Hello readers. Hope you are doing ok. Just a short post on an adware called Clock Hand. Clock Hand seems to be a variant of BrowseFox that I blogged about previously. If you have ClockHand on your machine, you’ll spot new add-ons installed into Firefox and Internet Explorer. I could not see anything being installed into Google Chrome.
I’ll show how to remove Clock Hand in this blog post with the FreeFixer removal tool.
Clock Hand is bundled with a number of downloads. Bundling means that software is included in other software’s installers. Here’s how it appeared in the installer, which explains what types of ads Clock Hand shows.
Generally, you can avoid bundled software such as Clock Hand by being careful when installing software and declining the bundled offers in the installer.
As always when I test some new bundled software I uploaded it to VirusTotal to see if the antivirus programs there detect something fishy. Only 4% of the anti-malware scanners detected the file. Avira reports Clock Hand as ADWARE/BrowseFox.Gen2 and DrWeb detects it as Trojan.Yontoo.632.
I’m sure you’d like to remove Clock Hand, and that’s a piece of cake with FreeFixer. Select the ClockHand files, as shown in the screenshots below, click Fix, and restart your computer and the problem should be gone.
Hope that helped you to figure out how to do the removal.
I stumbled upon Clock Hand while testing out some downloads that are known to bundled lots of unwanted software. Any idea how ClockHand was installed on your machine? Please let me and the readers know by posting a comments. Thanks!
Hope you found this useful and thanks you for reading.