WeKnow Removal Process (remove WeKnow)

March 1, 2019

The application WeKnow is known as an app for the Mac OS that may hijack web browsers installed on a Mac. The process for hijacking web browsers starts with the WeKnow browser components or extensions that may load when installing freeware programs or software that comes bundled with add-on components.

The WeKnow and weknow.start.me website may automatically load when opening a new browser window. Such a process takes place due to WeKnow modifying Internet settings without permission, which is part of its hijack function.

As a browser hijacker, WeKnow and its associated components should be removed, which can be done automatically utilizing an antimalware tool. Though, savvy computer users may discover the location of WeKnow components on a Mac and proceed to eliminating them through a manual process.

Are you getting popups from WeKnow? Have you identified that you have WeKnow installed on your computer? Do you wish to remove WeKnow completely from your computer?

Why should you remove WeKnow?

If WeKnow resides on your computer, it can potentially damage your personal files or you may end up losing data stored on your system. Research has shown that WeKnow may have the ability to make your computer vulnerable to remote attacks which could result, initially, in loss of money, possibly identity theft, and, eventually, a painstaking WeKnow removal process.

How can you manually remove WeKnow

Manual removal of WeKnow may not be for everyone. Each manual WeKnow removal step must be followed delicately to completely remove all related files and registry entries from your computer. If you are unsure or have doubts about editing your system registry, then we recommend that you use the automatic WeKnow removal process.

WeKnow can be removed manually by following the steps below.

  1. With all programs closed, click the Start Menu and go to the Control Panel.
  2. Locate the Add/Remove Programs icon and double click it.
  3. Locate WeKnow in the list of programs. If you find it, select it and remove it. If you cannot find WeKnow, you can continue to step 5.
  4. Restart your computer.
  5. Close all open programs and windows on your desktop.
  6. Open your registry editor (regedit) program by going to Start Menu, type in regedit, and click OK.
  7. Find all of the following registry entries and delete them. If you do not know how to do this, then you can read how to edit the registry in Windows.

  8. You may need to return to this removal process for removing WeKnow. You can do this easily by bookmarking or adding a favorite to this page by clicking here. If you are using the FireFox web browser you can press the keys Ctrl and D simultaneously to bookmark this page.

    Image 1. Bookmark PCHubs removal process

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  9. Delete all of the following files that are associated with WeKnow from your computer.

    If you need a better understanding on how to search for these files then you can read how to find and search for files and folders here.

    If you have issues deleting any of the previously listed files that are associated with WeKnow, you can try rebooting your computer into safe mode. Booting into safe mode may allow certain malicious files to be deleted. If you are wondering how to boot into safe mode, you can read our process for starting a computer in safe mode here.

    Image 2. Select "Safe Mode with Networking"

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  10. After locating and deleting the previous files you must remove all directories associated with WeKnow by going to the C:\ProgramFiles\WeKnow folder, select it, and delete it. In some cases you may not be able to find this directory. You can still continue to the next step.

  11. Restart your computer. You do not need to boot into safe mode at this point. You should have removed WeKnow completely from your computer. If you find that WeKnow is still on your computer, you can repeat the steps again or go to the automatic WeKnow removal process.

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