Jump to content
CCleaner Community Forums
Sign in to follow this  
razz

Program to simplify privacy settings in Windows 10

Recommended Posts

You are likely familiar with Kim Komando (or at least heard of her).  One of the recommended programs on her website is "O&O ShutUp10".  Some may find it handy.

 

Partial quote as per article on  http://www.komando.com/downloads/332689/easily-control-privacy-settings-on-windows-10

 

Microsoft doesn't make it easy for you to tinker with your privacy settings after your initial installation.

Fortunately, there is a solution. O&O ShutUp10 puts all of your privacy settings onto one screen.

Those settings are currently scattered over many pages.

 

post-22722-0-20791100-1492135294_thumb.png

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

don't sweat it, my shoulders are broad enough. :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Most of the things you can turn off yourself anyway.

 

I don't use those type of programs I'm afraid.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I turned off all the Win10 spy-crap on my mother's Win10 laptop using the built in tools and it takes awhile to do it.

 

The most interesting thing when turning all that spyware crap off is when running CCleaner, it will no longer re-find a bunch of web-related junk to cleanup with the spyware off. Whereas if you turn all the spyware back on, run CCleaner to clean the junk, and then click Analyze again all the crap is put right back on the computer like you never ran CCleaner - you can do this over and over and over again and you won't win the fight. So in that sense you can see that turning it off is actually doing something, although Microsoft won't let you turn everything off as there's supposedly some undocumented spying they're doing.

 

There's an ex-Microsoft employee that has a YouTube channel talking about the spyware in Win10:

https://www.youtube.com/user/barnacules1/videos

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

don't sweat it, my shoulders are broad enough. :)

 

:)

 

Most of the things you can turn off yourself anyway.

 

This just simplifies the task so that you don't have to run all over Windows 10 to find it.   :)

 

There's an ex-Microsoft employee that has a YouTube channel talking about the spyware in Win10:

https://www.youtube.com/user/barnacules1/videos

 

Very interesting.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Something I noticed yesterday;

 

Even though I had turned off access to the laptops webcam and microphone in the Win 10 privacy settings, Microsoft seem to think that this shouldn't apply to their own software.

 

I noticed when I looked at Silverlight (for a different reason) that it was still using the camera and mic. even though I had turned them off in the settings.

 

Simple solution to that one, go into the device manager and disable them.

https://www.itsupportguides.com/knowledge-base/windows-10/windows-10-how-to-completely-disable-your-webcam-camera/

(Of course don't do that if you use Skype or similar that needs them).

 

It makes you wonder just what other privacy settings MS don't think should apply to them or their software?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It makes you wonder just what other privacy settings MS don't think should apply to them or their software?

 

It sure does make you wonder!   :blink:

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...