A small number of computer and smartphone users are concerned about their privacy and want to better protect their privacy by stopping operating systems and applications from collecting and sending data.
PC users who were on Windows 7 or Windows 8 never required to change default privacy settings as Microsoft was hardly collecting any data from these versions of Windows. Users were only concerned about third-party programs and web services.
Privacy in Windows 10
With Windows 10, a lot of things have changed. With default settings, the operating system collects a lot of data and sends back to Microsoft servers. While the Windows 10 setup allows users configure the default privacy settings, and one can also change these privacy settings even after installing Windows 10, Windows enthusiasts and developers have been releasing free tools to completely stop Windows 10 from collecting your privacy data.
In the past, we reviewed a tool called DoNotSpy 10 to stop Windows 10 from spying on you. This time around, we would like to share another excellent piece of software to enhance security and privacy while using Windows 10.
O&O ShutUp10 for Windows 10
O&O ShutUp10 is a free software designed to improve your security and privacy by turning off a number of features, services, and other settings. The tool allows you enhance your Windows 10 PC’s security by disabling password reveal button, user steps recorder, telemetry, and WiFi Sense.
You can better protect your privacy by stopping apps from accessing your account information, preventing the OS from sharing your handwriting data, disabling camera on the logon screen and disabling transmission of typing information.
The tool also allows you disable Windows Update via peer-to-peer, automatic Windows Updates, and Windows Update for other software products.
The O&O ShutUp10 tool offers over 50 settings to tame your Windows 10 operating system.
To help novice users better understand each and every option, the O&O ShutUp10 offers detailed description for each setting. Simply click on a setting to know how disabling the current function enhances your privacy in Windows 10.
The tool also allows you apply all recommend settings or apply all recommended and limited recommended settings, which is helpful if you are not sure what all to disable.
Likewise, the tool also allows you quickly create a system restore point before applying all settings. There is also an option to restore to defaults by undoing all changes made through the software.
Overall, a fantastic piece of software to configure default privacy and security settings of Windows 10, especially if you’re are worried about your privacy.
O&O ShutUp10 is a standalone software, meaning you can run the software without installing it. The software works great on both 32-bit and 64-bit Windows 10.
Visit the following link to download the latest version of O&O ShutUp10.