O&O ShutUp10 is a small free antispy tool for Windows 10 to protect privacy. That 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. In this way, you can deactivate selected unwanted functions.
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.
Decide for yourself how important your “comfort” is when weighed up with your privacy and how to protect it. O&O ShutUp10 is entirely free and does not have to be installed – it can be simply run directly and immediately on your PC.
And O&O ShutUp10 will not install or download retrospectively unwanted or unnecessary software, like so many other programs do these days!
O&O ShutUp10 Features:
- Adapt your security settings
- Protect your privacy
- Control location services
- Control Windows Updates
- Do not pass on your user data and diagnostics
Windows 10 wants to give users the easiest possible daily experience and in doing so very rarely forces you to actually read and confirm a security notice. Unfortunately, this simplified approach from Microsoft means much more data is passed onto them than many users would like.
Microsoft uses most data to display personalized information to you that is aimed at making your computer life easier. As an example, Windows 10 can remind you to set off to the airport 30 minutes earlier due to traffic en route. In order to deliver this information to you, however, Windows 10 has to access your calendar entries, mails (i.e. the airline confirmation email), location and it has to have access to the internet to get traffic news.
Some services protocol your entire keyboard entries, share your WLAN access data with your Facebook contacts. Also they can connect your PC without asking permission to a public 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.
Changes in O&O ShutUp10 1.6.1403.0 (September 10, 2019):
- NEW: Chinese (simplified) language integrated
- NEW: Search field in task bar can be deactivated (from Windows 10 1903)
- FIX: Deactivating the Bing search is only recommended reservedly, as there are currently problems with Windows search under Windows 10 1903
- FIX: The wording in the English version was changed from passive to active to make it clearer
- Available in English, German, French, Italian, Spanish, Russian and Chinese (simplified)
Homepage – https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10
O&O ShutUp10 supports: Microsoft Windows 10.
Size: 1.18 MB