser hijackers often record details such as IP addresses, entered search queries, addresses of visited pages, geolocations, and so on.
They can also gather personal, confidential information. Developers sell the data to third parties (potentially, cyber criminals) who misuse it to generate revenue in other ways.
In summary, people who have apps such as Easy Email Login, Encrypted Search (and other PUAs) installed on their browsers and/or operating systems risk problems relating to browsing safety, privacy or they might even become victims of identity theft. Therefore, never download or install apps of this type. Remove all PUAs immediately.
|Name||Easy Email Login|
|Threat Type||Browser Hijacker, Redirect, Search Hijacker, Toolbar, Unwanted New Tab.|
|Detection Names||Avast (Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]), AVG (Win32:Adware-gen [Adw]), ESET-NOD32 (A Variant Of Win32/WinWrapper.V Potentially Unwanted), Microsoft (PUA:Win32/OpenDownloadManager), Full List Of Detections (VirusTotal)|
|Browser Extension(s)||Easy Email Login|
|Supposed Functionality||Quick access to email accounts, social networking platforms and other web pages.|
|Serving IP Address (search.easyemaillogintab.net)||220.127.116.11|
|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||Easy Email Login is distributed with another browser hijacker called Encrypted Search.|
|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)||
To eliminate possible malware infections, scan your computer with legitimate antivirus software. Our security researchers recommend using Combo Cleaner.
Some examples of other PUAs (browser hijackers) include Template Finder Now, Breaking News Plus and View Free Recipes Now. Generally, they force users to visit and use fake search engines and gather various information. They deliver not real value and cause only problems.
For these reasons, remove Easy Email Login, Encrypted Search and other apps of this type from the browser and operating system immediately.
How did Easy Email Login install on my computer?
In most cases people are tricked into downloading and installing browser hijackers and other PUAs when they are included as additional offers in the download/installation set-ups. This PUA distribution method is called "bundling" and is used trick people into downloading and installing PUAs with other, regular programs.
Generally, offers to download and install PUAs can be found in settings such as "Advanced", "Custom", and other parts of the set-ups, however, people often download and install programs without checking or changing these settings. In doing so, they allow PUAs to be downloaded and installed through the setups of other programs.
When clicked, some deceptive ads also cause download/installation of PUAs (they execute certain scripts).
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications
Do not download files or programs from unofficial, dubious web pages, through Peer-to-Peer networks such as torrent clients, eMule, third party downloaders or other such tools. Avoid third party installers. All software should be downloaded from official websites and via direct download links.
Do not download or install anything without first checking settings such as "Custom" and "Advanced", and dismissing offers to download/install additional software.
Do not click advertisements that are displayed on dubious web pages (e.g., relating to gambling, adult dating, pornography, and other similar sites) - they can cause redirects to untrusted websites or unwanted downloads and installations.
If the browser opens dubious pages or displays advertisements regularly, check for any installed unwanted, suspicious apps (extensions, plug-ins or add-ons) and remove them immediately. The same should be applied to programs of this kind installed on the operating system.
If your computer is already infected with Easy Email Login, we recommend running a scan with Combo Cleaner Antivirus for Windows to automatically eliminate this browser hijacker.
Easy Email Login download page:
Easy Email Login browser hijacker installer:
Easy Email Login asks permission to read and change data:
Instant automatic malware removal:
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- What is Easy Email Login?
- STEP 1. Uninstall Easy Email Login application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove search.easyemaillogintab.net redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove Easy Email Login browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove search.easyemaillogintab.net homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove search.easyemaillogintab.net redirect from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Easy Email Login browser hijacker removal:
Windows 11 users:
Right-click on the Start icon, select Apps and Features. In the opened window search for the application you want to uninstall, after locating it, click on the three vertical dots and select Uninstall.
Windows 10 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.
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.
macOS (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, "Easy Email Login"), select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted applications that cause browser redirects to the search.easyemaillogintab.net website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Easy Email Login 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://search.easyemaillogintab.net 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 "Easy Email Login".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.easyemaillogintab.net 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 "Easy Email Login" and other recently-installed suspicious browser add-ons (e.g., "Encrypted Search"), 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 "Easy Email Login" or "Encrypted Search", look for a browser hijacker URL (hxxp://search.easyemaillogintab.net or hxxps://encryptedsearch.org) below the “Open a specific or set of pages” option. If present, click 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://search.easyemaillogintab.net" and "hxxp://encryptedsearch.org" 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 search.easyemaillogintab.net 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 "Easy Email Login", as well as all other recently installed browser plug-ins (e.g., "Encrypted Search").
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 "Easy Email Login" or "Encrypted Search", remove hxxp://search.easyemaillogintab.net or hxxp://encryptedsearch.org 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 search.easyemaillogintab.net 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 search.easyemaillogintab.net 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.
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