How you protect your privacy on Win 10?

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by intelarmamd, Sep 22, 2015.

  1. intelarmamd

    intelarmamd MDL Junior Member

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    Since there has not yet been developed a single simple method, software etc. to completely block telemetry and spying in Win 10 I would like to know how you protect your privacy. It would also be helpful to everyone in the MDL community. I am hopeful that soon the MDL community would be able to develop some software or method with which everyone would be able to easily protect their privacy. :g:
     
  2. PaulDesmond

    PaulDesmond MDL Magnet

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    the day MS realizes the worldwide reaction on spying (if any??) they will issue measures to avoid it because the shareholders tell them what to do. If they get funded by elites who have control above MS's action, nobody gets out of that machinery except not using their services. Time will tell ...
     
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  3. MS_User

    MS_User MDL Guru

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    u will be waiting a long time:rolleyes:
     
  4. mrbbq

    mrbbq MDL Member

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    The methods are called Windows Firewall Control and Peerblock, with appropriate rules in both. Nothing leaving, nothing coming in. Job done.
     
  5. David34

    David34 MDL Member

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    I have used MSMG to remove crap from an offline image then installed it activated it turned off the Internet used Install_wim_tweak to remove another tens of packages in the end 1450 packages left. Then I used script called Debloat-Windows 10 found it on github to disable updates and set some privacy and further add some adresses to host file. Last thing I did was to go through task scheduler end disable remove things from there.
    Even I did a lot you can't fully block windows sending data out because of even settings app send data. I'm not so paranoid about few bytes being sent out but that's all
     
  6. intelarmamd

    intelarmamd MDL Junior Member

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    I wonder if customized versions of Win 10 could be developed, just like cyanogenmod did to Google's Android developing custom roms. I think this approach could be a potential solution.
     
  7. intelarmamd

    intelarmamd MDL Junior Member

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    But isn't this too difficult and time consuming for the average user. Could you throw some light how you do this?
     
  8. intelarmamd

    intelarmamd MDL Junior Member

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    It could help a lot of people if you create and upload an iso if possible. :)
     
  9. ancestor(v)

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    This discussion really isn't new... my question: when you're afraid of spying, why bother with Windows 10 in the first place? You can avoid Win 10 telemetry/spying but not installing it. I'd suggest another (telemetry free, have a look at the updates!) windows version... or give Linux a try ;) And if it has to look like Windows 10, you can customize said windows versions, Linux etc.
     
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  10. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Because old habits are strong enough so it's hard to rid of them. :tea:
    Just like caffeine lol
     
  11. cbutters

    cbutters MDL Junior Member

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    unplug network / disable wifi

    Your only option.
     
  12. Vieyelt

    Vieyelt MDL Junior Member

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    #12 Vieyelt, Sep 23, 2015
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    easy with a good & reliable firewall, in my case by Outpost firewall v9.2. All outgoing Svchost process should be blocked by default (with passive rule not active) except DNS rule for your private ip router in order to take your ISP, nothing more or less, that is all!! ps: you have blocked everything even the windows update. To know what processes are established out in Internet --> cmd+Ad netstat -B or any sniffer tool traffic. ps1: My OS is Win10 Ltsb n edition.
     
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  13. sansini

    sansini MDL Novice

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    That is essentially the answer. People are spending a ridiculous amount of time trying to block all the telemetry with firewall rules and custom process tweaks. If you spent all that time on trying to find an acceptable replacement and getting it to work you would be sorted!
     
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  14. intelarmamd

    intelarmamd MDL Junior Member

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    There are a lot of things you can't do with Linux; you need Windows for that. True, for the time being we can use Win 7 but eventually we would have to move to Win 10. It's better to find out ways and methods, try to create some softwares from now than to do nothing until Win 7's life comes to its end and we find ourselves unprepared to use Win 10 without its telemetry and spying features. MDL members who are trying to use Win 10 without its telemetry and spying features and finding out ways to disable/bypass this crap creating tweaks etc. are heroes. They are doing the hard work and this will benefit the general users in the future. I am very hopeful that eventually they would be able to make it possible to easily use Win 10 without the telemetry and spying.:g:
     
  15. Garbellano

    Garbellano MDL Addicted

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    by not using it.
    Or, running virtually, which m$ knows about it.
     
  16. coromonadalix

    coromonadalix MDL Senior Member

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    well... it is fine on paper, but each time win10 is updating itself or you update it with an new esd-iso installation, you'll have the redo all the settings, scripts etc etc etc... well done M$oft :mad:

    For me LTSB N is the way to go, i simply wait for an official LTSB N version and voila.
     
  17. coromonadalix

    coromonadalix MDL Senior Member

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    oh since "we agree" installing windows 10, we are "submitted" to intrusions in our privacy, the EULA thing is pure s!@$#!$

    Simply don't install it, or don't do anything suspicious :g:
     
  18. mrbbq

    mrbbq MDL Member

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    If anyone is just too lazy or ignorant to import a single telemetry range list into Peerblock, or install WFC and apply a .reg or other script to block Microsoft's stuff from getting outbound access, that's their own fault. There's only so far you can simplify, and I think four or five clicks to do either of these things or to find them ON here isn't beyond anyone.

    But then I'm once more crediting people with being far smarter than they usually prove to be, so eh...
     
  19. zero2dash

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    #19 zero2dash, Sep 23, 2015
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    Exactly why I switched back to 7. Why spend all the time fixing 10 just to make it like 7 (removing telemetry, CEIP, spying etc). The issue is even with the tweaks, the settings seem to revert over time; at least that's what I noticed using O&O Shut Up 10 on both of my systems. IDK if it was Updates or what, but some of the sliders mysteriously went back over to the "Allowed" side. :confused::g::nono3::thumbdown:

    You can block via firewall, but the odds are the servers will change anyway. Always an uphill battle; why bother.
     
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  20. dhjohns

    dhjohns MDL Guru

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    I do not recognize anything that Windows 10 does as spying. Spying is malicious behavior with the intent of harm. All I have seen is Windows doing a superb job of communication with me. I just don't get it. Why people continue to think that Windows is spying when there is not one single piece of evidence, or anything else out there that supports that theory. But hey! If you want to use a broken system disable the telemetry.
     
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