Windows 10: O&O Shutup10 - privacy freeware

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  1. Posts : 434
    trying to install win10
       18 Oct 2017 #1
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  2. Posts : 896
    Windows 10 64 bit, 1709
       19 Mar 2018 #2
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  3.    20 Mar 2018 #3

    Kol12 said: View Post
    Does anyone use this?
    Yes, it's easy to understand, very easy to use and you can export/import your own personal configuration.

    This lets you automate the settings on other devices by using the exported .CFG file as an import parameter (together with the /quiet switch so there's no visual confirmation or need for user input).

    For example, I always create a C:\Support folder for portable utilities and have the following single-line .BAT:

    Code:
    c:\support\shutup10.exe c:\support\myshutup10.cfg /quiet
    I can't see anything in ShutUp10 that can't be done personally by scripting but it's just easier to use ShutUp10.

    Hope this helps...
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  4. Posts : 3,429
    3-Win-7Prox64 2-Win10Prox64
       20 Mar 2018 #4

    Hi,
    Yes the recommended settings are pretty harmless :)
    Although it doesn't pickup setting that are already changed very well
    Drivers from win updates for example which I had changed in group policy....
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  5. Posts : 896
    Windows 10 64 bit, 1709
       20 Mar 2018 #5

    So a red switch indicates features that are turned on correct? Kind of seems back to front. It's amazing how much stuff I have turned on.

    Some people have mentioned having difficulty undoing changes by toggling the switch again or using the undo all option. Is this still a known issue or has it been addressed in newer versions? Is this part of the reason for having the system restore option - to make a restore point in case the undo feature doesn't work?
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  6.    21 Mar 2018 #6

    Kol12 said:
    So a red switch indicates features that are turned on correct? Kind of seems back to front. It's amazing how much stuff I have turned on.
    We're subconsciously conditioned to associate red with warnings... so each individual setting is set to red initially as a warning of Win 10 data leakage using MS' default settings.

    Kol12 said:
    Is this part of the reason for having the system restore option - to make a restore point in case the undo feature doesn't work?
    I wasn't aware of the issues you mentioned but I think using System Restore is both for speed and completeness... plus it's just good practice when making changes to the registry. That is, it prevents the need to save the registry and save the state of scheduled tasks separately... with the risk that one or more may be forgotten.

    Hope this helps...
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  7.    21 Mar 2018 #7

    You may find certain odd quirks arise if you apply all settings to turn things off. From seeing
    some settings are managed by your organization
    in Settings, perhaps, to suddenly finding some odd thing isn't behaving as it should.

    If you do, rather than post questions here, first try restoring settings to default and try again.

    Maybe it's been improved since I tried it way back.

    This isn't the only such tool. Personally- fear of data leaking is overdone in this instance. But then,see the news about Facebook... but that's quite different- where users deliberately put data onto servers.


    I think using System Restore is both for speed and completeness...

    No- it's to restore your system files, registry, drivers, and the state of your installed programs to how they were at the date the restore point was created. Assuming it succeeds, which is not guaranteed.
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  8.    21 Mar 2018 #8

    One thing to remember is that ShutUp10 changes the StartupType of Win 10's primary telemetry service (DiagTrack) but doesn't actually shut it down until you restart.

    I use the following AutoHotkey script to correct this:
    Code:
    ; Prompt to 'Run as Admin', i.e. show UAC dialog
    If Not A_IsAdmin
    {
       Run *RunAs "%A_ScriptFullPath%"  ; Requires v1.0.92.01+
       ExitApp
    }
    
    #SingleInstance ; Allow only one instance
    SetWorkingDir %A_ScriptDir%  ; Ensures a consistent starting directory
    RunWait, shutup10.exe %A_ScriptDir%\myshutup10.cfg /quiet ; Apply the config
    RunWait,sc stop "DiagTrack",,hide ; Whilst the StartType for the DiagnosticsTracking service is now disabled, it's still running... so stop it
    MsgBox, 64, O&O Shutup10 Automatic Immuniser, Done! All config settings have been applied.`nThe DiagTrack service has been stopped and disabled.
    ExitApp

    Hope this helps...
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  9. Posts : 896
    Windows 10 64 bit, 1709
       24 Mar 2018 #9

    dalchina said: View Post

    Personally- fear of data leaking is overdone in this instance. But then,see the news about Facebook... but that's quite different- where users deliberately put data onto servers.
    Would you like to further iterate on that? I suppose it's up to the individual to decide on what they find too invasive.

    This program does offer a lot more insight into the Win 10 privacy settings compared to the standard Windows settings. For every one single Windows privacy setting there is probably 10 types of things that are happening in the background related to that setting!
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  10.    24 Mar 2018 #10

    Its just telemetry data such as what programs you used and for how long to help them decide on the next features. Whether you decide that's invasive is up to the individual.
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