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Giveaway of the day — Privacy Protector 2.0 for Windows 10

Privacy Protector for Windows 10 helps to cope with privacy problems.
$39.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 127 (91%) 12 (9%) 28 comments

Privacy Protector 2.0 for Windows 10 was available as a giveaway on February 21, 2017!

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Privacy Protector for Windows 10 helps to cope with privacy problems in this OS. There are numerous services in Windows 10 that collect private user's data of all possible kinds. This software tool helps to solve all Windows 10 privacy issues that violate a right of every user for confidential activity on his PC. The program is oriented both for private users and companies with exclusive standards of data confidentiality. By means of a simple-to-use interface a Privacy protector user can tune his system to block the unwanted traffic to Microsoft servers. It is possible to delete certain elements of Telemetry and Data Collection system, while the rest is simply disabled. A user is able to act at his own discretion choosing the services for disabling to eliminate specific Windows 10 privacy concerns. There are about 40 services (some of them work on the background) tracking and collecting personal user data. It is possible delete, disable or block the following tools:

  • Cortana
  • Office Telemetry
  • Media Center
  • Power Efficiency Diagnostics
  • Customer Experience Improvement Program
  • Windows Search

These are only a part of services that become manageable with the help of Privacy Protector for Windows 10. Follow the link to learn more.

Purchase an Unlimited personal license (with support and updates) at 70% discount!

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8/ 10

Publisher:

SoftOrbits

Homepage:

http://www.softorbits.com/windows-10-privacy-protector/

File Size:

4.04 MB

Price:

$39.99

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#20

For a long time I had trouble with video buffering on sites like CNN Money and I could not figure out what was slowing me down but ever since I installed Windows 10 Privacy Protector there has been no slow down or buffering. Just seamless video. I am guessing that all the tracking and telemetry was hogging all the bandwidth not allowing any for me. I wonder if I can bill them for data usage. lol

Reply   |   Comment by john smith  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#19

Version 2.0 of this program killed my Win10 installation. Only backup could fix it. Fortunately I had one.

Reply   |   Comment by Karl Krauss  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#18

I shared on FB. Then it wants my email. Then it wants my name. Then I cancelled the install. Just not worth it.

Reply   |   Comment by Davis  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#17

In the list of things that this privacy app blocks is "Media Center". That's strange because Windows Media Center NO LONGER EXISTS in Windows 10!

Reply   |   Comment by starvinmarvin  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

DL'd/installed ok. License went in ok- or so I thought! Why does this have the word "promo" in a small red box at the bottom of it's main window? Also, why does clicking on the same little "promo" box bring up an offer to purchase this software's 'full' version? I already registered this one as a "full" version! Something is off here! I have a hard time trusting software that appears to not be what's advertised (IE: "full" version/"promo" version!). I'll likely uninstall.

Reply   |   Comment by Mike OD  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#15

So...this is a privacy application, but the registration requires an e-mail address, a name, and a date of birth. I anticipate approximately zero people providing real information in this form.

Reply   |   Comment by joey  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#14

off-topic:

is anyone else using Firefox not able a vote up or down?

Reply   |   Comment by cooper  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

cooper,

Yes, same happening to me.

Reply   |   Comment by Nigel  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#13

Ever since Microsoft's so-called "Windows 10 Privacy Statement" said this:

"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)"

computer geeks the world over have joined in common cause against the giant American corporation's business practices, hence why there are 100s of pages on the Internet devoted to how-to-protect-yourself-against-Windows 10. All this is in the public domain; there is nothing to stop any commercial developer from taking the freely available information, writing software to automate the tasks identified by others, and then selling it.

Such may well be the case with today's software from SoftOrbits, a developer that -- ironically -- has earned anything but an inspiring track record when it comes to customer confidence in its own practices (as various complaints on GOTD have often confirmed.) Still, at a price of $0 today and $39.99 on re-install or renewal, "Privacy Protector 2.0 for Windows 10" may on the face of it seem a not unreasonable proposition.

Unfortunately though: a host of freeware already exists to do for nothing that which SoftOrbits seeks to charge for, amongst them an offering from the same people who brought SpyBot Search & Destroy to the marketplace many moons ago:

https://www.safer-networking.org/spybot-anti-beacon/

A personal favorite of mine, Anti-Beacon automates all the protective tasks necessary to safeguard the privacy of computer users with Operating Systems from Windows 7 up -- remember: Microsoft hasn't contented itself with harvesting personal private data merely from Windows 10 users alone.) What's especially commendable about Anti-Beacon is that it has a lively user forum --

https://forums.spybot.info/showthread.php?72686-Spybot-Anti-Beacon-for-Windows-10

and, because of that user base, is able to keep up with Microsoft's disreputable tactics of re-enabling, via seemingly innocent "Windows Updates", privacy protections settings that may earlier have been disabled by protective software.

