Today is “Data Privacy Day”! Protect your privacy under Windows, for free, with O&O ShutUp10++!

Today is #DPD2023 – Data Privacy Day! The day was first initiated in 2007 by the Council of Europe and called “European Data Protection Day”. Two years later, on 26 January 2009, the United States House of Representatives also passed a House Resolution declaring that January 28 would be National “Data Privacy Day” and it is now observed in the United States, Canada, Israel and 47 European countries.

Your data privacy has always been our priority, and while Windows 10 & 11 aim to make your daily work as easy and hassle-free as possible, the privacy settings often only apply to programs that were installed after one has updated, and some old settings are simply reset to “Standard“ automatically. Windows 10 and 11 then quite freely share 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 and 11 let you manage some of the available privacy settings in a new easier to use dashboard. Unfortunately, it does not give you full control over your privacy on your very own PC. Without a deep understanding of Windows, it is very difficult to protect your privacy.

Protect your privacy in Windows 10 & 11 – Free!

O&O Software’s freeware O&O ShutUp10++ means you have full control over which comfort functions under Windows 10 and 11 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 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.

Download now and make your internet safer – 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 system settings.

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Jim Harrison has a very broad sales and account management background, having previously been employed by various international companies in both senior sales and customer service roles. He joined O&O Software in March, 2006 in a sales and localization capacity, and having quickly recognized the potential for O&O Software worldwide, he was appointed Director of Sales International in 2008. Jim and his team focus on developing long-term, strategic partnerships in order to bring the O&O brand and product range to more and more international markets. Developing primarily the European, North American and Asian markets, his aim is quite clear: to have an O&O product installed on every computer, worldwide!