"Oh, mama mia, what a hazard !"
well, if someone someday will steal your work through a backdoor, you'll might see things in a different way. i'm quite serious about such issues.
"Don't you know how to customize the security level for it or
simply how such things are being disabled/deleted ?"
as i said, i'm using a firewall. no software goes online without my authorization. btw, forget SpybotSD, it's a crap. if i write a fresh trojan now and put it on your machine, it won't recognize it. i would say that a firewall is a much better choice, it also protects you from worms.
one last thing i'd like to say regarding my first post here: i was pissed off, because sony just took over sonic foundry, and the very first thing they did, was the implementation of this spyware functionality.