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Current Free TechTracker Maybe Infected according to FreeAVG

by genesoo2 / May 22, 2011 4:29 PM PDT

I am using Free AVG antivirus 2011 and it is reporting that the current Free TechTracker available 2.0.3.59.a from Download.com is infected with OpenCandy Malware.
Can someone verify that the code is not infected?

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Why yes it is. And so is dozens to maybe hundreds more!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 24, 2011 10:24 AM PDT

You could research what open candy is. Or you can decide you don't want it. It's sad they called it malware when it doesn't have any indication it does that. It may be Adware which is something else.

More at http://mediainfo.sourceforge.net/en/powered_by_opencandy
And there's more like it!
Bob

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thread detected
by basilvita / May 25, 2011 5:13 AM PDT

i have avgfree and when i try to install techtracker it says that there is a thread detected ,,, is that true ???

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Tech Tracker and others.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 25, 2011 5:21 AM PDT
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Think otherwise. If you do a litter research on Open Candy you see what it is and you can remove it later.

Or you can opt not to install apps that use this.
Bob

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