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Old 13. Dec 2011, 11:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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In this Wikipedia article on OpenCandy it's said CCleaner uses OpenCandy. There's no mention of it in the licence agreement when installing CCleaner, neither in the standard installer nor the slim version. http://www.piriform.com/ccleaner/builds . What's going on? Does it actually have OpenCandy? The installer seems to recommend Google Chrome.
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Old 13. Dec 2011, 06:07 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't think there is OpenCandy bundled in CCleaner. Softpedia rates CCleaner as clean, and no adware.

I always install the slim build on my PC though, and I haven't installed the normal build since a long time. I will download, and check on it. You can do it too.
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Old 14. Dec 2011, 01:43 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Wikipedia isn't always up-to-date, not to mention the content are produced by imperfect humans, like (virtually) everything else.
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I had checked on it before and their installer EULA has no mention of OpenCandy. The installer recommends Google Chrome though, so I wonder whether it's scanning the computer like what OpenCandy does to make software recommendations.
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Old 14. Dec 2011, 07:05 AM   #5 (permalink)
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I tried installing the normal build of CCleaner. It too recommended Google Chrome, but I don't think its OpenCandy. With installers using OpenCandy, they present a different kind of screen, with radio buttons.

And if its not mentioned in the license agreement, which its not, then OpenCandy isn't there.

I think the Wiki article might not be updated.
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Old 14. Dec 2011, 09:27 AM   #6 (permalink)
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@ Anupam: That seems to be correct. Just checked out ccleaner and also the control panel to see if it installs any rogues like "open candy".

It seems to install nothing except the "opt out Google Chrome".

@ George J: Also tried installing the slim version of ccleaner in sandboxie. It appears to be legit and safe. Nothing in their EULA about candies or chocolates.

Looks like the wikipedia page is outdated.

Check these links. They might clear things up a bit:

http [COLON] //www [DOT] opencandy [DOT] com/2010/12/09/ccenhancer-helps-ccleaner-clean-even-better-freeware/

http [COLON] //www [DOT] opencandy [DOT] com/privacy-matters/ignite-details/

Warning: These pages will not open if you have a hosts file or adblocker. I had to disable my hosts file to open these sites

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Old 14. Dec 2011, 09:33 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Sorry, I had to obfuscate the links, as they are rated orange by WOT, and we do not allow that.

Also, I did not get why exactly you posted these links.

First one is for CCEnhancer, which is a different software from CCleaner, although, its used as helper for it.

The other link talks about Ignite.. which does not seem to be related to this issue?
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@ Anupam: Sorry for the confusion. I think that CCEnhancer is the one bundling open candy and not ccleaner. Thought that these links would clear it up.

Regarding the ignite link, it gives the path and regedit keys in which these files are installed. Just checked them in my system and no open candy. That's all.
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Ah OK, thanks .
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Old 15. Dec 2011, 03:35 AM   #10 (permalink)
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There's an installer version of CCEnhancer? Anyhow, the portable (original) version is just a standalone .exe
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