Alright, I'll try to be polite, but obviously, you're stupid and you pissed me off, so please excuse me in advance if I'm a bit rude towards you... nah, just kidding, considering how extremely polite you were in your nice request, and how 'sorry' you were in bothering us with your stupid question, I believe that you deserve a far worse answer than what I'm going to give you... and I'm not going to be sorry for being rude to someone who is rude!
Do you have any idea what the fuck an adware is ? An adware is an application that pops ads without your knowledge or consent, OpenCandy is NOT adware, it will give you a choice to install a third-party application DURING the amsn installation, and NEVER again.. it doesn't get installed itself or anything... if you install amsn every 5 minutes on your pc, then yeah, maybe that would annoy you, but if you don't do that, then stop complaining, you would see one 'suggestion' once per year, is that so fucking bad that it's not worth having access to a free and open source program... Oh and by the way, the third-party app that OpenCandy suggests is not automatically installed until you click yes, we could have made it enabled by default and gained 5x more money, but we don't do that, so stop your bullshit complaining!!
Do you have any idea what the fuck a spyware is ? It's an application that collects personally identifiable information on you without your knowledge!!! OpenCandy does no such thing, they only collect whether or not you accept a specific ad so that we know that maybe 10% of our users would decide to install "msn smileys pack" and 0.01% would decide to install "google toolbar" for example.. this way, we monetize better by providing more relevant suggestions. Oh and also, the OpenCandy user agreement is shown PRIOR to any suggestion is offered, and explains exactly what gets collected, so if you don't read it, don't complain, if you read it and you don't like it, then press cancel before "OMG, one person somewhere in the world didn't enable the installation of this app".
Also, who the fuck do you think you are making requests like that ? If you want, just for you, we will create a "pay 10$ and download an amsn installer without OpenCandy" but I'm pretty sure you're not going to click that!! Are you the one who spends hours of your time programming on an open source project for FREE so others can enjoy it ? Are you the one paying for the amsn-project.net server and the hundreds of GB of bandwidth used everyday ? When you decide to offer your time, your dedication, a server, unlimited bandwidth, and compensation for every developer who ever worked on making aMSN what it is today, then you would be entitled to open your mouth, until then, you don't have a right to complain because in the end, you're getting aMSN for free and you have absolutely no say on how we should release it.
Oh and by the way, "if this is not removed soon I going to use the official msn."... hahahahaha, oh my god, I'm so scared, please don't do that! Nah, just joking, go use the official client and stop bothering me, what do you think we're loosing? I always said "one less user means one less person to give support to", and I also always said "If you don't like it, don't use it"... go use the official client, at least Microsoft has employees that they are paying to listen to your stupid complaints.. oh and did you know that installing the official client will also install shitloads of other stuff.. did you know that the official client is full of ads everywhere? that it opens a "MSN Today" popup every time you connect to it ? no you didn't know that? oh, sorry to break it to you!
Have fun and say hi to Bill Gates for me!
P.S.: The money gained from OpenCandy and ads on the website have been used to give back to the community.
Thanks to the money raised through ads, the aMSN team went to the FOSDEM conference in 2008 and we gave 200 'aMSN T-shirts' to our users.
The aMSN team has also recently donated 2500$ to the Electronic Frontier Foundation which helps defend everyone's digital rights.