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Re: Software Updater and Open Candy
« Reply #30 on: July 07, 2014, 02:34:53 PM »
Just for your information, DriverBoosters auto update simply takes you to their website
when a new version is available. You still need to do the actual update by downloading and installing the new version.
The latest version of Unchecky has also updated it's detection for the Iobit installer. You might want to install that program. :)
« Last Edit: July 07, 2014, 02:54:53 PM by bob3160 »
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Re: Software Updater and Open Candy
« Reply #31 on: July 07, 2014, 03:46:20 PM »
@bob3160
In the last few days in Driver Booster GUI, I see that "Cloud is not connected".
Can you confirm this ?

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Re: Software Updater and Open Candy
« Reply #32 on: July 07, 2014, 04:23:02 PM »
@bob3160
In the last few days in Driver Booster GUI, I see that "Cloud is not connected".
Can you confirm this ?
Where do I find that information ???
I have the program set to not start at boot time.

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Re: Software Updater and Open Candy
« Reply #33 on: July 07, 2014, 04:28:56 PM »
Why ramble on about some unrelated 3rd party software, which clouds the real issue here - that Avast side loads a 3rd party Open Candy binary that they cannot possibly have vetted thoroughly?

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Re: Software Updater and Open Candy
« Reply #34 on: July 07, 2014, 04:56:44 PM »
Just for your information, DriverBoosters auto update simply takes you to their website
when a new version is available. You still need to do the actual update by downloading and installing the new version.
The latest version of Unchecky has also updated it's detection for the Iobit installer. You might want to install that program. :)

The only option I had was checking/unchecking the unwanted system cleanup software the update also included. There was no update installer to scan all I saw was the option to  "Finish" which suggests to me that whatever update there was had already been installed (along with Open Candy). After I clicked there was no significant HDD activity either. 

Point is Open Candy was, so it seems, integrated with the update but NOT optional, so would Unchecky have helped avoid it?

I've not made any mistakes or had any problem with manual unchecking ever. I'm very careful when installing updates or anything else. But what can you do when stuff you definitely don't want is apparently hidden like this in otherwise useful software?   

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Re: Software Updater and Open Candy
« Reply #35 on: July 07, 2014, 05:07:33 PM »
@bob3160
In the last few days in Driver Booster GUI, I see that "Cloud is not connected".
Can you confirm this ?
Where do I find that information ???
I have the program set to not start at boot time.
Also, Driver Booster doesn't start at boot time and I deleted update task with CCleaner.

  http://oi61.tinypic.com/21deych.jpg

Just hover mouse pointer where arrow is pointing.

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Re: Software Updater and Open Candy
« Reply #36 on: July 07, 2014, 11:54:16 PM »
@bob3160
In the last few days in Driver Booster GUI, I see that "Cloud is not connected".
Can you confirm this ?
Where do I find that information<$1alt="" title="" onresizestart="return false;" id="smiley__$2" style="padding: 0 3px 0 3px;" />
I have the program set to not start at boot time.
Also, Driver Booster doesn't start at boot time and I deleted update task with CCleaner.

  http://oi61.tinypic.com/21deych.jpg

Just hover mouse pointer where arrow is pointing.
I use the Pro version (Free giveaway of 1 year license) and mine connects when I start the program.
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Re: Software Updater and Open Candy
« Reply #37 on: July 15, 2014, 12:17:02 PM »
Hi all,

the OpenCandy offers have been removed. It was running in one month pilot test and we decided to stop it.
Thank you for your feedback.

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Re: Software Updater and Open Candy
« Reply #38 on: July 15, 2014, 03:17:10 PM »
Hi all,

the OpenCandy offers have been removed. It was running in one month pilot test and we decided to stop it.
Thank you for your feedback.

Martin
Sorry but IMHO, avast! and OpenCandy make for a terrible mix.  :o
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Re: Software Updater and Open Candy
« Reply #39 on: July 15, 2014, 03:59:35 PM »
IMHO anything and Open Candy make a bad mix. Period.
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Re: Software Updater and Open Candy
« Reply #40 on: July 15, 2014, 04:08:18 PM »
Hi all,

the OpenCandy offers have been removed. It was running in one month pilot test and we decided to stop it.
Thank you for your feedback.

Martin

Wise decision.  It should never have been included.
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Re: Software Updater and Open Candy
« Reply #41 on: July 15, 2014, 04:09:54 PM »
Wise decision.  It should never have been included.
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Re: Software Updater and Open Candy
« Reply #42 on: July 15, 2014, 04:11:58 PM »
Open Candy
1. Hard to swallow
2. Always leaves a bitter taste in your mouth
3. Gives your computer the pup up runs
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Re: Software Updater and Open Candy
« Reply #43 on: July 15, 2014, 10:07:45 PM »
the OpenCandy offers have been removed. It was running in one month pilot test and we decided to stop it.

Thank you, Martin.

When and how can we remove aswRec.dll from our systems? 

Can we just delete the DLL?

-Noel
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Re: Software Updater and Open Candy
« Reply #44 on: July 15, 2014, 10:10:58 PM »
The DLL itself doesn't do anything, i.e. there's no need to remove it (or care).
I don't think you can remove it, the installer would probably put it back sooner or later.