Security Cloud (formerly known as Real-time protection network) collects security data on unknown applications and websites and on malicious applications and exploits on websites.
We collect this information to provide you security services to which you have subscribed and to enhance the security of our other services. We need to collect security data on unknown files, suspicious device behavior, or visited URLs. This data is essential for our services to work. Objects collected in this way are only kept for a limited amount of time, and are deleted after that period.
Security Cloud does not track your web activity or collect information on websites that have been analyzed already, and it does not collect information on clean applications that are installed on your computer. Security data is not used for personalized marketing purposes.
As a contributor, you allow Security Cloud to keep the security data that helps us to strengthen your protection against new and emerging threats. Data collected this way is only kept for a limited time and is deleted after that period.
- Open the product from the Windows Start menu.
- On the Antivirus page, select Settings.
- Select Privacy.
- Select Edit settings.
Note: You need administrative rights to change the settings.
- Under Security Cloud, select Allow deeper analysis.