1. Joined : Oct 2014
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       05 Aug 2015 #1

    What program(s) installs Open Candy in windows 10?


    What program(s) installs Open Candy in windows 10? Could it be Microsoft Solitaire that causes this issue? I realize some people and some other programs no longer consider OpenCandy a pup or a threat.

    I mounted an image of windows 7, 10 using Macrium. This is the results of scanning the Macrium image windows 10 partition plus the empty partition using Malwarebytes


    Files: 1

    PUP.Optional.OpenCandy, D:\Users\Users\User name\AppData\Local\Temp\is-MCL9U.tmp\OCSetupHlp.dll,

    This is the results of scanning the image windows 7 partition using Malwarebytes Anti-Malware

    No malicious items detected


    Heuristic scanning was checked in all scans.
    Last edited by groze; 05 Aug 2015 at 13:42.
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  2. Joined : Jan 2014
    Walnut Beach, Milford, Ct
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    Win10 Pro / Remix 3.0
       05 Aug 2015 #2

    I have Microsoft Solitaire and it did not install anything extra with it.
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  3. Joined : Oct 2014
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       05 Aug 2015 #3

    What a mystery.

    I don't think the pup is installed, because the OCSetupHlp.dll was the only file in the temporary folder. The cause still baffles me. I will just do another clean install of windows 10. All my other scans came out as No malicious items detected

    Here what I have installed or tried to install on windows 10
    Avg 2015 (installed but didn't work correctly)
    7-Zip
    Apple Software Update
    DOSBox-0.74
    Foxit Software 6.1xxxxx
    Google
    Intel
    Internet Explorer
    Java
    Macrium
    Microsoft Works
    MiniTool Partition Wizard Free 9.0
    MozBackup
    Mozilla Firefox
    Mozilla Maintenance Service
    Mozilla Thunderbird
    Opera
    Pale Moon
    QuickTime
    Realtek
    SeaMonkey

    I have all but one of the software installed in windows 7.
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  4. Joined : Apr 2015
    California
    Posts : 362
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       06 Aug 2015 #4

    Did some Googling and found this page reporting that dosbox-0.74 is using an installer that also contains OpenCandy:

    Malware scan of dosbox-0.74.exe (DOSBox) 30b9298add2cd3a656ad9a6f19172d05edb4e91a - herdProtect
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  5.    06 Aug 2015 #5

    You may find its Foxit.
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  6. Joined : Jan 2014
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       06 Aug 2015 #6

    swarfega said: View Post
    You may find its Foxit.
    Yes, with Foxit you have to watch what they sneak in when you update the program.

    Last time I did it there was some kind of Cloud something installed. I took it out with Revo uninstaller.

    During the update there is no place to uncheck a box to stop it from installing.
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  7. Joined : Oct 2014
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    W7 32 bit, Linux Mint Xfce 18 64 bit
       06 Aug 2015 #7

    COMPUTIAC said: View Post
    Yes, with Foxit you have to watch what they sneak in when you update the program.

    Last time I did it there was some kind of Cloud something installed. I took it out with Revo uninstaller.

    During the update there is no place to uncheck a box to stop it from installing.
    Disconnect from the internet before installing foxit, so you can turn off the auto update. I thought it might of been free Avg installing there pc-tool kit. I don't like the newer version of foxit, didn't work to well on windows 7 but it might on windows 10.
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  8. Joined : Jan 2014
    Walnut Beach, Milford, Ct
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    Win10 Pro / Remix 3.0
       06 Aug 2015 #8

    groze said: View Post
    Disconnect from the internet before installing foxit, so you can turn off the auto update. I thought it might of been free Avg installing there pc-tools kit. I don't like the newer version of foxit, didn't work to well on windows 7 but it might on windows 10.
    It does work fine in 10. I also used it in 8.1, no problem's there either, except the little extra's.

    10 does have a PDF reader in it but, I have not tried it yet. If it work good, I will remove Foxit.
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  9. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 166
    Windows 10
       06 Aug 2015 #9

    I found a Wikipedia article that lists programs know to use OPEN CANDY. Foxit is on the list. Here is a link to the complete list. Hope this helps in some way.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenCandy
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  10. Joined : Jan 2014
    Walnut Beach, Milford, Ct
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    Win10 Pro / Remix 3.0
       06 Aug 2015 #10

    DavidG said: View Post
    I found a Wikipedia article that lists programs know to use OPEN CANDY. Foxit is on the list. Here is a link to the complete list. Hope this helps in some way.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/OpenCandy
    Thanks for the link, great find. There sure is a long list.

    I see Power ISO is on it. I tried to update it a couple of month's ago and it had all kind's of extra's
    with it.

    I tried it yesterday and it was clean. So now it is up to date and no strange program's installed with it.
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