PUP.Optional.OpenCandy.UPX is Malwarebytes’ detection name for a family of potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) mostly bundlers with an adware module. This detection name covers specific variants that were packed with UPX.
OpenCandy hijacks a browser’s home page, installs unwanted toolbars, plug-ins, and extensions to the web browser, and collects information about a user’s surfing habits and sends it to third parties without consent.
PUP.Optional.OpenCandy.UPX is often bundled with freeware and shareware.
Malwarebytes protects users from PUP.Optional.OpenCandy.UPX by using real-time protection.
Malwarebytes can detect and remove PUP.Optional.OpenCandy without further user interaction.
Should users wish to keep this program and exclude it from being detected in future scans, they can add the program to the exclusions list. Here’s how to do it.
If you want to allow the program to connect to the Internet, for example to fetch updates, also add an exclusion of the type Allow an application to connect to the internet and use the Browse button to select the file you wish to grant access.
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