Advice Request DEVICE CENSUS

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Mar 23, 2021
Today,after a week of installed life, the binisoft firewall in Windows11 warned of a Microsoft signed 'DEVICE CENSUS' asking to act.
Apart from the fact the latin word 'census' usually refers to populations I wonder what the heck is this as it deals with microphones as well, it seems.

So I looked around to find a way to disable (not delete) it and advised to go to

Task Scheduler Library > Microsoft > Windows > Device Information.

in order to disable this potentially CPU consuming stranger. Or ,right click in Windows32 as an alternative.

The fact is I do not have anything related to 'Device Information' or even 'Device' in my System32 folder.
Perhaps because I dont have a camera,but only a microphone and loudspeakers inserted in this desktop machine?

Is it all right ,or am I missing something in my W11 OS?

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