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Giveaway of the day — Privacy Protector for Windows 10

Protect private user data in Windows.
$39.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 88 (88%) 12 (12%) 34 comments

Privacy Protector for Windows 10 was available as a giveaway on July 18, 2019!

Today Giveaway of the Day
$14.99
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Desktop software for health and productivity.

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 the 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 to delete, disable or block the following tools:
• Contrana
• Office Telemetry
• Media Center
• Power Efficiency Diagnostics
• Customer Experience Improvement Program
• Windows Search

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

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8/ 10

Publisher:

SoftOrbits

Homepage:

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

File Size:

4.3 MB

Price:

$39.99

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#11

hi.
please anyone get the registration address that software go to that and after this want to enter the registration key.
i can't run it in win 10.

Reply   |   Comment by Gerdoo57  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#10

This is the only application that removed Groove Music and Xbox, two add-ons that are intrusive and unacceptable for many people.

Definitely a keeper.

Thanks GAOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by Vanna  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#9

A spya gonna spy, spy, spy, spy, spy... no matter what you download, disable or remove to protect yourself! They will find a way. They are true hackers and are always two steps ahead. Just do the best you can do to stay as close to their behinds as possible.

Reply   |   Comment by Tilosi  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#8

Does this program do anything that the free, portable O&O ShutUp10 doesn't do?

Reply   |   Comment by Bebop17  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)
#7

I found it interesting some time ago that outlook experience telemetary makes outgoing connection attempts even when there are no microsoft office products installed including OEM trials that have been long removed years and many feature udates ago. I use Malwarebytes free Windows firewall addon that reports every outgoing connection attempt and lets me choose what to do with the processes attempts at comunications. Far better than TinyWall that blocks everything by default and never alerts us to a connection attempt so we do not get to know that some new program may not work properly because it is being denied network access by default. And far better than windows firewall default of allowing all outbound connectivity with no notification or obstruction.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)
#6

I find it humerous when people feel the need to anounce their experience in the computing industry in order to add weight to their personal opinions on software they may never have even examined or executed rather than rely upon a long history of giving out sound advice... Facts are no compters operating system can be trusted 100% to be secure by design or to be sensibly written to not compromise security in order to enhance functionality and the same goes for 3rd party programs. MOST of Windows 10 privacy violating features are in the latter class by using cloud services to proactively report user trends with Cortana not "Contrana" as miswritten above and file download frequency to attempt to protect users from newly compiled programs that may or may not be harmful in some way but with no evidence other than it's not been downloaded much before by others or performance and error event stats reporting to hopefully pre-empt a windows component exposing a programming problem that only gets exposed after months or years of use. Or users spoken words or hand written text in order to improve automated recognition...

IF we are concerened about data leakage do not use the computer to handle data yo cannot afford to go public... e.g. if you are a UK Ambassador to the USA do NOT post in unencrypted form using any electronic or printed form any message content that could embarrass or offend those you are supposed to be an ambassador to.... There was never a need for a civilian leak... GCHQ and NSA would have a copy of all their unencrypted conversations anyway and could have and probably did release the data through unofficial channels to distract the world from the soon to be DRRUSA the new name for the USA if there is no change by the 2020 elections. (DRRUSA = Democratically Racist Republic of United States of America)

Never put on any computer system (unless you have to) any private or secret information that must never be made public or you cannot live with becoming public.

I personally manage my own systems because I am a tech head ... I block outbound telemetary I see no utility to and also do not store sensative data on systems in unencrypted form. I have manually made all the adjustments that apear sensible and disabled features I do not want and becuse I don't store critical data on this vulnerable windows 10 sysrem I only feel the need to re-check those privacy tweaks and settings every now and then.

I do what I do as it makes sense to me... but everyone is responsible for their own choices and do not feel the need to tout my professional experience to try and convince anyone that my opinion is THE right one!

My main concern for ALL these programs that claim to protect ones privacy or security is they ALL overstate their efficacy and try to instill confidence in the product which leads their users into a false sense of security or privacy which can and far too often does lead to complacency in their computing and data handling practices which ultimatly lead to ransomware, data leaks, malware infection, system hijacks and becoming part of bot nets and social engineered fraud offences against the complacent end users.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

TK, What is one supposed to do if they either don't know how to turn off stuff running in the background, or what is spying on them, and what is legit? Is there a website you know/feel can be trusted that tells non tech heads?

Reply   |   Comment by Steven Alan  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

RDionysus, no one is forcing you to read any comments! If my comment was so offensive you can be assured the moderator would have blocked its publication or edited it silently... if anyones a mouth frothing idealogue it is you unable to express yourself without self censored obsenity and attempted personal insults. Also unable to even add a sentence that is on a topic relevent to this giveaway software or class of software or claims of this type of software or operating systems this software is relevent to.

Psst this is NOT a forum it's the comments section on a particular giveaway event. If you keep up to date with world news you would know I was not speaking politics but against instituionalised racisim in the USA recently brought to the fore by their commander in chief who is the descendant of imigrants suggesting other desendants of immigrants should go back to the contries of their ancestors...

