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Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:23 PM
Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:44 PM
From reading in one of Winamp's forums it is likely Open Candy that is being described by Norton as Adware 2.
MBAM may remove it if you allowed it to scan for and remove PUPs...potentially unwanted programs.
If MBAM doesn't remove it, use the two programs below.
Today, almost all free programs offer some adware program. Some allow you to choose not to install and others
do not. According to what I read you missed the chance to deny the install of the adware.
Even if MBAM removes the adware I would still recommend using the other two programs to find and remove
any adware that came with the new computer.
Posted 18 September 2013 - 02:49 PM
Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:30 PM
These were the 3 things Malwarebytes detected.
Posted 18 September 2013 - 03:47 PM
Be sure to disable/ exit any active antispyware and antivirus program before scanning with those two programs.
Some security programs can interfere with their scans for and removal of unwanted programs.
Edited by buddy215, 18 September 2013 - 03:57 PM.
Posted 18 September 2013 - 05:58 PM
What is OpenCandy?
OpenCandy provides a plug-in that developers include in their software to earn money by showing recommendations for other software in their installers. Developers use this money to keep their software free and invest in further software development. The installer uses the OpenCandy plug-in to present a software recommendation...during installation. You have complete control to accept the software recommendation by selecting either the “Install” or “Do not install” options on the software recommendation screen.
SIW Home Edition is bundled with OpenCandy
OpenCandy is an advertising application.
OpenCandy is similar to Google AdSense, except it displays advertisements in installation program instead of websites. These advertisements promote another software packages. The advertisements are selected by providers of software being installed. When user installing a software (SIW) chooses to install promoted package, revenue is generated and shared between OpenCandy and software providers (SIW developers).
How do I uninstall OpenCandy?
Since OpenCandy does not permanently install anything on your computer, there is nothing to uninstall. Our technology was selected by a developer and runs temporarily in their downloads which you may have selected and run. The plug-in shows an app recommendation and is designed to self-delete from your computer when it has finished operating. If you are concerned that something extraordinary resulted in any remnant traces being left on your computer, you may download and run our small clean-up utility to ensure all OpenCandy traces which are regularly self-deleted, are in fact gone.
Posted 18 September 2013 - 06:07 PM
Symantec...A file detected by this detection name is a type of adware program. Adware is a type of program that facilitates delivery for advertising content to the user, and in some cases gathers information from the user's computer, including information related to Internet browser usage or other computer habits...
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