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  1.    05 Aug 2015 #1
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    DoNotSpy10 - any feedback/experience?


    Has anyone heard of or tried this:

    Download DoNotSpy10 - MajorGeeks

    It looks like it does some useful things, but there's always the chance it isn't quite as smart as it thinks it is and causes more problems than it solves.
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  2.    13 Oct 2015 #2
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    Quote Originally Posted by bbinnard View Post
    Has anyone heard of or tried this:

    Download DoNotSpy10 - MajorGeeks

    It looks like it does some useful things, but there's always the chance it isn't quite as smart as it thinks it is and causes more problems than it solves.
    Hi.
    Although I've not had personal experience with this, I will refer you to a couple of posts you might want to read before using any tool to make these kinds of changes to your system:

    Privacy and Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Solved Unsafe at any circunstance? - Windows 10 Forums
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  3.    13 Oct 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    Win10/64 Pro 1511 (and 2 Win 7/64 Ult & Pro systems)

    Hi:

    No personal experience with it, but I will echo @simrick's wariness, as per this post:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/foru.../#entry3783069

    Up to you, of course, but I would give it the swerve,

    MM
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  4.    13 Oct 2015 #4
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 RS 10586.586
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  5.    13 Oct 2015 #5
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    Posts : 27
    Windows 10

    Use O&O ShutUp10 instead.
    It is portable and clean, and disables much deeper than DoNotSpy10
    OO ShutUp10: download free antispy tool for Windows 10
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  6.    13 Oct 2015 #6
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    W10Prox64

    Quote Originally Posted by Swagger View Post
    Use O&O ShutUp10 instead.
    It is portable and clean, and disables much deeper than DoNotSpy10
    OO ShutUp10: download free antispy tool for Windows 10
    Again, I would hesitate to recommend any of these "automatic" privacy tools, as they tend to do irreparable damage to the system that is not necessarily noticed until a future time, when their "changes" have caused other Windows functions/features to fail or not install. I have had experience with users on this forum who have used O&O Shutup and I can not recommend it for that reason.

    The post I prepared below, outlines all the privacy modifications a user can safely and easily make on the system, which are all totally and completely reversible, and should satisfy almost everyone - even the tin foil hatters like myself.

    Solved Unsafe at any circunstance? - Windows 10 Forums
    Last edited by simrick; 18 Oct 2015 at 21:05.
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  7.    18 Oct 2015 #7
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 220
    Windows 10 x64

    Quote Originally Posted by Swagger View Post
    Use O&O ShutUp10 instead.
    It is portable and clean, and disables much deeper than DoNotSpy10
    OO ShutUp10: download free antispy tool for Windows 10
    I've used O&O ShutUp10 on my two systems without any problems to date. It offers to make a restore point before changing settings and all settings are easily changed back to default.
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  8.    18 Oct 2015 #8
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    dual boot win10/win7

    Quote Originally Posted by MoxieMomma View Post
    Hi:

    No personal experience with it, but I will echo @simrick's wariness, as per this post:
    http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/foru.../#entry3783069

    Up to you, of course, but I would give it the swerve,

    MM
    I had to deal with the OpenCandy PUP years ago, it was a major annoyance.
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  9.    18 Oct 2015 #9
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Nashville, TN
    Posts : 3,142
    Windows 10 Pro

    Quote Originally Posted by Victek View Post
    I've used O&O ShutUp10 on my two systems without any problems to date. It offers to make a restore point before changing settings and all settings are easily changed back to default.
    The problem is that most people who use this a) don't know what it actually does under the cover, and b) forget they ran it. so, later on they have problems with Windows 10, and then they blame the OS and come here looking for help. Since we don't know that they ran this tool, we spend a lot of effort trying to chase down the problem, which was their own doing.
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  10.    18 Oct 2015 #10
    Join Date : Aug 2015
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    dual boot win10/win7

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    The problem is that most people who use this a) don't know what it actually does under the cover, and b) forget they ran it. so, later on they have problems with Windows 10, and then they blame the OS and come here looking for help. Since we don't know that they ran this tool, we spend a lot of effort trying to chase down the problem, which was their own doing.
    The problem is, people are running it for a perceived reason. Justified or not, that perception is there.
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