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CDisplay Ex Comments

Bundled with stuff you don't want and can't easily avoid. Not worth the hassle.

about CDisplay Ex · ·

Downloaded from the official website. As others have noted, it comes ridden with adware that it stealthly installs itself. I'm no stranger to unchecking boxes and still it got me because I only managed to avoid one of two or three software it injects in your computer besides CDisplay EX itself. After installing CDisplay Ex, a downloader appeared in the taskbar (no way to just close it) that seemed to be downloading Avast (which then automatically got installed), together with yet _another _antivirus that got installed.

Do not give administrator access to the current installer. Only if you accept the risks and know what you are doing. I recommended you use CDisplay 1.8 instead or anything else, really.


The EX version seems to be EXposed to opencandy. Still if you manage to kill that, it is an awesome program.

about CDisplay Ex and MangaMeeya, CDisplay · · 1 Helpful

And here I thought that it had no crapware attached.. mostly because I was installing the original version. Seems EX does indeed come bundled with crapware. I say this because as soon as you run the installer, opencandy runs in the background. I have absolutely no problem with apps that try to advertise stuff. A lot of programs come bundled with crapware, but at least they give you the choice to use them or skip them. What I hate is opencandy, that no matter your choice, something gets attached to your computer. A lot say it is just for them to get statistics that their product has been advertised. I say they choose the wrong way, since opencandy is notorious of installing crap without asking.

Thankfully I have Malwarebytes Antimalware Premium. It has helped me many times in the past, because it does not only catch these crapware, but it let's me continue installing the software I want, removing open candy.

Malwarebytes catching the opencandy dl

Afar from the stupid bundled opencandy the program is awesome. An updated CDisplay with nice interface and above all for me, supporting Japanese mode, which is why I was using the original program too. If you have an Antimalware Shield, probably it will capture the opencandy. I do not know how the antimalware shields of the paid versions of some antiviruses work. The paid version of Malwarebytes Antimalware though works like a charm. If you have already installed it or going to install it, just remember to run the free version of malwarebytes antimalware. It will kill whatever the stupid opencandy will install.

All in all, I highly recommend this, but only if you will use an antimalware shield or scanner.



about CDisplay Ex · ·

Not sure what people is smoking, there is no bundled software with CDisplayEx. I've never seen it in the installers, and I just checked the latest version. I've used it for years, practically since the beginning of the project. Maybe make sure you're actually downloading it from the official site.

This is the best comic viewer for my needs, it's a no BS, generally speedy, easily customizable program.

My one gripe is that it has trouble with ultra high resolution, high quality color images. They are very slow to scroll through and take a long time to initialize. This is a running theme with comic viewers, I've tried others (YacReader, Mcomix) and they are at best just as slow and at worst significantly less stable. The best alternative I've used for those types of files is actually SumatraPDF. It's generally slower overall, but much faster with regards to high resolution color images.

As of Febuary 26 2015 the installer tries to install 3 different adware packages.

You are given an option not to install them, but they are somewhat disguised. One had a decline button next to the normal next button. The other two default to "Express Install". To avoid installing them you have to change it to "Custom Install" and then uncheck some check boxes.

Once it's installed it's a nice reader, just be careful installing it.

This is using the installer from which is linked from this alternativeto page.

I well and truly do not understand. I downloaded (again) the latest version using the big green download button the front page.

My initial thoughts: the installer tries to go out to the internet, maybe it only tries to install garbage if it can phone home. So I temporarily disable my firewall, run the installer, let it phone home, and the results are the exact same as if I block it.

The following screenshots are ones I took for every step of the installer for me. The second image, scrolling down has no bundled garbage, only more translations, thumbnails, and PDF support. After the last one it starts installing.

I tried to install CDisplayEx on my PC and I have to say there are other step in the installer after the ones you showed in the screenshots: (sorry, something is in italian :P)

Those images display the bundled software with CDisplayEx.

It would not be a problem if they were just bundled software. OpenCandy runs as soon as you run the installer. That means that something gets injected in your pc as soon as you use the file. advertisement software are not bad, except for the ones that click ahead without reading. But injecting anything in your PC without asking you, that is NOT good.


Hijacks your browser, installs other software.

about CDisplay Ex · · 1 Helpful

I used advanced custom install and made sure that I unchecked the option to install Trovi search in my browser, but the software installed it anyway. I'm not sure why they bother pretending you have a choice.
Trovi hijacked my browser, changed my home page, and changed my search engine.
It also installed Search Protect, which claims to protect you from malicious software hijacking your browser - but in reality it just protects Trovi from being removed.
It also installed TuneUp Utilities without asking.
At this point I wouldn't be surprised if it did other things that I haven't discovered yet.

Avoid this like the plague. There are safer options out there.


No choice but to install 'partner' software

about CDisplay Ex · · 1 Helpful

Tries to install some gimcrack search toolbar and doesn't give you the choice to avoid that privilege completely. As this prevents me installing CDisplayEx on any of my machines, please consider this a negative review of the installer rather than the software itself.


Be careful, as always

Comment by Danilo_Venom
about CDisplay Ex · Apr 2014 ·

The installer asks you to install "Searchprotect" by Conduit, which is an adware search toolbar/service. It can be simply unchecked in the installer and also uninstalled by using the control panel, but, as I always suggest, be careful when you install any software!


Good 7z support...

about CDisplay Ex · ·

Wow, it extracts solid 7z archive and put all the files into memory and virtual memory. This is good for some cases.


Hasnt been updated in awhile, but at least its open source ...

Comment by s0me0ne
about CDisplay Ex · Jun 2011 ·

Hasnt been updated in awhile, but at least its open source and the cdisplay has been dead for years

at Least it is open source however the installer was bundled with crapwear. thankfully it was not to hard to uninstall the bundled "goodies" hope someone forks this or better maintains it and publishes a build without the adwear stuff hidden in the installer.