NEW: O&O ShutUp10 Version 1.4.1385 - Microsoft Edge: Disable Tracking in web, SmartScreen Filter and more!
Windows 10 aims to make your daily work as easy and hassle-free as possible. This enhanced comfort is to be taken with a pinch of salt though: Windows 10 quite freely shares your personal data with Microsoft and certain apps. Some services protocol your entire keyboard entries, share your WLAN access data with your Facebook contacts or connect your computer without asking permission to a public – and potentially unprotected – network. While this means that you and your contacts do not have to grapple with complicated WLAN passwords, it also poses a significant security risk.
Windows 10 lets you deactivate most of the privacy endangering features manually, but not all in one place, and not especially easy to find.
Protect your privacy in Windows 10 – Free!
O&O Software’s freeware O&O ShutUp10 means you have full control over which comfort functions under Windows 10 you wish to use, and you decide when the passing on of your data goes too far. Using a very simple interface, you decide how Windows 10 should respect your privacy by making recommendations and giving tips for which unwanted functions should be deactivated. And should you change your mind later on, e.g. giving the personal assistant Cortana a try, all changes can be reverted with a single click.
New in Version 1.4.1385
New Category “Microsoft Edge”:
- Disable websites saving protected media licenses on my device
- Disable SmartScreen Filter
- Disable Flip Aheadn
- Disable Tracking in web
- Disable suggestions for searches and websites
- Do not optimize web search results on the task bar for vocal output
- Don’t show last user on the lock screen
- Fade-out ID of the logged-in user on the lock screen
Downgrading the following settings to “critical” because some users had problems logging into Windows when the setting was enabled:
Download now – no install, no crapware
Download O&O ShutUp10 free from our Website. O&O ShutUp10 is entirely free (freeware) and does not have to be installed – it can be simply run directly and immediately on your PC (portable). And it will not install or download retrospectively unwanted or unnecessary software, like so many other programs do these days!
Decide for yourself how important your “comfort” is when weighed up with your privacy and how to protect it. O&O ShutUp10 presents you with all important settings in one location – you need no previous IT knowledge and there is no need to manually change the Windows 10 system settings.