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  1. Backed by Microsoft and Google, my-arse ! WAKE-UP ! Loads of dodgy sites claim that. Quote from Microsoft "Some versions of this program send information specific to your computer (like a unique machine code, operating system information, and location) to a remote server without getting enough consent from you. These versions are detected by Microsoft's security software." Entry was updated on: Aug 13, 2013 https://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/threat/encyclopedia/Entry.aspx?Name=Adware%3AWin32%2FOpenCandy That is just the actual Opencandy installer, and not even the dodgy extras using it. Does that seem like something Microsoft would publicly recommend when their own software looks for it? Still Rated EMD - sites engaged in malware distribution Severity:High Risk http://hosts-file.net/?s=opencandy.com http://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/opencandy.com http://malwaretips.com/blogs/pup-optional-opencandy-virus/ I dare you to repeatedly run the installer yourself if you think it's so fine. See how long before your AV screams at you or your browser is hijacked. What have you got to worry about eh ? After all, you say you can easily skip or decline anything you don't want, so you must be familiar with all the various installers that are being offered. How about you do it with your AV and firewall switched off ? Go on. run the installer 5 times, with no protection and see what happens.
  2. Ditch Opencandy before it damages your reputation more. I have just come here from viewing complaints in the security newsgroups. Telling people after they have been infected "they should look more carefully, when installing", simply does not cut it. You have chosen to team-up with a known malware distributor. You have no control over how devious the installers are getting, or what software is offered. This is totally irresponsible, and if you are indeed aware that Opencandy distributes malware, why have you chosen them ? Is it your wish to expose your users to potential threats ? https://www.mywot.com/en/scorecard/opencandy.com https://www.microsoft.com/security/portal/threat/encyclopedia/entry.aspx?Name=Adware%3AWin32%2FOpenCandy http://www.sophos.com/en-us/threat-center/threat-analyses/adware-and-puas/OpenCandy.aspx If not, and you wish to keep using Opencandy, I suggest you repeatedly install your own product until you have seen every piece of crap they are trying to push on people. Create a page containing screen-shots of all the installers, and hi-light the options users need to look for. I know right now you are not going to do that, because it will be a royal pain in the arse. Depending on how good peoples AV and anti-spyware is, the choice may already be out of your hands. My copy of Avira for example, will not let me install the last version, as it is set to block all "Risk-ware". Don't make such an excellent program, then chuck it down the loo. Is the money you get from them worth your years of good reputation ?
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