Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge

About this threat

Weknow.start.me is a redirect virus that gets into a PC without the explicit permission of the user. It happens because they are adjoined to free applications and when not attentive users install that free programs, they unintentionally set up the browser hijacker as well. The good news is that your device won’t be directly damaged by the browser intruder as it is not an extreme threat. However, it needs to go. Unwanted alterations will be performed to your browser and you will be redirected to sponsored page. In addition to that, it might be capable of redirecting you to content that is not safe. Since you get nothing from this it is recommended to delete Weknow.start.me.

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How does it spread

The most likely way you obtained the threat is via free programs, as they are attached as optional offers. While those items are not compulsory, many users set them up anyway and it is normally because Default settings are opted for when installing freeware. Everything is hiding in Advanced (Custom) settings so if you wish to prevent unwanted offers from uninstalling, make sure you opt for those settings. A somewhat big number of items is bundled with free programs, so be cautious. Those offers might not necessarily pose harm to your machine but they may still be trouble. If you run into it uninstall Weknow.start.me.

Why eliminate Weknow.start.me

Once it invades your PC, it will take over your browser and modify its settings. When you open your Internet browser (be it Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox or Google Chrome) you will see that your homepage and new tabs have been changed to display the redirect virus’s promoted page. What you might also quickly understand is that changes will be irreversible unless you first delete Weknow.start.me. The set homepage is somewhat plain, it will display a search bar and most likely adverts. Sponsored links might be inserted into the legitimate results. You could end up being directed to questionable sites by the search tool and download malware. So if you want this not to happen, uninstall Weknow.start.me from your computer.

Weknow.start.me removal

Manual Weknow.start.me removal is possible so you could try that, just keep in mind that you will need to locate the browser hijacker yourself. You may also implement professional uninstallation applications to terminate Weknow.start.me and it should be the easiest way as it will do everything for you. Whichever way you use, ensure that you delete the hijacker entirely.

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Learn how to remove Weknow.start.me from your computer

Step 1. Weknow.start.me Removal from Windows

a) Windows 7/XP

  1. Press on the Start icon. win7-start Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  2. Control Panel → Programs and Features. win7-control-panel Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  3. Find the program you want to delete and press Uninstall. win7-uninstall-program Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge

b) Windows 8

  1. Right-click on the start icon (lower left corner). win10-start2 Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  2. Select Control Panel. win8-start Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  3. Click Programs and Features. win8-control-panel Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  4. Find and remove all unwanted programs. win8-remove-program Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge

c) Windows 10

  1. Open Start menu and click on the magnifying glass (next to the shut down button). win10-start2 Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  2. Type in Control Panel. win10-start Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  3. Control Panel → Programs and Features. win10-control-panel Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  4. Find and remove all unwanted programs. win10-remove-program Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge

d) Mac OS X

  1. Open Finder and press Applications. mac-os-apps Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  2. Check all suspicious programs you want to get rid of.
  3. Drag them to the trash icon in your dock (Alternatively, right-click on the program and press Move to Trash). mac-os-app-delete Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  4. After you move all the unwanted programs, right-click on the trash icon and select Empty Trash.

Step 2. Delete Weknow.start.me from browsers

a) Remove Weknow.start.me from Microsoft Edge

Reset Microsoft Edge (Method 1)
  1. Open Microsoft Edge.
  2. Press More located at the top right corner of the screen (the three dots). edge-menu Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  3. Settings → Choose what to clear. edge-settings Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  4. Check the boxes of the items you want removed, and press Clear. edge-clear-data Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  5. Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete together.
  6. Choose Task Manager.
  7. In the Processes tab, find the Microsoft Edge process, right click on it, and press Go to details (or More details if Go to details is not available). task-manager Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  8. Right-click on all Microsoft Edge processes, and choose End task.
(Method 2)
Before you proceed with this method, backup your data.
  1. Go to C:\Users\%username%\AppData\Local\Packages\Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge_xxxxxxxxxx.
  2. Select all the folders, right-click on them and press Delete. edge-folder Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  3. Press the start button, and type in Windows PowerShell in the search box.
  4. Right-click on the result, and select Run as administrator. edge-powershell Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  5. In Administrator: Windows PowerShell, paste Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers -Name Microsoft.MicrosoftEdge | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register $($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml -Verbose} under PS C:\WINDOWS\system32> and tap Enter. edge-powershell-script Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  6. The issue should be gone now.

