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10 ways to stop Windows 7/8/8.1/10 spying on you - Britec - 11-06-2015

10 Ways To Stop Windows Spying On You


Have you been waiting to install Windows 10? Well hold your horses, it’s not all good news. Microsoft have made some privacy changes that you may not agree with. First off, the new operating system has been design to collect your personal data and track your usage, then send all this information back to Microsoft by default. Now you may be saying to yourself, that’s no big deal and if you feel that way then welcome to Windows 10. Millions have upgraded to Windows 10 and are very happy. It’s the tech community who know more about these privacy settings and are shocked at what’s being collected and shared. It’s not as simple as opting out of it either, you have to jump through a lot of hoops to get it all disabled. There is a number of programs that can do this for you. I have added them to my forum for you guys.

Download what flavor you want

Destroy Windows 10 Spying
Disable Win Tracking
DoNotSpy 10    (Warning: The program ships with Open Candy adware)
Windows 10 Privacy and S**t
Windows 10 Privacy Fixer
W10 Privacy
O&O Shut Up 10
Spybot Anti-Beacon
Ashampoo AntiSpy
Windows Privacy Tweaker

Hope helps you guys out.





If you want to block these domains, you can do so by adding them manually in your hosts file.  
Here is a list domains that send anonymous information back to Microsoft: 

vortex.data.microsoft.com 
vortex-win.data.microsoft.com 
telecommand.telemetry.microsoft.com 
telecommand.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net 
oca.telemetry.microsoft.com 
oca.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net 
sqm.telemetry.microsoft.com 
sqm.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net 
watson.telemetry.microsoft.com 
watson.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net 
redir.metaservices.microsoft.com 
choice.microsoft.com 
choice.microsoft.com.nsatc.net 
df.telemetry.microsoft.com 
reports.wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com 
wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com 
services.wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com 
sqm.df.telemetry.microsoft.com 
telemetry.microsoft.com 
watson.ppe.telemetry.microsoft.com 
telemetry.appex.bing.net 
telemetry.urs.microsoft.com 
telemetry.appex.bing.net:443 
settings-sandbox.data.microsoft.com 
vortex-sandbox.data.microsoft.com 
survey.watson.microsoft.com 
watson.live.com 
watson.microsoft.com 
statsfe2.ws.microsoft.com 
corpext.msitadfs.glbdns2.microsoft.com 
compatexchange.cloudapp.net 
cs1.wpc.v0cdn.net a-0001.a-msedge.net 
statsfe2.update.microsoft.com.akadns.net 
sls.update.microsoft.com.akadns.net 
fe2.update.microsoft.com.akadns.net 
diagnostics.support.microsoft.com 
corp.sts.microsoft.com 
statsfe1.ws.microsoft.com 
pre.footprintpredict.com 
i1.services.social.microsoft.com 
i1.services.social.microsoft.com.nsatc.net 
feedback.windows.com 
feedback.microsoft-hohm.com 
feedback.search.microsoft.com 
rad.msn.com preview.msn.com 
ad.doubleclick.net ads.msn.com 
ads1.msads.net ads1.msn.com 
a.ads1.msn.com a.ads2.msn.com 
adnexus.net adnxs.com 
az361816.vo.msecnd.net 
az512334.vo.msecnd.net 


RE: 10 ways to stop Windows 7/8/8.1/10 spying on you - EAPTCB - 11-06-2015

Nice list Brian.


RE: 10 ways to stop Windows 7/8/8.1/10 spying on you - Britec - 11-06-2015

Just added a video Smile


RE: 10 ways to stop Windows 7/8/8.1/10 spying on you - Timster - 11-06-2015

One stop shop! Nice Work!


RE: 10 ways to stop Windows 7/8/8.1/10 spying on you - Peter_Dk - 05-20-2016

Spybot Anti-Beacon i can say works great with out any maleware/spyware problemes Wink you just have to run it when windows update to check up if they blocks still in place


RE: 10 ways to stop Windows 7/8/8.1/10 spying on you - Humble Servant - 06-11-2016

Hello fellow geeks,

I was curious about the windows updates with these programs and the list of domains.

By running these program/ editing host files, does it block windows updates? If so, if I were to stop Anti-Beacon and/or restore the Host file to default and update the computer for critical updates, and then start the program again and edit the host files does it open me up for potential data collection even for a brief period of time?

The reason I ask is because there are critical updates that are necessary to have.


RE: 10 ways to stop Windows 7/8/8.1/10 spying on you - Compton - 06-11-2016

even if you mange to stop windows 10 from spying when you install updates Microsoft will set everything back to default


RE: 10 ways to stop Windows 7/8/8.1/10 spying on you - Humble Servant - 06-16-2016

(06-11-2016, 10:40 PM)Compton Wrote:  even if you mange to stop windows 10 from spying when you install updates Microsoft will set everything back to default

But by enabling the program with the exported settings you saved it would just be set to what you had before right?

Do these programs block windows updates to begin with?


RE: 10 ways to stop Windows 7/8/8.1/10 spying on you - Compton - 06-16-2016

I am bit lost on the fist question
but I am guessing what you are saying if you set a preset in a program if you install updates all you would have to do is to
just go back to that preset setting?

some of them do block updates


RE: 10 ways to stop Windows 7/8/8.1/10 spying on you - Humble Servant - 06-23-2016

Yes, that is what I want to do. I started to use W10 Privacy which is more comprehensive. I like this program very much. I will try this method for the windows update.

Thanks again...
God Bless...