opencandy

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Miro installed a software package on my system (OpenCandy) and I did not give permission for this backdoor behaviour. I do not permit packages to submit other software without my knowledge and consent. When I de-installed Miro (and I will leave it de-installed until this issue is resolved), the OpenCandy package appears to still be there:

Top-level folder: c:\OpenCandy
Entries in the Registry.

Please acknowledge that you included this software and let me know how to remove it.
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Clay Mannix

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here is opencandy's privacy policy-

http://www.opencandy.com/privacy-policy/

not acceptable to me
but I'm not asked if I agree-
Am I?
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Clay Mannix

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here, I'll put up what is on the opencandy site

BACKBLAZE
BitTorrent
doubleTwist
Flock
QFL STUDIO by Image L.ne
MediaCoder
Medialnfo
TechSmith Tune'Up
WinSCP
ZumoDrive
memeo
kantaris mediaplayer

what others are there?
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JED, Official Rep

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Open Candy is not included with the Miro 2.5 installer. I think this discussion is more relevant to an Open Candy forum.
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Clay Mannix

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I agree, Jed, but OC don't have an open forum.

And thank you Miro for not using OC now.

And I apologize for this discussion being on Miro's site.
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Dr. Apps

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We do have an "open forum" here on GetSatisfaction. Since the conversation has gone beyond OpenCandy in regard to Miro (and since Miro doesn't provide OpenCandy recommendations anymore), I'm going to see if the GetSatisfaction peeps can move the last post from "Internet Unibomber" and the previous 3 posts from Clay over there so I can answer their respective questions. Probably won't be tonight though.

Thanks.

Dr, Apps
@drapps
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Clay Mannix

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I don't want my posts moved.
Start your own thread.
I'm done with you and oc.
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GWT

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Open Candy is still around, unfortunately. I installed IEPro for IE7 and was promptly peddled whether I wanted to download that piece of garbage, IE8 or not. Of course I opted out and installed IEPro for IE7 and still would up with Open Candy on my machine.

Dr. Apps, get a clue. It seems 98% of the responses you've gotten here are negative. If I want to opt in, then by all means, install Open Candy. If I opt out, I shouldn't have ANY traces of it on my computer, whatsoever.
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jessep, Employee

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Hey, just to be clear this is because IEPro has OpenCandy. We've taken it out of Miro.
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GWT

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Hey, just to be clear, Opt out means just that. Opt out. That means no trace.

Why don't you just give the people what they want, which is No Candy.
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jessep, Employee

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Uh, GWT, there is no candy anymore. Seriously. It isn't in our installer. Take a look.
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HonestySought

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Why opencandy model is UNaccpetable: admin rights necessary to install. I hadn't thought about it until phrased as such:

http://sethwisely.wordpress.com/2010/...

I don't want *that* kind of application running in an admin context EVER.
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Unibomber

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OpenCandy is BAD candy. NEVER accept candy from strangers!!!!! No exceptions. Also gotta love for something called open candy yet all there stuff is CLOSED SOURCE & CLOSED info too.
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lucy

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OpenCandy has changed NOTHING!! I do not even know how many registry errors I have because of them. The only way I found out about this at all was having my computer continuously crash *^%%$^$.

I have RAM and virtual memory errors all over the place...your company declared it would release a clean copy that fixed the bug that www.opencandy.com had in their software.

Thanks for nothing but problems...

Pissed off and hurt that I put my trust in your product and at myself for giving your company the trust...my own stupidity...never again!!!
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Correia

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Opencandy is active again. Be careful! Use malwarebytes to remove it. Manual removal is also possible: http://soft2secure.com/knowledgebase/...