What is Weknow.start.me?
Weknow.start.me is a browser hijacker, that will take over browser’s search engine and homepage without user’s consent. It may seem like a proper and legitimate browser extension, however Weknow.start.me is categorized as a malware (malicious software), mainly because of its methods of distribution. Weknow.start.me is trying to infiltrate user’s computer by means of bundling – the malware may be attached to any legitimate application, and when the installation process is over, a user will also get Weknow.start.me installed. This malware is mostly targeting Mac OS users. Learn how to remove Weknow.start.me in this simple tutorial.
As we already mentioned, Weknow.start.me may have layout of a proper browser extension, but you should know that its search engine is not going to improve your search results, in contrary, it will display a lot of ads sponsored by third-party companies. Moreover, Weknow.start.me will track your personal data. This browser hijacker is able to monitor and track your browsing history, keyboard and mouse inputs, searching queries and even your location. All this information will be shared and used by third-parties to generate revenue.
How to remove Weknow.start.me from your computer?
Download this anti-malware application for Mac in order to remove Weknow.start.me automatically. Simple, effective and user-friendly.
You can also use this software, it may help you to remove Weknow.start.me:
How to remove Weknow.start.me manually
Step 1: Remove Weknow.start.me from Applications
In order to get rid of Weknow.start.me, first thing you need to do is to uninstall malicious program from your Mac computer. When removing Weknow.start.me, 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.
- Open Finder.
- Select Applications in the Finder menu.
- Search for Weknow.start.me or Weknow.start.me Uninstaller, then choose it and follow instructions.
- Drag malicious application from the Applications folder to the Trash.
Step 2: Remove Weknow.start.me from browsers
Once you’ve uninstalled the application, remove Weknow.start.me from your web browser. You need to search for recently-installed suspicious add-ons and extensions.
- Open Safari
- Choose Safari menu.
- Select Extensions.
- Search for suspicious and unknown extensions that may be related to Weknow.start.me.
- Choose Uninstall button to remove it.
- Open Google Chrome
- Push Alt + F.
- Choose Tools.
- Select Extensions.
- Search for Weknow.start.me.
- Select the trash can icon to remove it.
- Open Firefox.
- Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
- Select Weknow.start.me.
- Choose Disable or Remove option.
Step 3: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings
To be sure that there is nothing left behind, we recommend you to reset your browser. It will restore your browser settings to default.
Reset browser setting in Safari:
- Open Safari.
- Select Safari menu.
- Choose Reset Safari….
- Click Reset button.
Reset browser settings in Google Chrome:
- Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
- Choose Settings.
- Click Show advanced settings.
- Go to Reset browser settings section.
- Click Reset browser settings.
- In the dialog that appears, click Reset.
Reset browser settings in Mozilla Firefox:
- Open Mozilla Firefox.
- Go to Help.
- Go to Troubleshooting information.
- Click Reset Firefox… button.
There are all the manual instructions that will help you to find Weknow.start.me on your Mac computer and remove it. The most effective method to get rid of Weknow.start.me is to perform the manual removal instructions and then use Combo Cleaner automatic tool. The manual method will weaken the malicious program and the program will remove it. Thank you for your attention.