Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G is described as a potentially unwanted program that aims at popular browsers (Explorer, Firefox, Chrome). PUPs are known to invade computers with adware and toolbars that may lead to further contamination with malware. In order to rid your computer of Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G, running a valid anti-spyware tool is recommended.
Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G Distribution Method
Like most PUPs, Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G is installed through a bundled installation. The user usually doesn’t know of the additional program simply because he skipped the custom installation where it was mentioned. As a result, his browser is invaded by unwanted ads that weaken computer safety and interfere with browsing experience.
What Makes Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G Potentially Dangerous?
PUPs usually become gateway to more serious PC troubles. On one hand, PUPs give access to third parties through the use of tracking cookies. Tracking cookies spy on all browser activities, recording and reporting collected data to interested sites. Aside from security issues, third-party applications may contribute to malware distribution. For instance, visiting any of the suggested content may be the cause for a Trojan infiltration.
As their name suggests, potentially unwanted apps are dubbed as such because users are unaware of their inclusion in a software package, even though they installed it willingly. The safest thing to do is always to opt for custom installation.
Should I Remove Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G?
Due to all the potential troubles Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G may bring upon users, experts recommend its removal. There are two options to get rid of the unwanted app. One is to follow the manual guide below, and the other is to scan and clean your computer via valid anti-spyware solution.
Spy Hunter scanner will only detect the threat. If you want the threat to be automatically removed, you need to purchase the full version of the anti-malware tool. Find Out More About SpyHunter Anti-Malware Tool
- Guide 1: How to Remove Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G from Windows.
- Guide 2: Get rid of Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G from Mac OS X.
- Guide 3: Remove Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G from Google Chrome.
- Guide 4: Erase Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G from Mozilla Firefox.
- Guide 5: Uninstall Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G from Microsoft Edge.
- Guide 6: Remove Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G from Safari.
- Guide 7: Eliminate Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G from Internet Explorer.
How to Remove Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G from Windows.
Step 1: Boot Your PC In Safe Mode to isolate and remove Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G
Step 2: Uninstall Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G and related software from Windows
Here is a method in few easy steps that should be able to uninstall most programs. No matter if you are using Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista or XP, those steps will get the job done. Dragging the program or its folder to the recycle bin can be a very bad decision. If you do that, bits and pieces of the program are left behind, and that can lead to unstable work of your PC, errors with the file type associations and other unpleasant activities. The proper way to get a program off your computer is to Uninstall it.
Step 3: Clean any registries, created by Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G on your computer.
The usually targeted registries of Windows machines are the following:
You can access them by opening the Windows registry editor and deleting any values, created by Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G there. This can happen by following the steps underneath:
Get rid of Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G from Mac OS X.
Step 1: Uninstall Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G and remove related files and objects
1. Hit the ⇧+⌘+U keys to open Utilities. Another way is to click on “Go” and then click “Utilities”, like the image below shows:
- Go to Finder.
- In the search bar type the name of the app that you want to remove.
- Above the search bar change the two drop down menus to “System Files” and “Are Included” so that you can see all of the files associated with the application you want to remove. Bear in mind that some of the files may not be related to the app so be very careful which files you delete.
- If all of the files are related, hold the ⌘+A buttons to select them and then drive them to “Trash”.
In case you cannot remove Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G via Step 1 above:
In case you cannot find the virus files and objects in your Applications or other places we have shown above, you can manually look for them in the Libraries of your Mac. But before doing this, please read the disclaimer below:
You can repeat the same procedure with the following other Library directories:
Tip: ~ is there on purpose, because it leads to more LaunchAgents.
Step 2: Scan for and remove Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G files from your Mac
When you are facing problems on your Mac as a result of unwanted scripts and programs such as Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G, the recommended way of eliminating the threat is by using an anti-malware program. SpyHunter for Mac offers advanced security features along with other modules that will improve your Mac’s security and protect it in the future.
Remove Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G from Google Chrome.
Step 1: Start Google Chrome and open the drop menu
Step 2: Move the cursor over "Tools" and then from the extended menu choose "Extensions"
Step 3: From the opened "Extensions" menu locate the unwanted extension and click on its "Remove" button.
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Google Chrome by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Erase Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G from Mozilla Firefox.
Step 1: Start Mozilla Firefox. Open the menu window
Step 2: Select the "Add-ons" icon from the menu.
Step 3: Select the unwanted extension and click "Remove"
Step 4: After the extension is removed, restart Mozilla Firefox by closing it from the red "X" button at the top right corner and start it again.
Uninstall Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G from Microsoft Edge.
Step 1: Start Edge browser.
Step 2: Open the drop menu by clicking on the icon at the top right corner.
Step 3: From the drop menu select "Extensions".
Step 4: Choose the suspected malicious extension you want to remove and then click on the gear icon.
Step 5: Remove the malicious extension by scrolling down and then clicking on Uninstall.
Remove Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G from Safari.
Step 1: Start the Safari app.
Step 2: After hovering your mouse cursor to the top of the screen, click on the Safari text to open its drop down menu.
Step 3: From the menu, click on "Preferences".
Step 4: After that, select the 'Extensions' Tab.
Step 5: Click once on the extension you want to remove.
Step 6: Click 'Uninstall'.
A pop-up window will appear asking for confirmation to uninstall the extension. Select 'Uninstall' again, and the Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G will be removed.
Eliminate Win32.Application.OpenCandy.G from Internet Explorer.
Step 1: Start Internet Explorer.
Step 2: Click on the gear icon labeled 'Tools' to open the drop menu and select 'Manage Add-ons'
Step 3: In the 'Manage Add-ons' window.
Step 4: Select the extension you want to remove and then click 'Disable'. A pop-up window will appear to inform you that you are about to disable the selected extension, and some more add-ons might be disabled as well. Leave all the boxes checked, and click 'Disable'.
Step 5: After the unwanted extension has been removed, restart Internet Explorer by closing it from the red 'X' button located at the top right corner and start it again.