What is Weknow.ac?
Weknow.ac is a Mac infection which is used to promote questionable 3rd-party apps such as MacTonic. This malware penetrates the system with the help of freeware programs that don’t provide proper disclosure of additional components coming with them. Once installed, it corrupts browser’s settings making users use Weknow.ac instead of a preferred search engine. This is done in order to trick users into visiting affiliate sites and installing 3rd-party apps through altered search results. Besides that, it’s able to track users’ movements on the Web (browsing history, search queries, clicked ads, and so on) in order to deliver customized ads. In this article, you’ll find a step-by-step guide to get rid of browser hijacker and remove Weknow.ac from your browsers.
How to remove Weknow.ac from your computer?
This application is able to detect and remove Weknow.ac from your computer and clean up your browser. Simple, easy-to-use and helpful.
Or you may use manual removal method:
How to remove Weknow.ac manually
Step 1: Remove Weknow.ac from Applications
In order to get rid of Weknow.ac, first thing you need to do is to uninstall malicious program from your computer. When removing Weknow.ac, try to find suspicious recently installed programs and delete them too, as it’s pretty common that any malware comes with some other unwanted programs.
- Launch Finder
- Select Applications in the Finder sidebar.
- If you see Uninstall Weknow.ac or Weknow.ac Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
- Drag unwanted application from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)
Note: If you can’t find a required program, sort programs by date and search for suspicious recently installed programs. If you still can’t locate any suspicious program or not sure what some application is for, we advise you to use Removal tool in order to track down what malicious program is infecting your system.
Step 2: Remove Weknow.ac from Profiles
Sometimes malware might have its entries in Group Policy that helps browser hijacker overrides search engine every time you reset browser settings.
- Open System Preferences
- Go to Profiles at the bottom of window.
- Choose AdminPrefs (or any suspicious profile) profile, click “-“ icon and enter password.
Step 3: Remove Weknow.ac from browsers
Once you’ve uninstalled the application, remove Weknow.ac from your web browser. You need to search for recently-installed suspicious add-ons and extensions.
- Click Preferences from Safari menu
- Select Extensions.
- Find Weknow.ac or other extensions that look suspicious.
- Click Uninstall button to remove it.
- Open Google Chrome
- Push Alt + F.
- Choose Tools.
- Select Extensions.
- Search for Weknow.ac.
- Select the trash can icon to remove it.
- Open Firefox.
- Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
- Select Weknow.ac.
- Choose Disable or Remove option.
You may use our video guide on how to remove Weknow.ac redirect from your Mac: