MyToDo Clock browser hijacker (virus) - Free Guide

MyToDo Clock browser hijacker Removal Guide

What is MyToDo Clock browser hijacker?

MyToDo Clock is a bogus browser extension that changes the main settings

MyToDo Clock browser hijackerHijackers take over browsers by changing the main settings

MyToDo Clock browser hijacker is a type of software that takes control of your browser settings, such as the homepage, new tab address, and search engine. By doing so, it limits your browsing options to specific channels, raising serious concerns about user privacy and security.

The developers of this application promote it as a useful tool for task management, but it is unclear how the plugin delivers on this promise. Browser hijackers frequently fail to provide the functions they claim to provide. Instead, they primarily serve as a means for criminals to generate revenue. These individuals may profit by collecting and selling browsing-related data or by participating in pay-per-click[1] advertising schemes.

NAME MyToDo Clock
TYPEE Browser hijacker; potentially unwanted program
SYMPTOMS The app changes the main settings of the browser, like the homepage, new tab address, and search engine
DISTRIBUTION Unsafe websites, deceptive ads, freeware installations
DANGERS The application may be collecting data about users' browsing activities; users might get redirected to dangerous websites that can trick them into providing personal information or downloading PUPs and malware
ELIMINATION Remove the extension via browser settings; performing a scan with professional security tools is recommended
FURTHER STEPS Use FortectIntego to clear your browsers from cookies and cache

Distribution methods

To promote their applications, fraudsters frequently create deceptive “official” websites. They go to great lengths to make these websites appear legitimate and persuade users to download their products. It is critical, however, to only install extensions from official web stores, as these go through rigorous review processes.

In any case, we always recommend conducting thorough research, which includes reading reviews, examining ratings, and taking into account the number of users. It is critical to thoroughly read the application description, and if the claims appear too good to be true, they most likely are. Pay close attention to grammar and spelling errors, as these can indicate a lack of trustworthiness on the part of the developers.

MyToDo ClockIt is best to download apps from official app stores

Clear your browsers

It is critical to take care of your browsers. Websites can use cookies[2] to collect information such as your IP address, geolocation, visited pages, clicked links, and online purchases. This information is typically used to improve the user experience through personalization.

Cookies, on the other hand, serve as yet another means of profit generation for malicious individuals. Cookies may be sold to advertising networks and other third parties, or they may be used for malicious purposes. As a result, it is strongly advised to delete cookies on a regular basis. We recommend using a maintenance tool like FortectIntego to complete this task efficiently.

With a single click, FortectIntego can easily clear cookies and cache. Furthermore, it can address various system errors, BSODs (Blue Screen of Death), corrupted files, and registry issues, which is especially useful after a virus infection.

Remove the unwanted extension

You can remove browser add-ons by going to your settings. Find the list of extensions installed in your browser and remove UpSearches. Learn how to do that in the guide below:

Google Chrome

  • Open Google Chrome, click on the Menu (three vertical dots at the top-right corner) and select More tools > Extensions.
  • In the newly opened window, you will see all the installed extensions. Uninstall all the suspicious plugins that might be related to the unwanted program by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chrome

MS Edge:

  1. Select Menu (three horizontal dots at the top-right of the browser window) and pick Extensions.
  2. From the list, pick the extension and click on the Gear icon.
  3. Click on Uninstall at the bottom.Remove extensions from Edge

MS Edge (Chromium)

  • Open Edge and click select Settings > Extensions.
  • Delete unwanted extensions by clicking Remove.Remove extensions from Chromium Edge

Mozilla Firefox

  • Open Mozilla Firefox browser and click on the Menu (three horizontal lines at the top-right of the window).
  • Select Add-ons.
  • In here, select unwanted plugin and click Remove.Remove extensions from Firefox


  • Click Safari > Preferences…
  • In the new window, pick Extensions.
  • Select the unwanted extension and select Uninstall.Remove extensions from Safari

Freeware platforms

In some cases, simply removing the browser extension may not resolve the problem because users may continue to experience unwanted symptoms. In such cases, you should probably scan your computer for adware, which is a program that runs in the background and generates commercial content.

If adware is present, simply uninstalling the add-on will not suffice because the settings will continue to change until the intruder is completely removed from your system. Follow these simple rules during the installation process to avoid potentially unwanted programs (PUPs)[3] from sneaking into your system as bundled software:

  1. Always opt for the “Custom” or “Advanced” installation methods.
  2. Read the Privacy Policy and Terms of Use to understand what information will be collected and what actions the application will be permitted to perform on your system.
  3. The most crucial step is to carefully review the file list and uncheck any boxes next to items that appear suspicious or unrelated.

Scan your system

PUAs are frequently disguised as seemingly useful tools, making it difficult for average users to identify them. The program causing the erratic behavior could have any name or icon, making it difficult to decide which files to delete. If you are unsure and do not want to risk removing the incorrect files, we recommend using anti-malware tools such as SpyHunter 5Combo Cleaner or Malwarebytes.

These tools can scan your computer, remove the PUA, and provide warnings to help you avoid future infections before the PUP can make any unauthorized changes. If you prefer manual removal, we have instructions for both Windows and Mac computers:

Windows 10/8:

  1. Enter Control Panel into Windows search box and hit Enter or click on the search result.
  2. Under Programs, select Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 1
  3. From the list, find the entry of the suspicious program.
  4. Right-click on the application and select Uninstall.
  5. If User Account Control shows up, click Yes.
  6. Wait till uninstallation process is complete and click OK.Uninstall from Windows 2

Windows 7/XP:

  1. Click on Windows Start > Control Panel located on the right pane (if you are Windows XP user, click on Add/Remove Programs).
  2. In Control Panel, select Programs > Uninstall a program.Uninstall from Windows 7/XP
  3. Pick the unwanted application by clicking on it once.
  4. At the top, click Uninstall/Change.
  5. In the confirmation prompt, pick Yes.
  6. Click OK once the removal process is finished.


  1. From the menu bar, select Go > Applications.
  2. In the Applications folder, look for all related entries.
  3. Click on the app and drag it to Trash (or right-click and pick Move to Trash)Uninstall from Mac 1

To fully remove an unwanted app, you need to access Application Support, LaunchAgents, and LaunchDaemons folders and delete relevant files:

  1. Select Go > Go to Folder.
  2. Enter /Library/Application Support and click Go or press Enter.
  3. In the Application Support folder, look for any dubious entries and then delete them.
  4. Now enter /Library/LaunchAgents and /Library/LaunchDaemons folders the same way and terminate all the related .plist files.Uninstall from Mac 2
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How to prevent from getting browser hijacker

Access your website securely from any location

When you work on the domain, site, blog, or different project that requires constant management, content creation, or coding, you may need to connect to the server and content management service more often. The best solution for creating a tighter network could be a dedicated/fixed IP address.

If you make your IP address static and set to your device, you can connect to the CMS from any location and do not create any additional issues for the server or network manager that needs to monitor connections and activities. VPN software providers like Private Internet Access can help you with such settings and offer the option to control the online reputation and manage projects easily from any part of the world.


Recover files after data-affecting malware attacks

While much of the data can be accidentally deleted due to various reasons, malware is one of the main culprits that can cause loss of pictures, documents, videos, and other important files. More serious malware infections lead to significant data loss when your documents, system files, and images get encrypted. In particular, ransomware is is a type of malware that focuses on such functions, so your files become useless without an ability to access them.

Even though there is little to no possibility to recover after file-locking threats, some applications have features for data recovery in the system. In some cases, Data Recovery Pro can also help to recover at least some portion of your data after data-locking virus infection or general cyber infection. 


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