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Windows 7: Does anyone here know how to block spyware?...... especially OpenCandy

21 May 2014   #11
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

The best thing to do find another download site which you haven't posted where you download from

The file you posted blocks outward communication not installing opencandy or anything else,

Superantispyware and mabm I doubt would block the install either,
Reading the terms of a download would most likely show the extras,
Clicking on download usually means you accepted those terms,
Cheers.


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21 May 2014   #12
crawfish

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by True Colors View Post
I have removed OpenCandy from my computer multiple times already by using MalwareBytes. However, I am looking for a way to take this a step further. How can I stop OpenCandy from ever even installing on my computer in the first place?

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From the article you linked:

They also claim that OC installs nothing permanently on your computer should you choose not to accept any OC download recommendations.

So, how is it you're always needing to uninstall the thing?
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21 May 2014   #13
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Open Candy Installs

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by crawfish View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by True Colors View Post
I have removed OpenCandy from my computer multiple times already by using MalwareBytes. However, I am looking for a way to take this a step further. How can I stop OpenCandy from ever even installing on my computer in the first place?

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From the article you linked:

They also claim that OC installs nothing permanently on your computer should you choose not to accept any OC download recommendations.

So, how is it you're always needing to uninstall the thing?

Hi,

It seems that OC is currently being bundled with some software installers with no chance to opt out of installation anywhere. One example is GOM Media Player (I tried it). I've seen other software do the same thing with other toolbars, like Photofiltre - that will install Ask toolbar whether you like it or not!
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22 May 2014   #14
sml156

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit 7601
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DavidW7ncus View Post
I have Malwarebytes Premium (real-time) and have it set to treat PUPs as malware.
It has auto blocked and quarantined OpenCandy in installers for me.
I run Malwarebytes antimaleware pro (Paid version ) real time protection too and it stops it from being installed to
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