In what version did System Explorer start sending data to Google?

Discussion in 'privacy problems' started by SilentMusic7, Oct 4, 2015.

  1. SilentMusic7

    SilentMusic7 Registered Member

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    I have been Using System Explorer (http://systemexplorer.net/) for many years. I currently have v5.9.4 installed, and my firewall logs show no internet communications by it other than with the DNS server to do reverse DNS lookups on TCP accesses. I should mention that I have the automatic update check feature disabled.

    I recently saw that a user posted a comment with evidence that System Explorer v6.4.3 was communicating with Google:
    ~ Removed VirusTotal Linked Results as per Policy ~

    My question is: in what version did System Explorer start sending data to Google?
     
  2. Rolo42

    Rolo42 Registered Member

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    It has a file database...probably cloud services for that.
     
  3. Dermot7

    Dermot7 Registered Member

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    Well my understanding is that it would be communicating with Google if you run the Security Scan feature, and allow the app's service to check files on Virustotal. I have it blocked from any outbound access, with update checking disabled also.
    http://systemexplorer.net/
     
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