b) Remove Weknow.start.me from Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and press on the Gear icon. IE-gear Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  2. Select Manage add-ons, and then Toolbars and Extensions.
  3. Find and disable all suspicious extensions. IE-add-ons Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  4. Close the window.

c) Restore your homepage on Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and press on the Gear icon.
  2. Internet Options → General tab. Delete the homepage URL and type in your preferred one. IE-settings2 Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  3. Press Apply.

d) Reset Internet Explorer

  1. Open Internet Explorer and press on the Gear icon. ie-settings Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  2. Internet Options → Advanced tab. ie-settings-advanced Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  3. At the bottom, you will see a Reset button. Press that.
  4. In the window that appears, check the box that says Delete personal settings. IE-reset Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  5. Press Reset.
  6. Click OK to exit the window.
  7. Restart your browser.

e) Remove Weknow.start.me from Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and press the menu icon on the right, next to the URL field.
  2. Choose More tools and Extensions. chrome-menu-extensions Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  3. Remove suspicious extensions by clicking the Trash icon next to them. chrome-extensions-delete Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  4. If you are not certain about an extension, you can disable it by unchecking the box that says Enabled. If you later decide to keep it, simply check the box again.
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f) Restore your homepage on Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and press the menu icon on the right, next to the URL field.
  2. Choose Settings. chrome-menu Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  3. In the window that appears, under On startup, there will be a Set pages option. Press on that.
  4. Remove the set website, and type in the one you prefer to be your homepage. Press OK. chrome-startup-page Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  5. In Settings, under Search, there is a Manage search engines option. Select that. chrome-search-engines Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  6. Remove all search engines except the one you want to use. Click Done.

g) Reset Google Chrome

  1. Open Google Chrome and press the menu icon on the right, next to the URL field.
  2. Choose Settings. chrome-menu Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  3. Scroll down and press on Show advanced settings. chrome-settings Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  4. Find and press the Reset button. chrome-reset Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  5. In the confirmation window that appears, press Reset.

h) Remove Weknow.start.me from Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and access the menu by clicking on the three bars on the right of the screen.
  2. Select Add-ons. mozilla-menu Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  3. Select the Extensions tab, and remove all questionable extensions. mozilla-extensions Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  4. If you are not certain about an extension, you can disable it by clicking Disable. If you later decide to keep it, simply press Enable.

i) Restore your homepage on Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and access the menu by clicking on the three bars on the right side of the screen.
  2. Select Options. mozilla-menu Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  3. In General, click Restore to Default below the Home Page field. mozilla-options Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge

j) Reset Mozilla Firefox

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox and access the menu by clicking on the three bars on the right of the screen.
  2. Press the question mark at the bottom of the menu.
  3. Select Troubleshooting Information. mozilla-troubleshooting Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  4. Select the Refresh Firefox option. mozilla-reset Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge

k) Remove Weknow.start.me from Safari (for Mac)

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Select Preferences (can be accesses by pressing on Safari at the top of your screen). safari-menu Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  3. Choose the Extensions tab.
  4. Uninstall all questionable extensions. safari-extensions Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  5. If you are not certain about an extension, you can disable it by unchecking the box that says Enabled. If you later decide to keep it, simply check the box again.

l) Reset Safari

If you are using the Yosemite, El Capitan or the Sierra versions, the option to reset Safari with one click is not available. Thus you will have to clear the history and empty the caches in separate steps.
  1. Open Safari.
  2. Select Clear History (can be accesses by pressing on Safari at the top of your screen). safari-clear-history Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  3. Choose from what time you want the history deleted, and press Clear History. safari-clear-history Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  4. Press on Safari at the top of the screen and select Preferences. safari-advanced Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  5. Select the Advanced tab and check the box next to Show Develop menu in menu bar.
  6. Select Develop (from the menu bar at the top of the screen). safari-develop-menu Remove Weknow.start.me from Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Edge
  7. Press Empty Caches.
If for some reason you are unable to remove the extensions or reset your browsers, it may be a good idea to obtain anti-spyware software and have it deal with the problem.

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