Clearly, you have no problem with someone, without your permission, installing software on your machine, or sending off data about you or your machine--as does OpenCandy.
This is the kind of thing that I've been trying to debunk.
I've looked into what OC is doing and checked the data. It's not doing that. Here's a post I did that shows what is happening: Opening Up OpenCandy
. That walks through a low-level look at the installer, the network traffic, and the information in that network traffic.
One thing I did not point out in there, is that the network traffic is NOT encrypted. So it's wide open to see! Now, if you were trying to do naughty things, wouldn't you try to hide?
If it were doing naughty things, I wouldn't have started using it.
I am not out to change opinions on the topic. Like I've said before, that's simply stupid.
What I have been trying to do is to set straight some facts.
Well, I did go off on a tangent about language usage and red herrings. But that's kind of a nit-picky issue.