Given the reality that SpyBot Anti-Beacon is free, comes from a long established developer, and is backed by a worldwide user forum, it's hard to see why SoftOrbits is even bothering to compete at $39.99. Thanks then, GOTD, and thanks, SoftOrbits, but no thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by MikeR  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)
#12

Seems a good program, but seems very expensive (normally) for what it does considering there are many (often free) alternatives.

It would be nice if it could show some indication when it has done the changes (maybe a tick next to each item it has changed). When I ran it, it said I had a newer version of OneDrive installed and needed to uninstall that first, so it unclear whether it did any changes after that.

It blocks a lot more domains than, for example, SpyBotAntiBeacon, but I find SpyBotAntiBeacon far more intuitive to use.

In in all a good program, but I doubt many would buy it at its current price, when there are many cheaper apps around.

Reply   |   Comment by Andy  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#11

If I install will it automatically run and make some changes or can I decide to allow it to make changes within the program? Saw the screenshots showing a list, are these all the changes that I decide and nothing done automatically?
Thanks, amazing how many track points.

Reply   |   Comment by GrinderGuy  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

Unable to install, get message; 'Unable to execute file in the temporary directory.Setup access aborted - Error 5 access is denied. I moved this to desktop and still get the same response. Is there a specific folder/directory where this wants to be?

Reply   |   Comment by ian  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#9

Still waiting for activation key email...just how long do we have to wait...I have now sent six requests and NOTHING!

Reply   |   Comment by KJ  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#8

Odd that a "privacy protector" insists on getting your name, e-mail, and date of birth first.

Reply   |   Comment by Rolo  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#7

Best thing to do with windows 10 is let it do what it does or change OS otherwise it will start to give you problems.

Reply   |   Comment by MG  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#6

I read the list of activities the program manages and it is quite large. For a novice like myself or maybe the average user, is there simple command to this such as an on and off switch? Also I would not be interested in an irreversible action or to have to create a restore point for its usage. Does this interfere with other programs such as antivirus suites? I am interested in privacy that automates certain activities, does this do that, and not so much a program that forces me to investigate the details of specific issues.

Reply   |   Comment by george james ducas  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

"Contrana?" We haven't encountered her yet!

I use the (free) GWX Control Panel from Ultimate Outsider on all our systems, and it has proven very useful. Simple button clicks for all the optional functions, plus real-time monitoring, which is how we have it set up. Also offers the ability to remove any of the W10 modules it happens to find.

I will give this one a try on our Lab Rat system, just to see if its capabilities are in any way superior to GWX...

Reply   |   Comment by mwa  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#4

Ultimate Windows Tweaker will also let you disable the spying by Windows 10 .. it is also freeware from thewindowsclub .. a quick google will find it.

Reply   |   Comment by bruce  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#3

Thanks, GOTD,

I think it worth reading the following article "The best free privacy software 2017" as the privacy software here covers everything from secure web browsing to secure file erasing, in addition, to tools that make Windows 10 less nosey

http://www.techradar.com/news/the-best-free-privacy-software

also if you are more interested in a comparison that will help you to select between today's offer PP 2.0 and other privacy S/W, you can consider clicking on the next link may guide you ...

http://www.ghacks.net/2015/08/14/comparison-of-windows-10-privacy-tools/

Have a wonderful day!

Reply   |   Comment by mm155  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#2

"O & O Shutup" and "Destroy Win 10 Spying" are just two good permanently free programs that do the same thing.

Reply   |   Comment by Nigel  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+95)

Nigel, some other programs; posted by Mario the last time this program was offered:
http://www.ghacks.net/2015/08/14/comparison-of-windows-10-privacy-tools/

Reply   |   Comment by Ootje  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Nigel,

But use with care..

https://www.howtogeek.com/273513/why-you-shouldnt-use-anti-spying-tools-for-windows-10/

Reply   |   Comment by JC  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Nigel, yes they probably do. But there are also warnings against all these tools, including today's giveaway (unless you really know what you are doing). https://www.howtogeek.com/273513/why-you-shouldnt-use-anti-spying-tools-for-windows-10/

Reply   |   Comment by mahaal  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Nigel,

Not to mention Spybot Anti-Beacon for Windows -- from a well-established and respected company. There was also a listing of other tools of this nature (search for "Comparison of Windows 10 Privacy tools" + ghacks.net), although I'm unsure how many of those were free.

Reply   |   Comment by Gene  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Nigel, Destroy Win 10 Syping has not been updated since Sep 1, 2016,hence it doesn't block the latest MS spying functions.

Also, 0 & 0 Shutup, 13 Dec 2016 was last update, making it useless in blocking the latest MS spy features that were released since then.

Reply   |   Comment by Tony  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

JC,

"We recommend changing privacy settings using the normal options in Windows."
The reason this isn't done already is because there's inherent distrust that the options actually do anything. With no source code to verify, and data to MS IP ranges still seen with them switched off, and the fact that they're all on by default, there are no favors being done here...

