Category: Adware and PUAs Protection available since:20 Feb 2012 18:27:40 (GMT)
Type: Unspecified PUA Last Updated:10 May 2017 00:33:26 (GMT)

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OpenCandy is an advertising software module consisting of a Microsoft Windows library that can be incorporated in a Windows Installer. When a user installs an application that includes the OpenCandy library, it presents offers for additional third party applications that may be unwanted by the user. Such third party applications are typically installed onto users’ computers by default, but may include an option to ‘opt-out’ during or after the installation process.


In its most basic form, the OpenCandy framework is used for Affiliate tracking, and may not present any options for additional third party applications.  In some cases, the module may be included by the installer manufacturer or a third party, and not by the developer of the software being installed.

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