I just installed another program that comes with OpenCandy.
After installing, it also keeps the OpenCandy folder with a DLL and a TXT file inside.
The text file is named "OpenCandy_Why_Is_This_Here.txt"
This is what it says:
What is this folder, its contents, and why is it here?
This (OpenCandy) folder, the OCSetupHlp.dll file and this text file are
here because the software publisher whose application you installed is
part of the OpenCandy network.
The OpenCandy network enables software publishers to recommend other
software or services they believe you may find valuable. The
recommendation occurs during installation of the publisher’s software.
The OCSetupHlp.dll provides the following functionality:
* Provides the ability to show recommendations during installation of the
* Launches the OpenCandy download manager if you accept a recommendation,
in order to download the recommended software's installer.
* Enables us to provide publishers with AGGREGATE ANONYMOUS statistics
such as number of initiated installs, completed installs, uninstalls
(optional), country and language, and how their recommendations are
performing (based on whether they are accepted or declined). This
information helps publishers understand and improve their installation
process and experience.
The OCSetupHlp.dll file does not have any standalone functionality (it
only runs during installation and uninstallation of the publisher's
installer it was integrated with).
OpenCandy DOES NOT collect or store any personally identifiable
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If you wish, you can delete the OpenCandy folder and its contents at any
time. Or, if you decide to uninstall the application that included it,
this folder and its contents will be removed during the uninstallation
If you want to find out how OpenCandy is working to revitalize and spur
innovation in the software community please visit our website at
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to contact us <dead link removed>
- The OpenCandy team
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