Search.emailaccessonline.com is a website that works as a Yahoo-based search engine. It is represented as a useful browser plug-in that accelerates web browsing and allows users to take advantage of quick access links and toolbars. However, in reality it exhibits abnormal behavior, such as unauthorized replacement of were browser's start page, search engine, and new tab URL, allows assigning it to the list of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs).
The search.emailaccessonline.com is compatible with Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Internet Explorer, Safari, and other web browsers available on the market. Upon installation, it modifies browser settings and delivers search results powered by Yahoo. The plug-in that it drops activates tracking cookies without the user's authorization and accumulates non-personally identifiable information, including IP address, browsing history, and email address.
|Classification||Potentially unwanted program (PUP), browser hijacker|
|Distribution||This unwanted application is typically distributed bundled with freeware on various infamous download websites. It's a preselected additional freeware component that is installed by default if Quick or Recommended installation is selected|
|Symptoms||Search.emailaccessonline.com initiates multiple changes on a web browser: it sets Yahoo as a default search engine, replaces start page and new tab window. Moreover, it initiates regular web browser redirects to affiliate websites and collects web browsing history|