The article will help you to remove My Email Hub fully. Follow the browser hijacker removal instructions given at the end of the article.
The My Email Hub redirect is a recently discovered browser plugin that can be used for hijacker purposes. Interaction with it can hijack personal data belonging to the victims. Our in-depth article explores some of the dangers associated with its presence on infected hosts.
|Name||My Email Hub|
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||The hijacker redirect can alter the homepage, search engine and new tab on every browser application you have installed.|
|Symptoms||The homepage, new tab and search engine of all your browsers will be switched to My Email Hub. You will be redirected and could see sponsored content.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundled Packages|
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My Email Hub – Distribution Methods
The My Email Hub redirect can be acquired by interacting with a variety of distribution tactics.
Among the main ones there is the coordination of email SPAM campaigns that rely on social engineering tactics that coerce the targets into interacting with a dangerous element. This is done by taking design elements of well-known services and sites and using them to manipulate the users into interacting with a malicious file or hyperlink.
A similar strategy is employed with fake download sites that represent dangerous copies of legitimate services. Along with email messages they are the main methods for spreading infected payload carriers. An example is the use of documents with embedded macros. The files can be of various types: rich text documents, spreadsheets, presentations and databases. Once they are opened a message box will appear asking the users to enable the built-in macros. This will trigger the redirect installation. Another payload that can carry the infection is the use of application installers that are made by taking the legitimate setup files from the vendors and manipulating them with the virus code.
Infected files can also be found on
My Email Hub – Detailed Description
Once installed the My Email Hub redirect will proceed with the execution with its built-in sequence. As most other similar threats it probably begins with the harvesting the data stored in the browsers: cookies, bookmarks, history, settings and any stored passwords. The code is also responsible for changes including the redirection to the hacker-controlled page. Following the infection the next time the users open up their browsers they will be redirected to the operator’s page.
Other actions may be commissioned depending on the exact configuration set by the operators:
- Additional Data Hijacking — The engine can be configured to download additional information such as the victim’s identity: their name, address, phone number, passwords and etc. Other data that can be harvested include campaign optimization metrics – certain operating system values, regional settings and details about the installed hardware components.
- Trojan Module — In certain infections criminal copies of the redirect may be used to install a Trojan component that institutes a secure connection to a hacker-controlled server. It is used to spy on the users, take over control of their machines and also deploy additional viruses.
- Persistent Installation — The My Email Hub redirect can also be installed as a persistent threat. This is done by reconfiguring Windows Registry values and certain configuration file options. In some cases this is followed by the inability to enter the boot recovery menu thereby hindering any manual removal options.
Opening the My Email Hub redirect site itself reveals that the operators have used a template design that is composed of several main components.
WARNING! We remind our readers that any interaction with the search engine or the inserted links can lead to malicious results. Instead of legitimate sites the entered queries can redirect the users to advertising and sponsor pages or even dangerous pages that are riddled with malware.
- Email address
- IP address
- Home address (mailing address)
- Search queries and all data you type in searches
- Search data and specifics of searches
- URLs and clicks
- Browser type
- Your name
- Your geographic location
- Your ISP (Internet Search Provider)
- Communications preferences
- Operating System (and other related data)
We remind our users that browser hjackers like this one have the primary goal of creating a full profile of the victims. The collected data is pooled into databases that are shared between the various hijacker sites.
- Guide 1: How to Remove My Email Hub from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of My Email Hub from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove My Email Hub from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase My Email Hub from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall My Email Hub from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove My Email Hub from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate My Email Hub from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove My Email Hub from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove My Email Hub
Step 2: Uninstall My Email Hub and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by My Email Hub on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by My Email Hub there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of My Email Hub from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall My Email Hub and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove My Email Hub via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove My Email Hub files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as My Email Hub, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove My Email Hub from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase My Email Hub from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall My Email Hub from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove My Email Hub from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the My Email Hub will be removed.
Eliminate My Email Hub from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.