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.
The Exclusions tab includes a list of items to be excluded from scans. The items may include files, folders, websites, or applications that connect to the Internet, as well as previously detected exploits.
To access the exclusions in Malwarebytes:
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