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Longedge [Avatar]
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I know a lot of people on the forum use MediaInfo. I've just completed a scan with MalwareBytes which found my MediaInfo executable contained "Pup.optional.opencandy".
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ynotfish
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Hi Longedge -

More recent MediaInfo installers have this - choose "I do not accept".



I'd say that might be the issue, rather than MI itself.

Cheers - Tony
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Quote: I know a lot of people on the forum use MediaInfo. I've just completed a scan with MalwareBytes which found my MediaInfo executable contained "Pup.optional.opencandy".


Not necessarily malware - depends upon your perspective...

http://www.opencandy.com/faqs/
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Longedge [Avatar]
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Quote: Not necessarily malware - depends upon your perspective...
http://www.opencandy.com/faqs/


Yes I take the point but not being an expert on anti virus etc. matters I have to rely on those who supposedly are. I might be accused of erring on the side of caution but that's me . As I said, it was just fwiw.

The little bit of reading I've done about this advertising software tells me it's far too invasive. There are lots of write ups of people struggling to remove it only to find that it keeps re-appearing after it has been deleted - not friendly behaviour at all. Probably depends on how it's implemented but software that re-installs itself after being deleted is a worry to me.

p.s. - It's no longer on my system anyway, I'll stay with GSpot.

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stevek
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Revo Uninstaller or Restore usually removes the offending software thoroughly. If Using Restor, remember to delete the old restore points after you restore it. Some bad guys hide there ! .
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Opencandy should be removed. I use adwcleaner for adwar \ PUP like that. Or do it even manually: http://soft2secure.com/knowledgebase/opencandy
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