How to stop Windows 10 from spying on you

Windows 10

Windows 10 has meant the return of some of the most important qualities of this operating system. The start menu or excellent performance are some of them, apart from what is the wise combination between the best of Windows 7 and Windows 8 in the same edition.

But this arrival has also had its great stir in relation to that free period in which a user with a genuine copy of Windows 7 or Windows 8 can access the acquisition of Windows 10. As they say, something free is never given for nothing, and what Windows 10 offers is in exchange for knowing the habits and uses of the user when it relates to your PC when you have Windows 10 as the operating system installed. This implies the privacy of the user.

Nor is it that Microsoft is hiding, but that in the EULA makes it very clear that at some point it can know everything you do with your computer under Windows 10, so the user is already warned in advance.

And for those, who are many, surely that a tool like DoNotSpy10 is essential to use to get rid of all those features that track user activity, including web searches.

DoNotSpy10 saves us having to go through the registry editor, commands at prompt and other access to enable or disable features. We could do them manually, but not all of us like having to be writing complicated commands and entering the registry editor to touch values.

Below you will find each of the options to deactivate with the description so that it is well known that it is canceled.



What you can disable with DoNotSpy10

  • Defer Windows Upgrades: postpone updates until the next update period
  • Disable Access to Language List- Prevents Windows from sharing information about your language list
  • Disable and Reset Advertising ID: stop and reset your advertising ID
  • Disable and Reset Cortana: disable Cortana and reset your Cortana ID
  • Disable App Access to Account Info: prevents apps from accessing your account info (name, image, etc)
  • Disable App Access to Calendar: prevent apps from accessing the calendar
  • Disable app access to camera: prevent apps from taking access to your camera
  • Disable app access to location info: apps do not receive location information and location history
  • Disable App Access to Messages: prevents apps from reading or sending messages (text or SMS)
  • Disable app access to microphone: prevent apps from taking control of the microphone
  • Disable App Access to Radios: prevents apps from using radios like Bluetooth to receive and send data
  • Disable App Notifications: turn off all app notifications
  • Disable Application Telemetry- Telemetry Engine application tracks anonymous usage of specific Window System components by applications
  • Disable Automatic Driver Update: prevent Windows from automatically updating your drivers
  • Disable Automatic Windows Updates- Turn off automatic Windows Update updates (Pro and Enterprise editions only)
  • Disable biometrics- Make sure not to use biometrics to login if you enable this option
  • Disable enabling Lock Screen Camera: this setting prevents your camera from being active on the lock screen
  • Disable Getting to know me: This setting prevents Windows and Cortana from knowing how you speak, type, and type. Typically collects contacts, calendar events, handwriting, voice, and typing history
  • Disable Handwriting Data Sharing: prevents the personalization data in writing from being shared
  • Disable Inventory Collector- Send information that has to do with applications, files, devices and drivers to Microsoft
  • Disable Location: disables features that have to do with location
  • Disable OneDrive: turn off OneDrive
  • Disable Password Reveal Button: disable the button that reveals the password
  • Disable sending write information: Prevents Windows from sending information about how you type to Microsoft
  • Disable Sensors: disable sensor features
  • Disable SmartScreen Filter for URLs: prevents the SmartScreen filter from checking URLs
  • Disable Steps Recorder- Keeps a record of the steps taken by the user including sensitive information such as keyboard input. Data type used for error reporting
  • Disable Sync With Devices: Prevents apps from sharing and syncing information with wireless devices that are not paired with your PC.
  • DisableTelemetry: is responsible for collecting data usage and diagnostics to send it to Microsoft
  • Disable Web Search: prevents Windows Search from searching the internet
  • Disable Wi-Fi Sense: disable Wifi Sense
  • Disable Windows Defender- If you use another anti-spyware solution, disable Windows Defender to save resources
  • Disable Windows Feedback Requests: prevent Windows from asking for your feedback
  • Disable Windows Media DRM Internet Access- Prevents Windows Media DRM from accessing the internet
  • Disable Windows Update for other Products- Prevents Windows Update from offering updates for other Microsoft products
  • Disable Windows Update Sharing: Prevents Windows from sharing your Windows Update on the Internet.

