What is OpenCandy?

What is OpenCandy?

OpenCandy is advertising application. It is similar to Google AdSense, except it displays advertisements in installation program instead of websites. These advertisements promote another software packages. The advertisements are selected by providers of software being installed (in case of Orbit it means Orbit developers). When user installing a software (Orbit) chooses to install promoted package, revenue is generated and shared between OpenCandy and software providers (Orbit developers). Is it Adware? Some may consider OpenCandy is an adware. In fact, OpenCandy does not demonstrate the negative characteristics commonly associated with adware: After you uninstall, there may be residual files or folders from the Orbit Downloader installation. You can remove the Orbit Downloader folder by doing the following: Advertisement is only shown as a one step of software installation. Once software (Orbit) is installed, you do not receive any more advertisements. No unwanted software is installed. User has to explicitly choose to install promoted software to actually receive it. And the default action is “do not install”: No private information are collected. We collect only information necessary to choose relevant advertisement, such as geo-location, operating system and language. For details see OpenCandy privacy policy. What is the benefit of using OpenCandy Some softwares can be promoted by using OpenCandy. The promotion is not mandatory. It's all from the information which software you had installed. Can I avoid OpenCandy? Yes you can. Use /NOCANDY parameter when starting installation program. If any question, please email us at orbitdownloader@gmail.com