Protecting your personal data: Windows Privacy Tweaker is all you need

jayar.decenella@gmail.com' By: Jay Decenella
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While the Internet has provided the ability to reach various parts of the world, it has also opened the doors to our private lives. Most of the time, the Internet collects and stores our personal data even without our consent. Thanks to Windows Privacy Tweaker, you can adjust your Windows privacy settings by modifying the auto-running components and disabling certain Registry entries.

Available for users of Windows Vista and later, the privacy tool works to enable or disable various functions of Microsoft’s operating system. Windows Privacy Tweaker has an intuitive and efficient user interface. Also, the tool does not require installation at all. Keep in mind, though, that you must first create a system restore point to back up your important files before performing the system modifications. Otherwise, the system changes might disable or remove some programs in your PC.

The tool lets you adjust settings by simply clicking the enable or disable buttons. To achieve the level of privacy and security you desire, simply uncheck all the unsafe red fields to the safe green fields. Although the applications is compatible with Windows versions no older than Vista, it is optimized for Windows 10.

Windows Privacy Tweaker displays three tabs upon launch that store the necessary information targeting the Windows services, scheduled OS tasks, and registry items. You can apply batch modifications to all entries in the tabs by clicking the “Uncheck all” or “Check all” buttons.

Each tab includes the default Windows components that may intrude your privacy. The entries include Xbox data synchronization services, customer experience improvement program dependencies, Cortana-related settings, data collection, sensor service options, and other telemetry or biometric registry entries.

Windows Privacy Tweaker also controls how applications access location, camera, tools, or devices. It can also disable Microsoft ads and block Bing searches.

However, the application is limited to the modification of privacy options. That means you cannot use it to root out registry exploits from third party applications or fix malware issues. If you find the tool useful, you can download it from Phrozen Software.

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