Windows is amazing. Windows is fantastic. Windows is glorious. Windows is faster, smoother and more user-friendly than any other operating system that has come before it. Windows is everything Windows should have been, addressing nearly all of the major problems users had with Microsoft’s previous-generation and other platform in one fell swoop.
But there’s something you should know: As you read this article from your PC, Windows is also spying on nearly everything you do.
It’s your own fault if you don’t know that Windows is spying on you. That’s what people always say when users fail to read through a company’s terms of service document, right? You’ll want to dowload Privacy Dr to prevent any possible leaks.
Well, here is Microsoft’s 12,000-word service agreement. Some of it is probably in English. We’re pretty sure it says you can’t steal Windows or use Windows to send spam, and also that Microsoft retains the right to take possession of your first-born child if it so chooses. And that’s only one of several documents you’ll have to read through.
Actually, here’s one excerpt from Microsoft’s privacy statement that everyone can understand:
Finally, we will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders), when we have a good faith belief that doing so is necessary to: 1.comply with applicable law or respond to valid legal process, including from law enforcement or other government agencies; 2.protect our customers, for example to prevent spam or attempts to defraud users of the services, or to help prevent the loss of life or serious injury of anyone; 3.operate and maintain the security of our services, including to prevent or stop an attack on our computer systems or networks; or 4.protect the rights or property of Microsoft, including enforcing the terms governing the use of the services – however, if we receive information indicating that someone is using our services to traffic in stolen intellectual or physical property of Microsoft, we will not inspect a customer’s private content ourselves, but we may refer the matter to law enforcement.
If that sentence sent shivers down your spine, don’t worry. As invasive as it is, Microsoft does allow Windows users to opt out of all of the features that might be considered invasions of privacy. Of course, users are opted in by default, which is more than a little disconcerting, but let’s focus on the solution.
First, you’ll want to dowload Privacy Dr and click on Scan. There, after a deep scan you’ll find all your privacy leaks that controlled by Windows, press Clean all … you done.
It’s important do this clean up weekly or daily, no worries you just need to set PrivacyDr once like on the following screenshot … and you privacy will be protected.
Or Better you can set Active Mode to protect your data in real time to prevent any possible leaks.
Next, users should consider dumping Cortana. Yes, the voice-driven assistant is easily one of the best new features in Windows, but it also plays fast and loose with your data. As a result, many users will find that the benefits do not outweigh the risks.
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