Need a Windows 10 Privacy Wizard - If there is such a thing!

  1. Compumind's Avatar
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    Windows 7 Pro, 10 Pro, Various Linux Builds, Internet Security
       19 Apr 2018 #1

    Need a Windows 10 Privacy Wizard - If there is such a thing!

    Hi all -

    Upon initial install...

    I would like to know if there is a program that can secure my Windows 10 systems by turning off most telemetry back to Microsoft. Seems that everywhere I look in this OS, there are nested privacy settings that I have to turn off manually.

    Of course, the program would have to tell me what it is doing and have the ability to revert a setting or settings back.


    Compumind :)
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  2.    19 Apr 2018 #2

    I have used O&O ShutUp 10. It gives you control which features to turn on and off.
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  3. Access Denied's Avatar
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       20 Apr 2018 #3

    I tried a couple and use Spybot Anti-Beacon:

    Spybot Anti-Beacon for Windows

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  4. f14tomcat's Avatar
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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       20 Apr 2018 #4

    Winaero Tweaker has options for turning off/modifying telemetry sent to MS, with examples and instructions for going deeper.

    Winaero Tweaker

    How it works:
    How to disable Telemetry and Data Collection in Windows 10

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  5.    20 Apr 2018 #5

    Honestly, I think the whole privacy issue is blown out of proportion!

    Here's a striking analogy to consider:

    "Google is spying on all the text's I send to the woman I'm committing adultery with!!!"

    Who's committing the greater sin here?
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  6. essenbe's Avatar
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       20 Apr 2018 #6

    @Edwin, I'm really sorry you find yourself in that position. Maybe switch to Apple and let Apple read them instead.
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  7. Compumind's Avatar
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       20 Apr 2018 #7

    Some good ideas here. I'll give O&O ShutUp 10 a shot.

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