ShutUp10: enhance Windows 10 privacy with ease
As stated this product is free, has no bundled adware, and doesn't require installation. It offers three levels of automated action: "recommended", "limited recommended" and "all settings"(which includes options that are stated as not recommended, such as turning off SmartScreen filter). It is also possible to toggle the items individually. Help is integrated into the app; simply clicking any item opens a description and explanation of how turning off the item will impact the system. This is as good as it gets. The app can't prevent users from turning off everything indiscriminately and then having problems.
Here is an article that describes various privacy settings:
Windows 10 Privacy FAQ: What you want to know about your personal data in the OS | Windows 10 content from SuperSite for Windows
Last edited by Victek; 23 Oct 2015 at 15:57.
You can due all of this yourself using the hosts file, there is not a need for a third party program that may have malware. That being said, the only one I would even think about using would be the one from O&O, they are a reputable company and have been around for years. But Microsoft sat this about privacy :Privacy is a fundamental human right, says Microsoft
Regarding Microsoft's statement about privacy being a fundemental human right, they are specifically addressing what they feel are problems with current international agreements. I don't see that it has anything to do with the data mining they are implementing in Windows.
Regarding Windows 10 specifically, if someone wants to restrict the information Microsoft gathers by default they only need to educate themselves and use available tools. Forget about trusting any third party to value your privacy as much as you do.