Is online scanning of Computers safe ?
Is it online scanning safe?
There are a lot of antivirus companies providing free online antivirus scanning. For that, we have to download and install some files provided by them. There is option for quick scan and full scan also. If we do not want the scanning we can uninstall the software. But before the installation, they will ask to accept some conditions and terms. One of such conditions prescribed an antivirus firm is reproduced below :
"Forwarding of infiltrations and information to the Provider. The Software contains a function which serves to collect samples of new computer viruses or other similar harmful computer programs (the "Infiltration") and the subsequent dispatch thereof to the Provider, including information about the computer and/or platform on which the Software is installed (the "Information"). The Information may contain data (including personal data) about the End User and/or other users of the computer on which the Software is installed, information about the computer and operating system, suspicious files from the computer on which the Software is installed and files affected by the Infiltration and any information about such files. The Provider shall use the obtained Information and the Infiltration only to review the Infiltration and shall take reasonable measures to keep the obtained Information confidential. If you accept this Agreement, you agree that the Infiltration and the Information may be forwarded to the Provider and at the same time you grant to the Provider consent necessary pursuant to the relevant legal regulations to process the obtained Information. "
Kindly see the conditions. We have to give concurrence that we are ready to give all our personal information stored in the computer. However they assure as that they will keep the information confidential.
What is your opinion on sharing our information through online scanning ? is it safe ?.
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