How to remove Weknow.start.me

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What is Weknow.start.me?

Weknow.start.me operates as a typical browser hijacker that replaces the homepage/search provider/new tab of the browser without users’ consent. The minimalistic design of the page gives an impression of a sustainable search engine, that is worth trying instead of Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc. However, that could turn against a user, because the page, in fact, is used for link promotion. It will achieve the goal by altering search results and redirecting users to these sources forcedly, so there is no way they could avoid it. The only way to get rid of this interference is to remove Weknow.start.me from Mac.

Weknow.start.me page


How to remove Weknow.start.me?

To make sure that the hijacker won’t appear again, you need to delete Weknow.start.me completely. For this, you need to remove the application then check the drives for such leftovers as Weknow.start.me files and registry entries.


Combo Cleaner Antivirus is a powerful tool that is able to keep your Mac clean. It would automatically search out and delete all elements related to Weknow.start.me. It is not only the easiest way to eliminate Weknow.start.me but also the safest and most assuring one.

Download Combo Cleaner (Mac)

Steps of Weknow.start.me manual removal

Uninstall Weknow.start.me from the system

As it was stated before, more likely that the hijacker appeared on your system brought by other software. So, to get rid of Weknow.start.me you need to call to memory what you have installed recently.

Remove Weknow.start.me from Applications

  1. Open a Finder window
  2. Click Applications line on the sidebar
  3. Select the application related to Weknow.start.me right-click it and choose Move to Trash

Remove Weknow.start.me from Profiles

  1. Launch System Preferences
  2. Select Profiles at the bottom of window.
  3. Choose AdminPrefs profile, click “-“ icon and enter password.

Weknow.start.me

Remove Weknow.start.me using Terminal

  1. Open Terminal
  2. Copy/paste:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles YES
  3. Press Return
  4. Hold the Option/alt key, then right click on the Finder icon in the dock and click Relaunch
  5. Navigate to: /Users/yourmacname/Library/Application Support/
  6. Delete Folder: Agent
  7. Go back to Terminal and copy/paste:
    defaults write com.apple.finder AppleShowAllFiles NO
  8. Press Return
  9. Hold the Option/alt key, then right click on the Finder icon in the dock and click Relaunch

Remove Weknow.start.me from browsers

Since most of the hijacker threats use a disguise of a browser add-on, you will need to check the list of extensions/add-ons in your browser.

How to remove Weknow.start.me from Safari

  1. Start Safari
  2. Click on Safari menu button, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete Weknow.start.me or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Weknow.start.me from Google Chrome

  1. Start Google Chrome
  2. Click on Tools, then go to the Extensions
  3. Delete Weknow.start.me or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

How to remove Weknow.start.me from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Start Mozilla Firefox
  2. Click on the right-upper corner button
  3. Click Add-ons, then go to Extensions
  4. Delete Weknow.start.me or other extensions that look suspicious and you don’t remember installing them

If the above-mentioned methods didn’t help in eliminating the threat, then it’s better to rely on an automatic way of deleting Weknow.start.me.
Download Combo Cleaner (Mac)
We also recommend to download and use Combo Cleaner Antivirus to scan the system after Weknow.start.me removal to make sure that it is completely gone. The antimalware application will detect any vicious components left among the system that can recover Weknow.start.me.

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