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 Remove Windows 10 Spying Features 
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Post Remove Windows 10 Spying Features
Windows 10 did bring many of the features users expected of, but now Windows comes with tracking included and this looks so sad and insecure for personal data.

"Remove Windows 10 Spying Features" is a simple tweaker application that aims to solve this problem fast and clear.

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Key features of the app:
- Delete "Diagnostics Tracking", "WAP Push Message" Services and Keylogger feature
- Disable domains for feedback
- Ban user specified unwanted domains
- Disable Unwanted scheduled tasks
- Remove unwanted Windows 10 Metro apps
- Disable AdvertisingID
- Disable websites to access your language list
- Disable speech, inking and typing knowing (disable Cortana)
- Disable web search in the search box
- Can add your own lines into the "hosts" file during the process
- Creates Restore Point to support rollback
- Free system resources like memory and CPU time; this makes notebooks to run a little more time on the battery power
- It's multilanguage: English, Chinese, German, Russian
- Language autoselection on the app startup
- Small size, less than 400Kb
- It's 100% free, without ads and hidden activity

More precisely, you can remove XBOX, Solitaires, OneDrive, Mail, Calendar, People or Builder 3D, as well as various media tools (namely News, Weather or Sports).

All in all, "Remove Windows 10 Spying Features" can be used by all those who are worried about their privacy when using Windows 10. This app is very simple and can be used by beginner users as they simply need to press a button to disable the tracking.


QA:
- How do I add my own lines for hosts file?
- create ANSI encoded file uwnd.txt in the application folder and check the "Ban unwanted domains" option.

- Do I need to reboot after the process?
- If you selected "Delete ... Services" you need to reboot.

- Do you provide support for this app? Where can I ask for help or leave a comment?
- No official support for this app, but you can ask any help and comment on the WinToFlash Project forum https://WinToFlash.com/forum/

- Can I do this manually?
- Sure, visit this page for manual: http://wintoflash.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=42296&p=48250

- Do you have a PAD file?
- Yes, http://wintoflash.com/download/PAD/w10as-main.xml

- Is it safe to run? Maybe, there is a virus/malware in it.
- No there is no any of them. Check out VirusTotal page https://www.virustotal.com/en/file/c94937420f9333a9b6e63064ae52e20bf70968e342425f3542fa6be6aee6b2d6/analysis/1439210468/


Change log:
[1.0.0000] 08/06/2015
- Initial release

[1.1.0000] 08/08/2015
- added "create system restore point" feature
- added function to erase AutoLogger-Diagtrack-Listener.etl file and protect it from changes
- fixed some interface issues
- fixed small bugs
- fixes to support correct Skype work
- app is getting smaller (now it's ~360Kb)

[1.2.0000] 08/10/2015
- multilanguage support added
- added Russian, Chinese, German translations
- added new features: Don't let anyone to use AdvertisingID, Don't let websites to access my language list, Disable speech, inking and typing knowing, Disable web search in the search box


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Download from instalki.pl: http://www.instalki.pl/programy/downloa ... pying.html
Download from Softpedia: http://www.softpedia.com/get/Tweak/Syst ... ures.shtml





08 Aug 2015, 15:31
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Post Re: Remove Windows 10 Spying Features
Hello from Russia!

Can you please add command line parameters to this app? this will be VERY useful for IT guys, not only users you targeting this app to.

thanks!


10 Aug 2015, 14:01
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This is really great, I appreciate you taking care and updating.

Maybe you should think of a watcher - we never know when some windows update restores some of the stuff back. Also for this reason a check could be done in this app to determine current state of things.

I also don't understand how System restore point is a spying feature. Isn't it meant to make system restore to a bootable state when it becomes broken?

One last thing, a moderately advanced user uses hosts for his own agenda, could you just grep for the hostnames and append lines that are missing there?


13 Aug 2015, 21:31
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This worked like a charm , although I manually had disabled some of those "features" , it removed them completely. Fine by me !


17 Aug 2015, 18:32
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What licence type of this app? Can I see the source code?


26 Aug 2015, 17:07
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ZedEX64 wrote:
Hello from Russia!

Can you please add command line parameters to this app? this will be VERY useful for IT guys, not only users you targeting this app to.

thanks!


30 Aug 2015, 08:21
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+1 for command line!


31 Aug 2015, 21:11
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127.0.0.1 settings-win.data.microsoft.com


06 Sep 2015, 02:54
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Can I undo these changes w/o restore point? It wasn't created because service was off. Now my W10 update center can't connect to internet. I'm not sure is this a consequense of antispy but have no other ideas.


13 Sep 2015, 23:13
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Will this be updated to support Win10 Anniversary 1607 version, or is it not neccessary ??


04 Aug 2016, 08:53
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