Here is a useless application that you ought to remove. It is called WinClock and it is a clock. Yes, a clock. Ignoring the fact that every Microsoft OS has a built-in clock, this program’s developers thought it would be good idea to create gadget-like clock that looks similar to the one you can set on Windows 7 and Vista. WinClock falls into the category of potentially unwanted programs, because it does not work as it should and it can display third-party advertisements of unreliable nature. Its developers try to lure users into downloading it by boasting about its high customizability. This application is unnecessary you can delete it without hesitating.
There is one more aspect that points out this application’s unreliability. Nowhere does it state what software developer released it. So its origins are largely unknown. We know that WinClock is bundled with malicious installers and put up for download on borderline-legitimate software hosting websites. Note that this application can be bundled with malicious applications, so if you got it from a bundle, you should definitely check your computer to make sure everything is copacetic. Its dedicated website was also easy to find and its address is Winclock.net. We website features a free ad-supported version and a paid ad-free version. The ad-free version costs $5.99 USD, which is way too much for an application such as this. In fact, it is a waste of money altogether and here is why.
The only people that intentionally install this application are those who like unnecessary bells and whistles on their computers. It is true that it can be widely customized, but some customization options did not work when we tested it. Moreover, this clock refused to display the correct time and there is no option of setting the time manually. This application works independently from the built-in Windows clock that constantly gets updated to ensure the correct time. WinClock shows incorrect time so it is utterly useless at that. If you have Windows Vista or 7, then you should enable the clock gadget if you so desire to have an analog clock on your desktop, because WinClock fails to do this simple task.
The final nail in the coffin for this clock is the fact that the free version can display commercial advertisements. The ads should appear within the clock or on the desktop — not on the web browser. We have to warn you that the third-party ads may promote unreliable content. You may get redirected to websites of unverified reliability. Besides, the ads are just irritating so you probably do not want to see them even though they appear only every now and then.
WinClock is truly an unwanted application, because the built-in Windows clock does a much better job of showing the correct them, than WinClock does. The default clock gadget found on Windows 7 or Vista may not be as customizable, but at least it works as it should. The fact that this unreliable clock can display commercial advertisements makes in even more undesirable, so feel free to remove WinClock whenever you are ready. You can use the removal instructions provided below.
Windows 8 or 8.1
Winndows 7 or Vista