HarborFront

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The article gives a short description of each

These free Windows anti-spy tools are

1) WPD
2) Blackbird
3) Win10 Spy Disabler
4) O&O ShutUp 10
5) W10Privacy
6) DisableWinTracking
7) Privacy Repairer
8) Ashampoo Antispy
9) Avira Privacy Pal
10) Debonet
11) Destroy Windows Spying

12) Spybot Anti-Beacon (NOT FREE!!)

Note :- Some of the above software phones home

 
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Since migrating to win10, I've only done things like turning off items that can be set and blocking extra communication with FW. Excessive anti-spying measures will affect Windows behavior.
It's similar to how children can grow up twisted if you don't raise them with trust.
 

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This article is being regularly updated. I would avoid tools, that were not updated at least in 2019.
12) Spybot Anti-Beacon (NOT FREE!!)
Pity, it was free last time I used it and it showed, what tweaks it did in detail, unlike most tools. I have to use Process Monitor to grab them.
I like to know, what is being changed, so I can reverse it, since backups are not always reliable. Debonet nicely shows everything necessary.
 

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This article is being regularly updated. I would avoid tools, that were not updated at least in 2019.

Pity, it was free last time I used it and it showed, what tweaks it did in detail, unlike most tools. I have to use Process Monitor to grab them.
I like to know, what is being changed, so I can reverse it, since backups are not always reliable. Debonet nicely shows everything necessary.
One more issue with Spybot Anti-Beaon it seems that it only supports up to Windows 1809 only according to its faqs

 

Stopspying

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O&O ShutUp 10 and WPD
I've mostly used these two as a combo but recently I've been drawn more to using Debotnet instead of WPD. When I first tried WPD I wasn't entirely sure whether I should change the default settings for someof the options, or not. I don't know if I was just being dumb but it didn't seem clear whether I should change them or not if I wanted more privacy and less telemetry etc. I think I got the hang of it soon afterwards though. Debotnet seems clearer to me about what changing a setting will do, much like I've found ShutUp.
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