Search.myemailxp.com redirect removal instructions
What is search.myemailxp.com?
My Email XP is a browser extension that claims to be a great tool for users to instantly access their email. This app is distributed using a deceptive software marketing method called 'bundling' and often installs together with free software downloadable on freeware download websites. Some users may feel that My Email XP is a legitimate app, however, this extension assigns the default search engine, homepage, and new tab URL settings of popular Internet browsers (Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, and Mozilla Firefox) to search.myemailxp.com. My Email XP is thus categorized as a browser hijacker. Furthermore, this app is delivered with several applications called 'helper objects' developed to prevent users from reverting these changes. Popular freeware download websites often demand use of a small 'download programs' to download the chosen software. Although it is stated that download programs (also called 'installers', 'download managers', 'download tools', 'download clients', etc.) will 'ease and speed-up the download process', their purpose, as described below, is more dubious.
Downloads.com, softonic.com, soft32.com, and many other freeware download websites monetize their traffic and free services via download apps - these are developed to offer installation of additional programs together with the chosen software. In some instances, these programs are simply hidden within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' options section. Applications distributed using the bundling method are presented as 'legitimate and virus free', however, research shows that careless download and installation of freeware often results in adware or malware infections, including My Email XP. This type of application often tracks users' Internet browsing activity (and collects various types of information such as IP addresses, websites visited, pages viewed, location, and even keyboard and mouse inputs), causes unwanted browser redirects, and displays intrusive online ads (banner, pop-up, interstitial, full-page, coupon, etc.) This collected information may be personally identifiable. The displayed ads can redirect to bogus sites containing infectious content, and the gathered information is later shared with third parties (possibly cyber criminals). Thus, having this bogus app installed on your computer can lead to high-risk computer infections and serious privacy issues. My Email XP is categorized as a rogue application, and therefore, you should uninstall it immediately.
There are hundreds of browser hijacking apps similar to search.myemailxp.com including hotsearches.info, mysearch123.com, searchzillions.com, and 123rede.com. These are just some examples from a long list. Browser hijackers claim to enable useful features (mostly, display of advanced search results) in attempts to trick users into installation. In fact, they provide no significant value for the user - browser hijackers are developed to generate revenue for developers by sharing collected data, displaying ads, and causing unwanted browser redirects that increase the traffic of certain websites. You should never accept installation of unrecognised applications - they can change your computer/browser settings. If your browser continually redirects you to search.myemailxp.com without your consent, the following guide will help you to eliminate this potential threat.
How did search.myemailxp.com install on my computer?
The My Email XP browser hijacker, which promotes the search.myemailxp.com website, is often distributed on freeware download websites together with free software. Most users do not express enough caution when downloading and installing software, and therefore, since additional apps are often hidden within 'Custom' or 'Advanced' settings, skipping them risks inadvertent installation of potentially unwanted programs. The developers aim to distribute as many rogue apps as possible, and therefore, do not properly disclose these installations. Lack of attention when downloading and installing various software is the main cause of these computer infections.
How to avoid installation of potentially unwanted applications?
Download apps from official websites only. If you are downloading from a freeware download website, download from a direct download link if one is provided. If you are forced to use a download manager, closely analyse the entire download process, unchecking any third party apps listed for download. Furthermore, when installing downloaded apps, pay close attention and check each step (especially, within the 'Custom' or 'Advanced' installation section) to ensure that no additional programs are included for installation.
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- What is search.myemailxp.com?
- STEP 1. Uninstall search.myemailxp.com application using Control Panel.
- STEP 2. Remove search.myemailxp.com redirect from Internet Explorer.
- STEP 3. Remove search.myemailxp.com browser hijacker from Google Chrome.
- STEP 4. Remove search.myemailxp.com homepage and default search engine from Mozilla Firefox.
- STEP 5. Remove search.myemailxp.com redirect from Safari.
- STEP 6. Remove rogue plug-ins from Microsoft Edge.
Search.myemailxp.com 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 “My Email XP”, and other recently-installed suspicious programs, select these entries and click "Uninstall" or "Remove".
After uninstalling the potentially unwanted programs that cause browser redirects to the search.myemailxp.com website, scan your computer for any remaining unwanted components. To scan your computer, use recommended malware removal software.
Search.myemailxp.com browser hijacker removal from Internet browsers:
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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 browser extensions ("My Email XP") 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.myemailxp.com 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 "OneSearch".
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.myemailxp.com browser hijacker, 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 "Tools" and click "Extensions". Locate "My Email XP", and other recently-installed unrecognised browser add-ons, select these entries and click the trash can icon.
Change your homepage:
Click the Chrome menu icon (at the top right corner of Google Chrome), select "Settings". In the "On startup" section, click "set pages", hover your mouse over hxxp://search.myemailxp.com and click the x symbol. Now, you can add your preferred website as your homepage.
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" section, click "Manage Search Engines...", remove "myemailxp" and add or select your preferred domain.
If you continue to have problems with removal of the search.myemailxp.com browser hijacker, 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 "Extensions" and remove "My Email XP".
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, remove hxxp://search.myemailxp.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: "myemailxp.com"
Right-click on the found preferences and select "Reset" to restore default values.
Computer users who have problems with search.myemailxp.com browser hijacker 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.myemailxp.com browser hijacker, 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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