Why does OpenCandy trigger a threat warning?

KB Solution ID: SOLN2677|Last Revised: September 25, 2014

Though ESET has removed OpenCandy bundled installers from its list of potentially unwanted applications (network communication by the OpenCandy advertising platform is no longer blocked by default), there still exists a possibility that OpenCandy will trigger a "Potential threat found" warning (see Figure 1-1) after an ESET user downloads any program bundled with OpenCandy. In these cases, click No Action three times if you would still like to download and install software containing OpenCandy.

ESET users who would like their product to detect OpenCandy installers can add OpenCandy to the list of potentially unsafe applications via the Advanced setup window. For detailed instructions on how to do so, refer to the following Knowledgebase article:

About PUAs

Potentially unwanted applications (PUAs) might install adware, toolbars, or contain other unwanted and unsafe program features.

Figure 1-1

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