How to Avoid OpenCandy

How to Avoid OpenCandy: PUP.Optional.OpenCandy is what we call, Potentially Unwanted Programs (PUP). It is not classed as being a Virus, but you still don’t want it installed on your computer. They have a bad reputation and behavior habits once they get installed. You may notice advertisement popups and your browser maybe be affected and have you redirected to advertisement site when search for something completely different.
These PUP.Optional.OpenCandy program get installed without your knowledge, they are very sneaky in the way they get installed. OpenCandy comes bundled with many freeware software packages when downloaded from sites like Softonic, Brothersoft and Cnet.
You can protect yourself in many different ways with different types of software. Unchecky is a great way to help stop these crafty installers. The first thing to learn is, only download programs from a reliable source. If the software you want to use has OpenCandy, be smart when installing software. If you install OpenCandy by mistake, don’t panic, but I would strongly recommend you remove PUP.Optional.OpenCandy from your computer as soon as possible?
Remember to use a good Antivirus program and I would suggest you buy yourself a premium copy of Malwarebytes Pro and install Unchecky. This should keep you safe and free from PUP.Optional.OpenCandy programs.

Here is a list of applications that may be bundled with OpenCandy:

ApexDC++
ATI Tray Tools
aTube Catcher
avast! Free Antivirus
AxCrypt
CDBurnerXP Pro
Cheat Engine
CNET TechTracker
Connectify
CrystalDiskInfo
CrystalDiskMark
CutePDF
Daemon Tools
DarkWave Studio
Dexclock
Dexpot
DoubleTwist
Driver Sweeper
Duplicate Cleaner
DVDStyler
DVDVideoSoft products
eRightSoft products,including Super
ExtractNow
Ezvid
FL Studio
FreeFileSync
Free YouTube Downloader
Freemake Video Converter
Freemake Video Downloader
Free Music Zilla
Free Video Dub
Free Video To Flash Converter
Frostwire
GameHouse
HappyLand Adventures
IE7Pro
Image Tuner
ImgBurn
IZArc
kantaris
KMPlayer
Launchy (when not downloaded from SourceForge)
Media Info
MediaCoder
MediaInfo
MiPony
mIRC
Miro
MyPhoneExplorer
Office 2010 Trial Extender
Orbit Downloader
PDFCreator
PeaZip
Photobie
PhotoScape
Power Plan Assistant for Windows 7
PrimoPDF
PSP Video
RealArcade
RedKawa
SIW
Soldat
Soft32 Updater
SPlayer
Startup Manager
StepMania
SUPER
Super Mario Bros X (Level Editor)
Super Simple Photo Resizer
Sweet Home 3D
TechTracker
Trillian Astra
Tubetilla
True Burner
Unlocker
uTorrent
Veoh Web Player
Videora
Vistaglazz
WebShot
Winamp
WinSCP
Xfire
YouTube Downloader HD

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