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NOD32 finds OpenCandy in free Avast
« on: March 03, 2011, 05:56:16 PM »
I downloaded the free version of Avast via Download.com and NOD32 on another machine here warned me that the download contained OpenCandy.  ???

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Re: NOD32 finds OpenCandy in free Avast
« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2011, 05:57:43 PM »

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Re: NOD32 finds OpenCandy in free Avast
« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2011, 06:04:49 PM »
I downloaded the free version of Avast via Download.com and NOD32 on another machine here warned me that the download contained OpenCandy.  ???


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Re: NOD32 finds OpenCandy in free Avast
« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2011, 06:09:51 PM »
Yes I already know about OpenCandy and on how to bypass NOD32 from deleting the file. My question is why does the free version of Avast contain this adware.
« Last Edit: March 03, 2011, 06:11:57 PM by pcguy »

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Re: NOD32 finds OpenCandy in free Avast
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2011, 06:14:09 PM »
It doesn't contain any OpenCandy (never heard about it anyway). All it contains is an optional Google Chrome install.

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Re: NOD32 finds OpenCandy in free Avast
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2011, 06:16:10 PM »
Avast! installer does not contain malware......and if you look at the Open Candy description, it falls under "potentially unwanted", not outright malicious.

Avast! installer should come with candy, though......yes...hard butterscotch or caramel, preferably.
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Re: NOD32 finds OpenCandy in free Avast
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2011, 06:16:41 PM »
OpenCandy is not malware but a PUP

A PUP (potentially unwanted program)   http://searchsecurity.techtarget.com/sDefinition/0,,sid14_gci1066761,00.html

why ESET would consider avast as a PUP?....probably bc you should not install more than one AV on a computer
« Last Edit: March 03, 2011, 06:30:31 PM by Pondus »
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Re: NOD32 finds OpenCandy in free Avast
« Reply #7 on: March 03, 2011, 06:19:11 PM »

why ESET would consider avast as a PUP?....probably be bc you should not install more than AV on a computer

I never got to install Avast. I got the alert simply by trying to save the downloaded file so that I could install it on another computer.

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Re: NOD32 finds OpenCandy in free Avast
« Reply #8 on: March 03, 2011, 06:21:01 PM »
I never got to install Avast. I got the alert simply by trying to save the downloaded file so that I could install it on another computer.

As said, you are getting a false positive from NOD32. Hence why I posted a link to their official support forum. Avast can't solve your issue.

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Re: NOD32 finds OpenCandy in free Avast
« Reply #9 on: March 03, 2011, 06:25:05 PM »
Indeed, you are on the wrong forum.

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Re: NOD32 finds OpenCandy in free Avast
« Reply #10 on: March 03, 2011, 06:26:38 PM »
I never got to install Avast. I got the alert simply by trying to save the downloaded file so that I could install it on another computer.

Disable NOD32 resident shield for a while, when download avast, and enable NOD32 again. As it was said, it's not avast's problem. Different antiviruses can give false positives on each others because installers contains virus databases. In some cases as this one, it can give FP. This time it's NOD's fault.
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Re: NOD32 finds OpenCandy in free Avast
« Reply #11 on: March 03, 2011, 06:27:03 PM »
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I never got to install Avast. I got the alert simply by trying to save the downloaded file so that I could install it on another computer.
Well ESET is seeing what you are downloading, and the program does not know that you are not going to install it on this comp
so this may be ESET way of warning you not to install   ???

anyway it is a ESET problem...so you should ask in ESET forum
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Re: NOD32 finds OpenCandy in free Avast
« Reply #12 on: March 03, 2011, 06:30:14 PM »
Well ESET is seeing what you are downloading, and the program does not know that you are not going to install it on this comp
so this may be ESET way of warning you not to install   ???

No. It's simply a problem with their virus definitions when having potentially unwanted/unsafe applications detection enabled in ThreatSense engine. (Disabled by defaults BTW.)

anyway it is a ESET problem...so you should ask in ESET forum

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Re: NOD32 finds OpenCandy in free Avast
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