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OpenCandy NSIS SDK

What is OpenCandy NSIS SDK?

This is a plugin for NSIS (Nullsoft) that allows developers to bundle the OpenCandy recommendation software in their product installer. While OpenCandy provides opt-in offers, it includes many offers that are considered potentially unwanted programs (PUPs) as well as adware.

About  (from SweetLabs)

OpenCandy enables you to recommend software or services you believe would be valuable to your users. The recommendation takes place during the installation of your software (ie. in your NSIS installer) through an additional page. Recommended software is dynamically downloaded after a user accepts the recommendation, wh...  Read more


The primary executable is named OCSetupHlp.dll. Many users end up uninstalling this after less than a month of it being installed. The setup package generally installs about 6 files and is usually about 1.04 MB (1,088,930 bytes).

Program detailsProgram details

URL: www.opencandy.com/faqs/network-sdk-faqs
Installation folder: C:\users\user\documents\opencandy\nsis sdk
Uninstaller: C:\users\user\documents\OpenCandy\NSIS SDK\uninstall.exe
Estimated size: 1.04 MB

Program filesFiles installed by OpenCandy NSIS SDK

Program module:OCSetupHlp.dll
Name:OpenCandy recommendation engine
OpenCandy recommendation engine p45
Path:C:\users\user\documents\opencandy\nsis sdk\OCSetupHlp.dll
Additional files:
  • OCSetupHlp.dll (by OpenCandy) - OpenCandy recommendation engine (OpenCandy recommendation engine p45)
  • uninstall.exe
  • Entrusted SP.exe
  • Passwordbox - CWS.exe
  • PCFaster - Argentina.exe
  • PCFaster - Mexico.exe

How do I remove OpenCandy NSIS SDK?

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Or, you can uninstall OpenCandy NSIS SDK 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: Click Uninstall a Program.
    • Windows XP: Click Add or Remove Programs.
  2. When you find the program OpenCandy NSIS SDK, click it, and then do one of the following:
    • Windows Vista/7/8: 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 OpenCandy NSIS SDK.
  4. If for some reason uninstallation fails, please install Microsoft's uninstall fixer utility which will help fix problems with programs that can't be uninstalled at support.microsoft.com.

Win 7 (SP1) 50%
Win 10 50%
Uninstall it 66%
Keep it 34%
United States

Windows OS versionsWindows

Which Windows OS versions does it run on?
Windows 7 50.00%
Windows 10 50.00%
Which OS releases does it run on?
Windows 8.1 Pro 50.00%
Windows 7 Ultimate 50.00%

Distribution by countryGeography

100.00% of installs come from the United States
Which countries install it?
  United States 100.00%

OEM distributionPC manufacturers

What PC manufacturers (OEMs) have it installed?
Sony 50.00%
Apple 50.00%

About SweetLabs

SweetLabs has two platforms, Pokki, a platform which brings media-rich web apps to the desktop and the OpenCandy Software Network, which offers installer based software bundles through the download and installation process.
Publisher URL: www.pokki.com


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