EmailFaster(.)co is the main online domain which is distributing the browser hijacker called Email Faster. SaferBrowser made this unwanted program. The same company is responsible for the creation of many other browser hijackers. The application will change the new tab, homepage, and search engine of your browsers. A toolbar might be put inside your browsers, as well as an extension, related to the hijacker. You could get redirected. To remove this hijacker and all of its items, you should read the whole article.
|Type||Browser Hijacker, PUP|
|Short Description||The hijacker can modify the homepage, search engine and new tab setting on the browser programs you have.|
|Symptoms||The homepage, search engine and new tab of your browsers will be changed to EmailFaster(.)co. You can get redirected and see advertising content.|
|Distribution Method||Freeware Installations, Bundle Packages|
|Detection Tool|| See If Your System Has Been Affected by EmailFaster(.)co |
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|User Experience||Join Our Forum to Discuss EmailFaster(.)co.|
EmailFaster(.)co – Delivery Methods
Email Faster has a few methods of delivery, and the main one is via third-party installers. Without your awareness, such installers found inside bundle packages and freeware can place the hijacker onto your computer. These installations might add extra components, by default. Preventing of getting such programs with browser-hijacking capabilities on your system, can be achieved if you find Custom or Advanced settings. From there you have to be able to deselect components.
Email Faster could be delivered with the aid of different websites online and an extension might be found on the Google Chrome web store. As you can see from the above picture on its main domain page at EmailFaster(.)co you can download directly a browser extension related to it. The hijacker could also be delivered through advertisements, or some redirect links, as well. Browsers that can be affected are: Google Chrome, Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, and Safari.
EmailFaster(.)co – A Closer Look
EmailFaster(.)co is the main page for a browser hijacker that bears the name Email Faster. The site claims that it provides a fast way to access your emails from e-mail applications with one click. What is meant by that is that you have to install the application, and you will get a toolbar on top of your default search page, which is going to be Search.EmailFaster(.)co.
This is how the search engine looks like:
If the application is on your computer, you will see countless redirects to the newly-modified search engine. Other browser settings which this undesirable software can modify are your default homepage, new tab window, themes, etc. The theme used for the default search is the Olympic Games, and that may be because of the Olympic Games in Rio, which is a current hot topic. The company SaferBrowser has developed this program. You can read more about SaferBrowser browser hijackers on our blog.
Extensions, plug-ins, as well as add-ons, might be set inside your browser apps and tamper with various settings, such as the homepage, new tab, default search and more as seen in the list above. Additional components, plus these extensions, primarily come alongside bundled setups and install without any notification. Thus, you could see redirects when browsing the internet. Certain data can be obtained by you and sent to servers of the EmailFaster(.)co site owners, affiliates or partners.
The extension can do the following:
- Read and change all your data on the websites you visit
- Read and change your browsing history
- Manage your downloads
- Manage your apps, extensions, and themes
When you use the Search.EmailFaster(.)co sub-domain, each of your search queries will go through its servers and filtered by this search engine. That way the hijacker can gather information about you and browsing habits. Targeted content and sponsored advertising could appear in the search results as seen in the screenshot down below. The adverts could show up as in-text links, pop-unders, pop-ups or another ad type.
From the picture above, you can see the search results of Search.EmailFaster(.)co. In most cases, such as this one, you will get redirected to the search results page of Yahoo and is possible for you to be redirected to other reputable search engines. Queries and searches you make will send data to a server of the platform owners. Careful in what you write in search bars. Continue to read and find out what specifically is collected from you as data.
In the policy it is stated that this information is collected:
- Search queries and all data you type in searches
- Search data and specifics of searches
- Country of residence, home address
- URLs and clicks
- IP address
- Browser (version and type)
- Name, education, interests
- Communications preferences
- Telephone number
- Operating System (plus other related data)
The policy can be viewed in the image here:
Remove EmailFaster(.)co Completely from Your PC
To remove EmailFaster(.)co manually from your computer, follow the step-by-step removal instructions given below. In case the manual removal does not get rid of the browser hijacker entirely, you should search for and remove any leftover items with an advanced anti-malware tool. Such software helps keep your computer secure in the future.