How to uninstall (remove) Useaget from Mac

What is Useaget?

Useaget is a browser hijacker, that changes search engine in your Google Chrome, Safari or Mozilla Firefoxan redirect every new tab to https://www.search.useaget.com without your permission. According to www.Search.useaget.com’s Privacy Policy, it can collect some of your personal data, including name and your country, browser history and search queries, and send this data to affiliates. Also, Terms of Use paragraph contains the following text:
We may share your Personal Information and other information in special cases if we have a good reason to belief that it is necessary to: (1) comply with law, regulation, subpoena or court order; (2) detect, prevent or otherwise address fraud, security, violation of our policies or technical issues; (3) enforce the provisions of this Privacy Policy and/or any other agreements between You and Useaget Software, including investigation of potential violations thereof; or (4) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of Useaget Software, its partners, its affiliates, users and/or the public..
According to this data, Useaget is a useless site with elements of PUP(potentially unwanted program). We recommend you remove Useaget from your Mac for avoiding potential problems with system performance.

Useaget

How Useaget gets on your Mac?

Useaget browser hijacker usually installs with users permission, but “permission” can be hidden in the installation process of other programmes, apps, and extensions. That virus usually installs a bunch of other malware or adware onto a computer, some of which may change browser settings like a default search engine. You may use our instructions to remove Useaget hijacker from your MacOS.

How to remove Useaget from your Mac or PC?

To uninstall Useaget remove it from Applications, then delete all leftover files and folders.

In our view, there are 2 products that potentially have Useaget in their database. You can try to use them for removing Useaget.

Recommended Solution:

CleanMyMac- should fully remove all instances of Useaget from Mac and Safari.

 

Download CleanMyMac

Alternative Solutions:

Malwarebytes Antimalware for Mac – might be able to find Useaget and clean up leftover items after removal.

 

Download MacClean for Mac

 

Or uninstall Useaget manually.

Step 1: Remove Useaget from Mac

Useaget 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 Useaget or Useaget.app.

Mac OSX:

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

Learn more about uninstallation of programs in Mac OSX

appcleanerTo remove leftover items of unwanted application on Mac we recommend you to use AppCleaner. Just drag application you want to remove to AppCleaner window and it will search for residual data on your hard drive. This will save space of your memory and will help to remove stubborn applications from Mac systems.

After that remove Useaget from your browser.

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 Useaget 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. Press 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.

Step 5: Remove following files and folders of Useaget:

Remove following registry entries:

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