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Windows 7: Is ScanNowUpNp safe to use?

13 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Is ScanNowUpNp safe to use?

I was wondering if this program called *ScanNow for Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) is safe to use? I was looking at optimizing some things and just ran across it and it caught my attention as many people do make use of upnp. I ran a test on a virtual machine of the .exe they offer called ScanNowUPnP.exe and it comes from a place called Rapid7. ( The website linked me to this rapid7 place, it's only why I am considering asking this question in the first place) This is their URL ScanNow for Universal Plug and Play (UPnP) | Rapid7 . I am including a pic of what the first window looks like when you open the exe, and it's also why I became suspicious. I can understand it asking for a name, maybe perhaps a login, but my address, SALARY ? What do you guys think. FYI. When I visited that link, I had javascript off and Noscript and flashblock with a good hosts file. So I am just giving a warning in case you want to visit the site yourself. By the looks of it, it looks like a legit security website, but these days you never know. Any who, what say you sevenforum? Safe? No safe?

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13 Nov 2013   #2
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Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

I'd skip it, they want way too much personal info, not need to do a scan. Does you scanner have software?
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13 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
I'd skip it, they want way too much personal info, not need to do a scan. Does you scanner have software?
What do you mean *my scanner have software* , also I keep upnp off on my router as I port forward need be, it's just that this article caught my eye and I was wondering if such things are safe. And yeah, why would they need all that info just do to a scan.
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