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Changing your Microsoft Active Protection Service community membership

Updated: April 1, 2012

Applies To: Forefront Endpoint Protection, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 Configuration Manager SP1, System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection, System Center 2012 Endpoint Protection SP1, System Center 2012 R2 Configuration Manager, System Center 2012 R2 Endpoint Protection, Windows Intune

When you installed Endpoint Protection, you agreed to join Microsoft Active Protection Service using a basic membership. You have the following membership options:

Basic membership—Endpoint Protection sends basic information to Microsoft about software that Endpoint Protection detects, including where the software came from, the actions that you apply or that Endpoint Protection applies automatically, and whether the actions were successful. In some instances, personal information might unintentionally be sent to Microsoft. However, Microsoft will not use this information to identify you or to contact you.

Advanced membership—In addition to basic information, Endpoint Protection sends more information to Microsoft about malicious software, spyware, and potentially unwanted software, including the location of the software, file names, how the software operates, and how it has affected your computer. In some instances, personal information might unintentionally be sent to Microsoft. However, Microsoft will not use this information to identify you or to contact you.

To change your Microsoft Active Protection Service community membership

  1. Click Settings, and then click Microsoft SpyNet.

  2. Select the level of participation that you want by clicking Basic membership or Advanced membership, and then click Save changes. If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or confirm the action.

To learn more about Microsoft Active Protection Service:

 
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