why is vst2xscanner.exe scanning my hardware? [DSGVO]

serious question but I ran PROCESS MONITOR (https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/downloads/procmon) to check why C10 is loading so long on my N.I. Kontakt and Reaktor Plugin.
I noticed that on start the vst2xscanner.exe is scanning through my registry hardware infos. Even my INTEL devices. The the Cubase.exe does the same.
C10 needs aprox 3 Minuted to start up.
I attach screenshots
Further I really like an answer on data usage (german DSGVO) - what data is collected here and for what reasons??


if you have a serious request concerning personal data usage with reference to “German DSGVO” (which is of course valid for the whole EU), you can send a request to Steinberg at any time - formally.

The legal question at hand is, though, whether we are talking about “personal data” at all in this case.
Just as a hint.

Cheers Ernst


Probably just checking for illegal software

thanks for all the infos.

I got the prompt “vst2xscanner wants to make changes”. I didn’t hit ok because I didn’t know what it was. I assume it’s necessary for installing Kontakt Player, or is it?