Do you know what GamingCandy is?
There are two ways to download GamingCandy onto the Windows operating system. Gamingcandy.com is an online gaming website that offers to install this game manager when playing certain games, known as Sweet Games. Unfortunately, it is also possible to download this program packaged with malware. Even though it is unlikely that the functionality of the program would change depending on the distribution method, there is no doubt that it is far worse to get it installed along with malware. If you have downloaded GamingCandy bundled with other programs, our advice is to install a malware scanner to find if you have to delete malicious programs. If they were not installed, you could focus on the removal of GamingCandy.
GamingCandy is not the only program of its kind, and ArcadeGiant and CrushArcade are only a few of the many programs that work in a very similar manner. In fact, some would say that these programs are practically identical. Even though we cannot say whether or not these programs are identical, our research team has found that they pose the same security threats and deserve removal due to the same reasons. Unfortunately, these programs showcase highly suspicious and possibly unreliable advertisements, some of which might appear after installing GamingCandy. Even if you just play the games on gamingcandy.com, you will encounter ads, and we do not recommend clicking on them. Whether you are offered a program/service that can convert files, fix registry errors, delete junk files, or update your software, you should never interact with ads associated with GamingCandy.GamingCandy screenshot
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Even though GamingCandy is known as a game downloader or game manager, we know it as a PUP, which is short for potentially unwanted program. The reasoning behind this is that this program can show ads, which is a feature of an advertisement-supported program. Most users do not expect to find ads after installing this program, and this is why we recommend deleting GamingCandy as a PUP. Even if some of the ads shown to you might be harmless, it is very likely that you will be exposed to unreliable ads as well. If you do not want to become a victim of schemers using malvertising, remove GamingCandy ASAP.
You can uninstall GamingCandy using the instructions below. It is unlikely that you will have to deal with any leftovers if you delete this PUP successfully; however, we cannot say the same about potentially malicious programs. If these have been installed along with the seemingly harmless PUP, you need to remove them as well, and there is no doubt that automated malware removal software can help you delete malware most quickly and efficiently.
Remove GamingCandy from Windows
Remove from Windows XP
- Open the Start menu and click Control Panel.
- Double-click Add or Remove Programs.
- Select the undesirable program and click Remove.
Remove from Windows Vista/Windows7
- Navigate to the left of the Tasbar and click the Windows icon.
- Open the Control Panel menu and select Uninstall a program.
- Right-click the program you want to delete and choose Uninstall.
Remove from Windows 8/Windows 8.1
- Launch RUN (simultaneously tap Win+R) and enter Control Panel.
- Select Uninstall a program (under Programs).
- Right-click the program you wish to delete and select Uninstall.
In non-techie terms:
GamingCandy is a program we recommend removing from your operating system. Even though this PUP is not extremely malicious in itself, it can showcase potentially unreliable ads, and this is the main reason to delete it from your operating system. In the worst case scenario, this PUP will be installed onto your PC bundled with extremely malicious programs. If you have found that malicious programs have corrupted your operating system in a way that you not only cannot delete GamingCandy, but also cannot do anything else, we suggest following the instructions below.