What is Search.sleepshadow.com?

Search.sleepshadow.com is a browser hijacker, which targets on Mac users. The hijacker changes default search engine on your Google Chrome, Safari or Mozilla Firefox. Also, it changes a homepage to https://www.search.sleepshadow.com without your permission. Search.sleepshadow.com hijacker. According to www.Search.sleepshadow.com’s Privacy Policy, it can collect personal data from you, including name, IP, country/region, installed applications etc, browser history and search queries, and send this data to business partners. Also, Terms of Use paragraph contains the following text:
During your use of Sleepshadow and browsing of the Thank You Page, we may present you with third-party advertisements. We have no control and take no responsibility for the content of these advertisements and the content to which they direct, including regarding appropriateness and information security.. According to this data, Search.sleepshadow.com is a useless site with elements of malware, which can be classified as PUP (Potentially Unwanted Programm). We recommend you remove Search.sleepshadow.com and extension from your Mac for avoiding future problems.


How Search.sleepshadow.com gets on your Mac?

Search.sleepshadow.com 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 Search.sleepshadow.com hijacker from your MacOS.

How to remove Search.sleepshadow.com from your Mac or PC?

To uninstall Search.sleepshadow.com remove it from Applications, then delete all leftover files and folders.

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

Recommended Solution:

Bitdefender Antivirus- should fully remove all instances of Search.sleepshadow.com from Mac and Safari.


Download Norton

Alternative Solution:

MacClean for Mac – might be able to find Search.sleepshadow.com and clean up leftover items after removal.


Download MacClean for Mac


Or uninstall Search.sleepshadow.com manually.

Step 1: Remove Search.sleepshadow.com from Mac

Search.sleepshadow.com 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.sleepshadow.com or Search.sleepshadow.com.app.

Mac OSX:

  1. Open Finder
  2. In the Finder sidebar, click Applications
  3. If you see Uninstall Search.sleepshadow.com or Search.sleepshadow.com Uninstaller, double-click it and follow instructions
  4. Drag unwanted application Search.sleepshadow.com 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 Search.sleepshadow.com 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 Search.sleepshadow.com from browsers


  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 Search.sleepshadow.com:

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Written by Tim Kas

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