UL benchmarks use a component called SystemInfo to identify the hardware in your system. SystemInfo scans your PC and stores information about its hardware configuration as part of your benchmark result on 3dmark.com. All UL benchmarks, including the Steam versions, include our SystemInfo module.
What information does SystemInfo collect?
SystemInfo is limited to querying the system registry for video card driver settings, driver versions, and hardware configuration information. It provides the hardware details shown with your benchmark score. The information provided by SystemInfo also helps us validate your score. For example, the scan includes a list of processes that were running during the scan as a countermeasure against several known hacks. SystemInfo does not scan for installed applications.
Does SystemInfo collect personally identifiable information?
What is the SystemInfo service?
SystemInfo is installed as a service in order to be able to query the required hardware data. The SystemInfo service only starts when requested by a UL benchmark. It does not start at Windows startup. When the scan starts, SystemInfo spawns multiple parallel processes. These processes exit when you close the benchmark. The service will stay loaded until the next restart, but it does nothing unless queried by a UL benchmark.
Can I disable SystemInfo?
Yes, you can disable SystemInfo while benchmarking, if you wish. In 3DMark, 3DMark 11, PCMark 10, PCMark 8, and VRMark you can disable SystemInfo on the Options screen.
Please note that when SystemInfo is disabled, your scores will not be validated on 3dmark.com, will be excluded from our Hall of Fame and Steam leaderboards, and won't include any hardware configuration information.