Adware.OpenCandy is an unwanted program typically installed in a system along with free programs. The developers of OpenCandy claim that it is a high quality advertising platform and not a piece of spyware. They also state that the platform does not perform any illegal actions and due some unspecified events, Win32/OpenCandy was flagged as a computer threat. However, some people find this annoying application worthless and want to remove it from the system due to the following reasons.
Adware.OpenCandy is very often bundled with software installers. While you are running the installation program having the OpenCandy component, some additional application may be recommended for you. If the application present in the list of the adware is already installed on the PC, you will be offered another tool. It means that the adware scans the system to find out what software you have within the system. The components of OpenCandy are said to be removed as soon as the installation of the program recommended is completed; however, it is also possible that some components such as registry entries, may remain in the system.
Moreover, Adware.OpenCandy is known to send information to a remote server. The data transmitted include information on the operating system, location and time zone, computer code, code identifying the program which was installed, whether it was launched or not, etc. Do you want to be monitored this way?
If you are an advanced computer user and have just found out that some components of Adware.OpenCandy did not self-delete, you should run a powerful tool which can remove unnecessary components. Additionally, it is highly advisable to scan the PC to find out whether or not new spyware or malware was installed. To do so, we recommend using SpyHunter. This powerful spyware removal tool can effectively delete various infections, so click on the button below to download a free scanner which will show you what further actions you should take.