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What percent of users and experts removed it?
8% remove it92% keep it
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Candy Cruncher

What is Candy Cruncher?

Candy Cruncher is a casual video game distributed through the GameHouse/RealNetworks service. The game uses the FunPass in-house virtual currency and the initial download is initially a time-locked trial version.

About  (from GameHouse)

As if eating candy weren't addictive enough! Super Candy Cruncher drops tasty sweets into an ingenious puzzle game. Slide the candy around to form complete rows and columns and "crunch" them from the screen. Complete the required number of rows in time and jump to the next level but watch out for the dreaded black jell...  Read more


Upon being installed, the software adds a Windows Service which is designed to run continuously in the background. Manually stopping the service has been seen to cause the program to stop functing properly. It adds a background controller service that is set to automatically run. Delaying the start of this service is possible through the service manager. A scheduled task is added to Windows Task Scheduler in order to launch the program at various scheduled times (the schedule varies depending on the version). The software is designed to connect to the Internet and adds a Windows Firewall exception in order to do so without being interfered with. The setup package generally installs about 3 files and is usually about 2.72 MB (2,853,861 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.gamehouse.com
Installation folder: C:\Program Files\GameHouse\Candy
Uninstaller: C:\Program Files1\GAMEHO~1\Candy\UNWISE.EXE /U C:\Program Files1\GAMEHO~1\Candy\INSTALL.LOG
(Wise Installer is used for installing and uninstalling this software.)
Estimated size: 2.72 MB

Program filesFiles installed by Candy Cruncher

  • cruncher.exe (by Pyrogon) - Pyrogon Candy Cruncher (Candy Cruncher)
  • lpk.dll

Program behaviorsBehaviors exhibited

2 Scheduled Tasks
  • UNWISE.EXE is scheduled as a task with the class '{F71A9918-1861-4EFE-AE94-530BDDE46DD4}' (runs on registration).
  • cruncher.exe is scheduled as a task with the class '{4FE4211A-8560-4778-B63E-9AB29CFB00BD}' (runs on registration).
  • UNWISE.EXE runs as a service named 'Browser System Enahncer' (671c50b0).
2 Windows Firewall Allowed Programs
  • UNWISE.EXE is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files1\Yahoo!\MESSEN~1\UNWISE.EXE'.
  • cruncher.exe is added as a firewall exception for 'C:\Program Files\GameHouse\Candy\cruncher.exe'.

How do I remove Candy Cruncher?

You can uninstall Candy Cruncher from your computer by using the Add/Remove Program feature in the Window's Control Panel.
  1. On the Start menu (for Windows 8, right-click the screen's bottom-left corner), click Control Panel, and then, under Programs, do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program Candy Cruncher, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8/10: Click Uninstall.
    • Windows XP: Click the Remove or Change/Remove tab (to the right of the program).
  3. Follow the prompts. A progress bar shows you how long it will take to remove Candy Cruncher.

Windows Service? Yes
(Installs a service)
Uninstall it 8%
Keep it 92%

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows XP 40.00%
Windows 7 40.00%
Windows 10 11.43%
Windows Vista 8.57%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Microsoft Windows XP 40.00%
Windows 7 Home Premium 14.29%
Windows 7 Ultimate 14.29%
Windows Vista Home Premiu... 8.57%
Windows 7 Professional 5.71%
Windows 10 Pro 2.86%

Distribution by countryGeography

39.02% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 39.02%
  Vietnam 9.76%
  Romania 7.32%
  Indonesia 4.88%
  MK 4.88%
  Philippines 4.88%
  Thailand 4.88%
  Argentina 2.44%
  Canada 2.44%
  Germany 2.44%
  France 2.44%
  United Kingdom 2.44%
  Israel 2.44%
  Italy 2.44%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Acer 26.09%
Hewlett-Packard 21.74%
Intel 13.04%
Lenovo 8.70%
Sahara 8.70%
Toshiba 8.70%
American Megatrends 8.70%
Common models
Acer AOD255E 7.14%
TOSHIBA Satellite A505 3.57%
TOSHIBA Satellite A215 3.57%
Nvidia 680iLT 3.57%
MSI MS-7641 3.57%
MEDIONPC MS-7046 3.57%

About (from GameHouse, Inc.)

At GameHouse, we believe it’s good to game.
Publisher URL: www.gamehouse.com


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