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Best Windows 10 privacy tools

diciembre 28, 2019

Are you worried that Windows 10 may harm your privacy while using its apps and tools made available by this operating system? Don't worry, you are in the right guide! Here you will find out how to control privacy on Windows 10 and the best programs to increase privacy in one click, without having to get lost in menus and configurations.

Privacy on Windows 10

Windows 10 already offers excellent tools to control every aspect of privacy while using this operating system.Considering that (compared to Windows 7) the data and personal information collected by the operating system and shared with Microsoft have increased exponentially, having control on this information will allow you to always choose what to share with Microsoft and what you want it to remain secret.

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Manage privacy on Windows 10

To control privacy on Windows 10, all you have to do is open the menu Settings and click on the entry Privacy.

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A very large menu will open, as visible in the image posted below.

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In the sidebar you will find all the configurable items for privacy, with the possibility of also using a search bar to find a specific item. Configure all the items simple but the choices depend very much on the use you intend to make of the operating system and data I personally advise you to configure the following menus and disable the following items.

General

In the menu General disables all the items on the screen, so as to minimize the advertising tracking by Microsoft, the apps suggested within the Start menu, the tracking on the launched apps and the possibility of seeing the languages ​​installed by the websites.

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Position

In the menu Position decide which apps can access your location; if you want to completely block the localization features click on Position detection.

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Microphone

In the menu Microphone you can adjust which apps can use the microphone on the PC; I do not recommend that you completely disable this feature to avoid losing useful apps such as Skype or other video-calling apps.

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Camera

In the menu Camera the same goes for the Microphone menu; only disable apps that you do not deem necessary to access the webcam, but leave entries related to apps such as Skype or similar enabled.

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Background apps

In the Background apps menu you can decide which apps in the Start menu can start automatically together with the operating system. If you don't use this type of app you can also disable everything, so as to reduce the consumption of RAM and CPU speeding up Windows 10.

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Feedback and diagnostics

Finally go also in the menu Feedback, where you can choose to send only basic information about your system to Microsoft, so as not to provide too much personal data and disable the voice Allow Microsoft to provide more personalized experiences with relevant tips and advice using diagnostic data.

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How to improve privacy on Windows 10 – tool

In addition to the tools included in Windows 10, you can use a free program such as WPD, a tool that also allows you to control certain aspects of privacy that are not easily accessible or intentionally hidden by Microsoft to prevent the user from configuring them. WPD you can download it from the following link.

DOWNLOAD | WPD

Once downloaded and started (the portable program does not require installation) a screen similar to the one shown below will appear.

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To configure privacy on Windows 10 just open the menu Privacy among the available tools and disable the items that interest you on the screen: initially you will find all the active items (on), you can disable them individually by clicking on them and turning the item to off.

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You can also disable all Windows 10 privacy items with a single click, just click on the button Disable All at the bottom to disable all the items in the privacy section.

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To restore the operating system's default privacy settings you can use the button Default.

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