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how to avoid the opencandy crap


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The opencandy.com website suggests these ways to avoid their crappy software, which are unfortunately bundled with the ImgBurn installer: :(

  • Beginner: disconnect your internet connection (beware some software needs the internet to complete its install)
  • Intermediate: run the OpenCandy powered installer from the command-line with /NOCANDY
  • Advanced: add a domain block in your firewall for *.opencandy.com
     

However, I never see their offers, perhaps because the relevant domains are blocked in my MVPS HOSTS file.

 

Be careful out there, children. It's a real jungle!

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Even though I don't get click happy when I run any installer, I do admit to disabling my Internet connection in ZoneAlarm before running installers with OpenCandy wrapped, excuse the pun :D around them. That way, they can't phone home and install something I don't want by accident on my part. Plus, I always take a differential backup image in Macrium Reflect before I run any installer or updater. In case any kind of install does something like that, or just messes up the system in general.

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