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Photo Magician and OpenCandy

#1 User is online marko

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    Posted 11 May 2011 - 03:03 PM

    Photo Magician are now also including OpenCandy in their installer with no option to decline the install - seems that OpenCandy are beginning to swarm the freeware developers - let's hope they do all make a considerable amount of money from the add-on, I have a feeling they're certainly going to need it <_<
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    #2 User is offline ricksterto

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      Posted 14 May 2011 - 09:54 PM

      View Postmarko, on 11 May 2011 - 03:03 PM, said:

      Photo Magician are now also including OpenCandy in their installer with no option to decline the install - seems that OpenCandy are beginning to swarm the freeware developers - let's hope they do all make a considerable amount of money from the add-on, I have a feeling they're certainly going to need it <_<


      You can use uniextractor to unpack the installer and remove the opencandy component; a pain in the backside but it works.
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      #3 User is online James (Jim) Hillier

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        Posted 15 May 2011 - 12:26 AM

        Hey Rick - Yes, thanks for the heads up mate. There is no real need to post the same comment twice Rick, even though it refers to different freeware, the message is the same.:)

        I already responded to your similar comment about TweakNow PowerPack:

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        Yes, we realise there are ways and means of dealing with OC Rick, but many users would not have the level of expertise required to go through the process described by your good self...and, in our opinion, they shouldn't need to anyway!! :)

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        none of these apps actually tell you that they have opencandy

        Yes, that's the shame of it. If the developers were open and honest about bundling OC with their software, we would deal with them more sympathetically. It's the covert nature of the bundling that we consider unacceptable.

        The bundling of OC is a relatively recent development, it's expanding and we are monitoring the situation. At the moment our policy is to continue listing freeware which is overtly [openly] bundled with OC, and merely add a warning. Those that are bundled with OC covertly [secretly] will, for the time being anyway, continue to be banned. That policy is subject to review, depending on how the situation evolves.

        Thanks again....Jim

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