Q&A O&O ShutUp10: One setting keeps getting reset automatically?

Morro

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Jul 8, 2012
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Okay, I started using O&O ShutUp10 today, and after I updated to the latest version ( Who knew, an update just after I start using it. :) ) I started the program to see if something had changed. WELL ... for some reason under the "Security" settings the "Disable Telemetry" was reset automatically some how. I had to set it to green again and restart my computer, but since then I have noticed that so far the "Disable Telemetry" was reset automatically at least 5 times now? Even once after I had reactivated the setting and had restarted my computer and did nothing for about 10 minutes on my computer ... the setting was again reset to red?

From what the program showed when I applied the recommended settings, it is possible that I would have to redo the recommended settings after a Windows update, but there has not been an update today?
 

bjm_

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May 17, 2015
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me too
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1.8.1419 – released March 9, 2021
https://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10/changelog
 

bjm_

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May 17, 2015
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How long before 'Disable telemetry' toggles red?....
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.....after calling n' closing 1.8.1419 ..#4. I deleted all cfg files...then called 1.8.1419 again and set 'Disable telemetry' green. 19042.804
I'll monitor.....
 
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TairikuOkami

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May 13, 2017
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That setting only disables 2 services and one logger, dmwappushservice is used for notifications, so it might be reset by Windows or Defender.

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By the way, I do not understand, why they even call it disable telemetry, when it does not even touch the basic telemetry setting (AllowTelemetry)? 🤔

Code:
rem Diagnostic and usage data - Select how much data you send to Microsoft / 0 - Security (Not aplicable on Home/Pro, it resets to Basic) / 1 - Basic / 2 - Enhanced (Hidden) / 3 - Full
reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\DataCollection" /v "AllowTelemetry" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
rem reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WINEVT\Channels\Microsoft-Windows-Application-Experience/Program-Telemetry" /v "Enabled" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection" /v "AllowDeviceNameInTelemetry" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection" /v "AllowTelemetry" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection" /v "DoNotShowFeedbackNotifications" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection" /v "MaxTelemetryAllowed" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
reg add "HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\DataCollection" /v "AllowTelemetry" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
 

Morro

Level 11
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Jul 8, 2012
500
That setting only disables 2 services and one logger, dmwappushservice is used for notifications, so it might be reset by Windows or Defender.

View attachment 255203

By the way, I do not understand, why they even call it disable telemetry, when it does not even touch the basic telemetry setting (AllowTelemetry)? 🤔

Code:
rem Diagnostic and usage data - Select how much data you send to Microsoft / 0 - Security (Not aplicable on Home/Pro, it resets to Basic) / 1 - Basic / 2 - Enhanced (Hidden) / 3 - Full
reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\DataCollection" /v "AllowTelemetry" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
rem reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\WINEVT\Channels\Microsoft-Windows-Application-Experience/Program-Telemetry" /v "Enabled" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection" /v "AllowDeviceNameInTelemetry" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection" /v "AllowTelemetry" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection" /v "DoNotShowFeedbackNotifications" /t REG_DWORD /d "1" /f
reg add "HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\DataCollection" /v "MaxTelemetryAllowed" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f
reg add "HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\DataCollection" /v "AllowTelemetry" /t REG_DWORD /d "0" /f

Well I can not be certain but in my case then, I would point to Windows since I do not use Defender as my AV but KSC Free. Then again I know nothing about stuff like that, hence the post here about it.

I am just glad that I am not the only one who noticed this happening, for a moment I thought I did something wrong.
 
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SecureKongo

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Feb 25, 2017
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My AdGuard for Windows after install, had the Stealth Setting off by default, so I didn't bother to turn it on. Because I use VPN.
Your VPN can encrypt your traffic and change your IP but thats about it. In the Stealth mode settings are many more things to protect your privacy. It can for example block browser API functions and also block tracking parameters in URLs. Give it a try, it will complement your VPN just fine.
 
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