"These invasive tools can break things and cause a variety of system problems you may not notice until later, with no indication that the problem was caused by the tool."
That's not a bug, it's a feature.

"Tools of this type can cause a variety of problems, and if you look around the web, you can see plenty of instances of people experiencing those problems. These include:

Blocking Windows Update completely, preventing the installation of important security updates and leaving your PC vulnerable."
I'm at the point where "updates=security" is a questionable equation. Updates are just as likely to break things, and if they are re-establishing telemetry, then they're doing the same thing malware reportedly does.

"Tampering with the hosts file to block specific Microsoft web servers, leading to various problems like Skype failing to synchronize chat messages or being unable to update itself."
Oh no! Not Skype breaking! *uses Whatsapp/Viber/Retroshare/Trillian*

"Breaking the Windows Store, preventing you from installing apps from there and preventing it from updating the included applications in Windows 10."
This is undoubtedly a feature. I've yet to see a Windows 10 app that seemed even remotely useful or desirable. OSX does much better in this respect because they sell desktop sotware - what a concept. Zero tears shed.

"Disabling the Windows Defender antivirus, which helps keep Windows 10 secure"
Because third party antvirus solutions stopped existing?

"and other system components you may actually want, like OneDrive."
Let's for a second say that I did. Why is OneDrive a system component? Like, can we think through that for just a second? This is Internet Explorer all over again. Dropbox, Google Drive, Mega, and plenty of other cloud storage providers manage to work just fine being a bog standard installed application. Why does OneDrive need to be system integrated?

"Deleting various services and parts of Windows 10, breaking various things and potentially blocking you from installing major updates like the Anniversary Update and November Update before it."
See above. I do agree that deleting services is stronghanded, but preventing updates isn't a fate worse than death at this point.

"For example, if you downloaded the “windows-10-tracking” PowerShell script from GitHub...Running a not-properly-tested script that takes a shotgun approach to your operating system sounds like a bad idea (and it is)."
I'll agree with this. The deletion isn't a good thing.

"These are just a few major problems we found with a quick look at a few of these tools."
Okay, I'll buy that. However, these two tools are cherry picked and neglect a number of other far better tools.

"We’re not here to slam any individual tool."
Uhm, you just did.

"Some of them may work alright"
So name them.

"but most of the tools and scripts we’ve seen look harmful and dangerous"
So name them.

"Run through our list of the various options that “phone home” on Windows 10 and you can disable them in a safe way."
The reason these tools are at all popular is because the assumption is that Microsoft is not being forthcoming with what its settings do.

"Microsoft uses the telemetry features to identify bugs and decide which features it should work on, not to steal your personal documents. So you may find these features are not as sinister as they might seem."
Here's a crazy thought - have a webpage where people could submit feature requests and, y'know, ASK? Here's another idea - check the support forums for the hundreds of errors with "me too" posts whose answers are shown as unhelpful? Microsoft can't have it both ways. Telemetry is understandable if people weren't already explicitly saying what they wanted, but they are and they're ignoring it. This does not lend credence to a stated need for telemetry. Now, although they might not actually steal my personal documents, it's amazing how much they're pushing OneDrive, as well as amazing that the EULA is written in such a way that if they *do* steal personal documents, it's already been agreed to.

"If you have a major philosophical problem with the fact that Windows 10 doesn’t let you avoid non-security updates or disable telemetry, don’t try to fix it."
Why not? Because Skype won't work? A compelling case is far from present.

"Instead, just switch to another operating system, like Linux"
That runs all of my line-of-business applications like Serato Scratch Live or Adobe Production Studio or Outlook or Nero? I'd love to move to Linux, but it's just not practical for people who aren't "web browsing and e-mail" folks or software developers...and even they're playing the "you will like our changes" game.

"or Windows 7"
They backported a lot of the telemetry stuff to Windows 7, and that only works until 2020. What happens then?

"(or Windows 10 Enterprise, if your organization is eligible)."
Think about that for a second - only organizations sufficiently large for certain types of volume licensing should have privacy? Can we acknowledge how poor a suggestion that is?

Reply   |   Comment by joey  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#1

When was this version last updated?

Reply   |   Comment by Tony  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

Tony, I can't tell for sure, but last time, Privacy Protector For Windows 10, was out as giveaway, the license expired after less than a month. Well, I was happy with the program, so I bought it : /

Privacy Protector 1.6 for Windows 10 was available as a giveaway on June 14, 2016, and it has been version 2.0 for a while. That should give you a bit of a time line, I hope. Since, there is a giveaway today, it's possible an update is just around the corner. Grab it, when it's for free, but I won't state, I would buy it again, when great portable tools like, O&O's Shut Up, Winaero Tweaker and Ashampoo AntiSpy for Windows 10, for free are available.

10 portable tools comparised and with dl links (source G-Hacks) : http://www.ghacks.net/2015/08/14/comparison-of-windows-10-privacy-tools/

Reply   |   Comment by Allan  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
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