How to uninstall (remove) Search.hdocumentconverter.app

What is Search.hdocumentconverter.app?

Search.hdocumentconverter.app (Document Converter) is a so-called browser hijacker that can interfere with your browsers’ work. You can find it as the main search engine after installing freeware programs the user can download from the Internet. Following infiltration, it takes measures to prevent users from changing those settings back. Document Converter does that by adding a new profile to System Preferences to make https://search.hdocumentconverter.app/ the default search engine, homepage, etc. Other than altering browser settings, browser hijackers often keep track of users’ browsing activity and use this information to display customized ads on webpages users visit or sell it to third parties. We recommend you to remove Search.hdocumentconverter.app browser hijacker from your Mac.

How Search.hdocumentconverter.app gets on your Mac?

Usually, Search.hdocumentconverter.app appears on users’ Macbooks after users get redirected to rogue sites claiming that an Adobe Flash Player update needs to be installed, and end up installing it. As a result, several pieces of adware, malware and potentially unwanted software, including Document Converter, get installed on their Macs. Other ways for Search.hdocumentconverter.app and other browser hijackers to end up on users’ machines are users installing free software and not opting out of extra programs that are also offered for installation, or users opening files downloaded from shady websites. If that had happened and Search.hdocumentconverter.app took over your browser, you may follow our tutorial to remove Search.hdocumentconverter.app from your Mac.

Recommended Anti-malware tools:

The easiest and modern way of removing hijackers, pop-ups, Trojans, ransomware or other viruses is to use automatic removal tools. See our Anti-malware tools below for further instructions.

Try Combo Cleaner Antivirus

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MacOS versions

Try SpyHunter 5 Antimalware

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Also, you can try to remove Search.hdocumentconverter.app manually.

Alternative solution. Step 1: Remove Search.hdocumentconverter.app from Mac

Search.hdocumentconverter.app may not have the app associated with it in Applications. However, we recommend you to inspect the list of installed applications and remove unknown or suspicious ones. Look for Search.hdocumentconverter.app or Search.hdocumentconverter.app.app.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall Search.hdocumentconverter.app or Search.hdocumentconverter.app Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application Search.hdocumentconverter.app from the Applications folder to the Trash (located on the right side of the Dock)

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

Step 2: Remove Admin Preferences from Mac

  1. Open System Preferences.
  2. Click on Profiles.
  3. Click on AdminPrefs on the left panel.
  4. Click the minus button below to delete rogue settings.

Step 3: Remove Search.hdocumentconverter.app from browsers

Safari:

  1. Open Safari
  2. Click Safari menu.
  3. Choose Extensions.
  4. Find Weknow or other suspicious extensions.
  5. Click Uninstall button to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Safari.

Google Chrome:

  1. Open Google Chrome
  2. Push Alt + F.
  3. Click Tools.
  4. Choose Extensions.
  5. Find Weknow or other suspicious extensions.
  6. Click the trash can icon to remove it.

Learn more about removing extensions from Chrome.

Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Firefox.
  2. Push Shift + Ctrl + A.
  3. Choose Weknow or other suspicious extensions.
  4. Click Disable or Remove button.

Learn more about removing extensions from Firefox.

Step 4: Resetting your browser search and homepage settings

Reset browser setting in Safari:

  1. Open Safari.
  2. Click on the Safari menu.
  3. Choose Reset Safari….
  4. Click Reset button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Safari.

Reset browser setting in Google Chrome:

  1. Click the Chrome menu (3 bar button) in the top right corner.
  2. Choose Settings.
  3. Click Show advanced settings.
  4. Go to Reset browser settings section.
  5. Click Reset browser settings.
  6. In the dialog that appears, click Reset.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Google Chrome.

Reset browser setting in Mozilla Firefox:

  1. Open Mozilla Firefox.
  2. Go to Help.
  3. Go to Troubleshooting information.
  4. Click Reset Firefox… button.

Learn more about resetting browser settings in Mozilla Firefox.

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