What is Open Candy ?

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Malwarebytes found   PUP.Open Candy  
What sort of malware is this ?  
Thanks for all your help.
Richard  

Re: What is Open Candy ?

On 10/29/2014 2:01 PM, Richard Oliver wrote:
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It's a bundler for bogus toolbars and browser hijackers that is included  
in some freeware installers.

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Re: What is Open Candy ?

On Wed, 29 Oct 2014 16:42:45 -0400, Mark Warner

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    +1
    You can usually opt out if you carefully read the dialog and
uncheck the "bad" boxes when installing or updating programs, though
sometimes Open Candy runs without any warning.
    It can also act as a downloader, scanning your system and
downloading unwanted third party programs.
    Tell your anti-malware program to quarantine it.
    []'s
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What is Open Candy ?

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On Wed, 29 Oct 2014, Richard Oliver wrote to All:


 RO> Malwarebytes found   PUP.Open Candy  
 RO> What sort of malware is this ?  

PUP means Potentially Unwanted Program... not malware or similar... just
something that you might not want because of activities it performs...


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