All these deactivations can be marked from the free tool, so you can select all or the ones that suit you best. By default a good sum of them appear activated so you can ensure that Windows 10 does not threaten your privacy so much.

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  1.   Blur said

    All this can be disabled in the Windows 10 "Privacy" options.

    A program is not necessary and apparently there are several who say that they will block the spy mode of Windows 10, even some say that they will modify the Windows updates (?) so that they can work better, without forgetting that some of these programs modify Windows Defender according to their own author so that it does not recognize it as a Trojan (?).

    Better put a tutorial where these options are instead of something of such dubious function.

  2.   Blur said

    So will that disable Telemetry from all programs? Great goodbye antivirus reports, browsers, games and other things that reveal the system I use and its configuration. Great App Thank you. (Then they complain that Windows gives an Error and they do not repair it in time, if they are not able to share information to solve problems, do not wait for solutions to system errors and immediate technical assistance) Thank you.

    1.    Manuel Ramirez said

      There are hundreds of websites that cry out to the heavens for the invasion of privacy that Windows 10 is producing in users. Something that we were not used to and more to what Microsoft itself has left well said.

      Normal that users leave wanting to close the doors and thus protect more privacy so that later Microsoft does not sell that information to third parties, which is what it is about.

      And please, before saying that Windows gives an error, you should read each option that it deactivates, since most of it is related to privacy.

      This is what it is about privacy, not if Microsoft collects information to solve problems or provide solutions to errors, that's what sending errors was for, not that you have a keylogger that collects everything you type from the keyboard, You have to go through 16 pages to change the privacy options or at the end you have to install a tool to close the doors for all types of data sending.

  3.   Alexis said

    When I click on "download doNotSpy10" OpenDNS blocks it and says: "This domain is blocked due to a phishing threat. ", That is" This domain is blocked due to a phishing threat. "And identifies it as" ". I mean, it's better to let it go

    1.    Manuel Ramirez said

      Alexis is not a Trojan. This tool comes from Redmond Pie, a reputable blog, and there is still the article!

  4.   Ricardo Gordillo Carbajal placeholder image said

    It would be good if it also did the same in Google services and products, or already lost with Apple. Realize man, once you go online you completely lose your privacy. Any electronic device that has Internet service will send personal data, even in incognito mode.

    1.    Manuel Ramirez said

      The problem with Windows is that they have changed from what was personal to what it is now. Android phones have always been like this, but a Windows computer has gone from being personal to now having several services that take care of all the information they want. Here's the thing.

      The only thing they are going to achieve is that for professional things people use Windows 10 and for private or personal things (everyone has the right to their privacy), Linux is the answer for it.

  5.   Blur said

    He talks to me about deactivating Telemetry and one of his functions is to deliver the Windows error report and he tells me that I don't know what I am talking about? It will not be the opposite? And if it refers to the Location that is deactivated in privacy.

    The things that accumulate information in Windows 10 are:

    Cortana (it would be silly to disable cortana if her function is to deliver content and handle content according to its user and this in turn is used to improve her functions)

    Edge (this stores a cache of data whether you use it or not and shares information with cortana) (this cache can be cleared with Ccleaner)

    Windows applications (its main function is to offer us something or how do you want me to offer you something if you don't want to tell them you like it? I think this applies to Cortana the same)

    Another is spell checking (its name says it all, it can still be disabled in Privacy)
    And the rest is Windows bug reports (you know what I think of this)

    As I read in a Facebook group some time ago "do you really believe that Microsoft would risk receiving lawsuits for theft of private information from upper class people or from a company by mishandling their information? Another thing is that someone Does a government force Microsoft to disclose that information because of some wrongdoing of that person and how does any transparent company that takes care of its work believe that it would risk being sued for a cover-up? I think that one's data cannot be safer if it were not because one believes that everything is persecution of oneself and that they only want to know what we do "

    And that aside from the little discussion, I really think your page is quite interesting and useful.
    (Don't let a madman like me give you a headache, these are just comments)