W10Privacy is created to help Windows 10 users to improve their privacy. Microsoft did say that the data collected is just meant to help the OS work better through delivery personalization. However, many people are now concerned about the data that is collected. W10Privacy is a tool that will help you to control what is shared with the servers from Microsoft. The application is lightweight, free, and helps you avoid tracking.
- Size: 2.3 MB
- License: Freeware
- Version: 22.214.171.124
- Release Date: 20-12-2020
- Operating System: Windows 10
It is very easy to download the executable file in the archive and then save it in your desired folder. Then, you launch it directly. This means the freeware program is highly portable. You can use it on many computers and you do not have to deal with the Windows system registry.
Launch the program with full administrator privileges. After you do so, you can create a new system restore point. This is highly recommended to make sure everything will go smoothly after you use the software.
There are 14 tabs in the W10Privacy freeware program and you can access many different things. Just click on a tab, look at the color coded items, and use the software to increase your privacy, as much as possible and desired.
With every single item, you have a clear checkbox to the left. This allows you to select it or deselect it. With items that have an exclamation mark, it means that they can be changed only with the use of administrator privileges.
After the desired adjustments are made, just click “Set Changed Settings”. This is when the application restarts itself and you confirm that you want to make the changes. There are settings where you have to sign out of Windows and then sign back in.