If it's malware, you aren't going to get a response. More likely, you are going to get spam.
I read the same article you did, and from it I did not get the sense that this is malware. It appears to me that this is some kind of software that someone has to volunteer for, somehow. Maybe it came bundled-in with something else, like how they do those stupid toolbars.
It also must be new, because there isn't any real information one way or the other with regard to it's "malware" status.
You might PM one of the Security Mods, or ask the thread to be moved to Security. Your first concern should be if it's malware or not.
Look under Start>Run>(type)"MSCONFIG" under "Services" and "Startup" and see if there are any odd, unknown or direct references to "candy". That might give you a start for doing a manual removal. If you've never done a manual removal before, I wouldn't advise doing it without some help, as deleting the wrong reg key can have catastrophic consequences.
Also I asked you several questions in the first post that still need answers.
Does anyone have access to the computer besides yourself ?