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Just curious, what "data" is Corsair Link collecting?


Sharona

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I have gone through heck trying to rid Nvidia's unwarranted data collections. I finally purchased a new AMD graphics card to rid myself of that never ending upload by NVBackend.

 

Now after doing a clean install of Windows 10, I installed my security software and reinstalled Corsair Link then disconnected the pc (by disconnected I mean that I physically unplugged the ONLY internet connection to it - the Ethernet cable).

 

After having caught NVBackend in my personal files while uploading from my pc I now keep Process Explorer, Resource Monitor, and TCPView open.

 

I captured screenshots of "System" sending and receiving data despite the fact that I do not have a connection on that pc. I Initially thought that this was something to do with Microsoft or something to do with the accidental setup of a second monitor.

 

When I caught it again I started to freak out just a bit - because it's acting just like NVIDIA is installed. Anyway when I looked at TCPView I realized it was Corsair Link, so I scrolled up to the top of Process Explorer and captured some screenshots of this too...

 

So can anyone tell me what you're "collecting" and how you are doing so?

(I apologize these screenshots were taken from my design machine 40" screen)

 

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It's been discussed as part of a few threads here. Corsair Link uses TCP to communicate with Corsair devices (Commander Mini, Lighting Nodes, etc). As you can see in the first screenshot, both IP addresses resolve to "mine", so it's not actually going anywhere external.

 

At least in this case, the only thing Corsair is guilty of is ****ty coding. Not data collection.

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so it's not actually going anywhere external.

 

At least in this case, the only thing Corsair is guilty of is ****ty coding. Not data collection.

 

Some times it does talk to server-54-230-199-107.lhr50.r.cloudfront.net (65.52.108.74). I suspect it's checking for an update, but this is just my guess.

 

Corsair are also guilty of failing to provide a CL4 User guide, good CL4 support, a list of known CL4 issues, feedback when CL4 issues are reported and failing to address CL4 issues in a timely manor.

 

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Have you disabled all of the Windows 10 data collecting too, Sharona? I am refusing Windows 10 and using WIndows 7 X64 Ultimate. I have seen news that Win 7 update refuses to work on new gen AMD & Intel cpus though.

 

65.52.108.74 is a Microsoft BingBot relaying to cloudfront I guess.

 

54.230.199.107 cloudfront.net embedded address is not listed.

 

Amazon Cloudfront is a cloud based Content Delivery Web Service by Amazon Web Services. It does push content but what?

 

Maybe sniffing for updates, maybe not Red. Net is mum.

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