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New update! version 3.0

  • Blocks 121 Microsoft servers engaged in user activity tracking
  • Blocks recent spying Windows Updates KB971033 and KB976932

Being a great overall system, Windows 10 includes a host of highly controversial features collecting information about the users and their activities on a Windows 10 PC and transmitting the data back to Microsoft. With no adequate warning, no concise privacy policy and, most importantly, no official way to disable the logging completely, the new Windows 10 spying features raise alarm with privacy advocates around the world.

Rolling your Windows 10 upgrade back to Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 does not solve the problem, as Microsoft is actively pushing the same tracking features to these systems via Windows Update. If you have rightful concerns about your privacy in Windows 10, you absolutely must take the matter into your own hands.

Rolling your Windows 10 upgrade back to Windows 7, 8 or 8.1 does not solve the problem, as Microsoft is actively pushing the same tracking features to these systems via Windows Update. If you have rightful concerns about your privacy in Windows 10, you absolutely must take the matter into your own hands.

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What Windows 10 Knows About You

Windows 10 collects astonishing amounts of information about its users, with Windows 7, 8 and 8.1 to follow the trend with newly published Windows Updates. The following information is collected and transmitted to Microsoft:

Windows 10 Privacy Issues Fix free download

  • Everything you type on the keyboard (effectively, Windows 10 comes with a built-in keylogger)
  • Wiretapping: Windows 10 can listen to your microphone and engage your webcam in background without you even knowing (no, this is not a hoax)
  • Logins and passwords to Web sites, social networks
  • Fragments of email messages, chats and text messages (including those you send and receive via crypto-messengers such as Telegram)
  • Your geolocation coordinates (GPS, AGPS or approximate IP-based coordinates)
  • Your complete Web browsing history
  • Your search queries
  • Wi-Fi access points and their passwords
  • List of installed applications
  • Information about your listening preferences including the names of music tracks you're listening
  • Call logs
  • Your calendar entries, events and meetings
  • Your address book
  • BitLocker escrow keys: if you encrypt your hard drive or eMMC memory with BitLocker, recovery keys are automatically uploaded to Microsoft OneDrive; Microsoft Privacy Policy allows the company disclosing those keys to government agencies by request
  • Future Windows 10 updates are rumoured to disable features if the system discovers what it considers to be 'incompatible' or 'unlicensed' software or hardware components

Privacy Protector for Windows 10

There is no easy way of completely disabling the tracking features of Windows. Even if you disable all the tracking features in the Privacy applet of the new Control Panel, Windows 10 will still keep collecting and transmitting many types of data.

To help you fix Windows 10 privacy issues, we developed an all-in-one tool. Privacy Protector for Windows 10 allows you to disable select or all tracking services found in Windows 10 and delivered to Windows 8.1, 8 and Windows 7 with updates. Privacy Protector for Windows 10 does the following things to stop Windows 10 tracking:

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  • Deletes or disables Telemetry
  • Clears and disables DiagTrack Log
  • Stops, blocks or removes over 37 tracking services, including tracking activities discovered in the following Windows services:
    1. Cortana background tracking services
    2. Media Center
    3. Customer Experience Improvement Program
    4. Power Efficiency Diagnostics
    5. Family Safety Monitor
    6. Office ClickToRun Service Monitor
    7. Application Experience
    8. Office Telemetry
    9. Disk Diagnostic
    10. Media Center
    11. Windows Search
  • Disables Keylogger, preventing Microsoft from collecting information you type on your keyboard
  • Disables Windows Defender.
  • Disables Cortana to prevent background collection and transmission of data recorded with your microphone and webcam
  • Disables Windows Update, allowing you blocking unwanted updates
  • Selectively rolls back certain Windows Updates enabling tracking features (for Windows 10, 8.1, 8, and Windows 7)
  • Disables certain Telemetry and tracking modules in Microsoft Office 2016
  • Optionally blocks Microsoft Office updates
  • Enables users to uninstall OneDrive
  • Enables disabling Bing Search
  • Enables uninstalling built-in and non-removable Metro and Universal applications, releasing RAM and effectively stopping additional tracking performed by these applications
  • Enables the ability to remove all Metro and Universal applications, effectively bringing your Windows 10 installation as close to Windows 7 as at all possible (you'll have to download the old Calculator app though)
  • Allows reinstalling Windows 7-8 Picture Viewer
  • Blocks more than 60 Microsoft IP addresses engaged in user activity tracking on host level (by modifying the hosts file)
  • Blocks IP addresses from the tracking network by creating Windows Firewall rules
  • Automatically creates a Restore Point before making changes to the system
  • Most Privacy Fixes can be reverted if required
  • Some Privacy Fixes cannot be reversed even via System Recovery