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How to increase privacy in Windows 10.

Hello! Without a doubt the time of use of electronic devices has increased lately. Indeed, with the limitations imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, people are turning to cell phones and computers. For this reason, it is necessary to protect some sensitive aspects, such as privacy. It is well known that Microsoft is known to have a very aggressive policy in this regard. They have even been accused many times of supposedly accessing users’ private data. So it is necessary to be able to control these aspects in the system. For this, Windows itself provides methods to access the security settings. However, sometimes it is not easy to access. So today we will use an app that allows to easily control the privacy in the system. We are talking about Privatezilla, an app that allows you to increase privacy in Windows 10.

Privatezilla, a great option to improve privacy in Windows 10.

Privatezilla is a free, open source tool, formerly known as Spydish. These two elements make it very attractive to the average user. But it is also an executable app. That is to say, it does not need installation. Additionally, all its options can be managed from a single window. Well, the first thing you have to do is download it from this link. As mentioned, it is not necessary to install the tool. Just unzip the file and run the executable file. Next, the app window will be displayed showing the privacy aspects of Windows.

Initial window of Privatezilla showing privacy aspects of Windows 10
Initial window of Privatezilla showing privacy aspects of Windows 10

In effect, the wizard displays elements of the system’s privacy. Some of them are: telemetry, Wi-Fi Sense, the biometrics of Windows Hello, curtain and much more. The user can examine each of these key aspects of Windows privacy and security. Now, you can and select each item one by one. In addition, the tool displays detailed explanation about the selected item. Then, the user can activate or deactivate each item individually. However, the smartest option is to click on Analyze. Then the app will show the current privacy status of the system. You can make the changes you consider relevant.

Analyzing the system to increase privacy
Analyzing the system to increase privacy

The program also has other interesting features. Such as a very useful Bloatware remover. In addition, it allows you to manage the permissions of the apps. Finally, it is possible to control security aspects, Edge, Updates and Cortana. In short, a very complete software that stands out for its simplicity of use.


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Ultimately we have seen how to increase privacy in Windows 10. But privacy and security are key elements for the user. Very well, this is all for the moment. Before retiring, I invite you to see our post about How to enable and disable startup applications in Windows 10. So long!

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