Oddly I thought personal attacks were against the terms of use of this comments section. I am quite content to be consider an idealogue but a "dime-a-dozen mouth-frothing one" is a bit trumpish for a human being to retort. Don't forget Donald Trump does not consider himself a politician so talking about his antics is not political drivel :-p

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)

Steven Alan, that is a very good question... sadly because I am what most would people consider a tech head and do not engage in social media for personal security reasons that the world is gradually learning about the dangers of... I cannot really advise on a reliable website that can also be comprehensible to non-tech heads since what would I know about would be comprehensible to non-tech heads? I can suggest websites I have used in the past with trusted powerful tools and with whistle blowing warnings in the past over some serious vulnerbilites that at the time no one else was flagging them up as dangerous default settings... but really there is far too much wrong with Microsoft design philosiphy and their relationship with the NSA for any single website to catalogue it all. No one (site) is perfect. One thing you can do is realise that while it is true certain features do have the potential to send voice recordings and maybe camera output and handwriting samples to cloud appications owned by Microsoft which may never be misused by Microsoft are normally hosted on Microsoft servers and as such will have vulnerabilities that can be exploited by the NSA to gain access to such biometric data for whatever reasons and there is also a similar possibility that non-nation sanctioned hackers (criminals) could discover the same vulnerabilities the NSA uses and access your private biometric data too. It is really software vendors that make these protection programs or planned to that make the loudest noise about the privacy risks and how privacy settings can be reset by certain updates... One of the genericly good guys that has pretty much pre-empted or produced a free utility to mitigate many vulnerabilites or some of the bad acts by microsoft is Steve Gibson at www.grc.com but it is geared towards those who are at least moderatly technically inclined. Powerful free tools for a tech head can be found at nirsoft.net On a personal level I try to propgate good computing practices since that mitigates vulnerabilities by not placing the most important information onto internet conencted devices and certainly nothing private on cloud services etc. Even encryption is no 100% assurance that the underlying data will never be decrypted by someone without authorisation as I know only too well that one can come across seeingly impossible or highly improbable solutions so I know that even with a 1024bit encryption key there is a possibility that the first tried randomly produced key could be the right one and the encryption protection is made null and void. Which is why I have repeatedly written do not store on or transmit via computers any data you cannot live with becoming public knowledge.

For the most part it is untrue to say windows 10 is spying on you or your data as all the telemetary has legitimate reason to be there and is encrypted using TLS 1.2 https connections and may only ever be intended to be processed by the cloud services that are being used by the end user and are required to use or fine tune the services for that individual end user. certain other telemetary used to be optin only like the customer experience program or the windows defender membership levels that in windows 10 became non-optional as far as the user interface controls were concerned because it's considered better business to get an automated report of a developing software conflict or problem and prioritise resorces before it becomes a crisis and the user becomes aware of one or more programs ceasing to operate properly and have to contact customer support or possibly lose valuable data or work done. But again it may not be the problem of Microsofts programs seeing this telemetary but instead it is that one can never be certain it's not being misused by Microsoft or by state sponsored hackers or criminal hackers or even unsanctioned activities by Microsoft staff.

I think that I had better stop now as I feel I am rambling around the same things in a different way but still going around in circles... Also bear in mind most of what I know I have taken the time out to learn myself out of personal interest or personal necesity and got to use it professionally too. So I do like to think anyone could do they same if they took the interest or had the personal necesity ... as I'm no one special! One just needs to be open to learn and make mistakes and lern from them. For someone like me when someone talks about something I do not yet know I do not take the attitude that it's beyond me and switch off my cognative abilities and let it go woosh over my head... I listen consider explore the concepts and see how it fits in with what I have already learnt and if I have any transferable knowledge and experience that can relate to the new topic. In doing so learn new pardigms or spot logical problems in a propsed idea. As you may have seen me do with certain logistical problems with certain classes of software that's been given away... oops off on another tangent .... sorry LOL

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

TK,

>I find it humerous when people feel the need to anounce their experience in the computing industry in order to add weight to their personal opinions on software they may never have even examined

>I personally manage my own systems because I am a tech head

Reply   |   Comment by E  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

E, did you forget to post your own reply text? please do try again:-)

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

TK, I use a Chromebook - has 1 program, boots in 10 seconds, and is immune to 99.9% of viruses out there. It can safely access a gaggle of Google products, including Online docs, dropBox, Google Drive etc..

Reply   |   Comment by Othello86  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#5

I use Win7 and win8.1 can I use this soft for previous version of Windows? Or this is special designed for Windows 10 only? Cheers!

Reply   |   Comment by Lash  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

Soft like this should be always freeware! Win10 is dangerous spy ! Cheers!

Reply   |   Comment by Lash  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-5)

Lash, Re "Soft like this should be always freeware"

So you really mean that professional programmers spending their time to design and code a tool you like should not get paid for their efforts?

You do not have to use Windows. You can use Linux. That is freeware, because it is made in spare time.

Reply   |   Comment by krypteller  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+17)

krypteller, Red Hat sold for 34 Billion to IBM.

Reply   |   Comment by John Blue  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Lash, there are freeware variants of programs like this. Win10 is not a dangerous spy ... it is a dangerously leaky data processing tool where that leaked data is leaked securely via https connections but what happens to it after that is unknown and therein lies the risk. I tried a simlar product a couple of months back and found I had already applied all its suggested protections myself and none of those protections prevented suspiciously unecessary https outbound connections to various microsoft owned domains and servers that I was able to research and block as I saw fit.

You can only switch off telemetary that has an off switch somewhere in the system... and some of those off switches do not actually switch the telemetary off! If it does not have an off switch you either have to cripple part of windows to stop the tell-tale process or have a bespoke firewall interface and outbound filtering rules and notifications to alert you when some scheduled evevnt want's to report back to head office. And to my knowledge this and most other win 10 privacy tools do not have that functionality built in. whether free or paid for.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

John Blue,

>"Red Hat sold for 34 Billion to IBM."
Red Hat was the name of a company that provided services for a variant of Linux they worked on (Red Hat Linux / Red Hat Enterprise Linux), which was based on standard Linux. They did not sell Linux to anyone ever because they could not (no one owns Linux). Their business model was to provide services to support their variant of Linux.

There have been other companies that provide services for several opensource projects, such as for Apache, OpenOffice, LibreOffice, and others. The opensource software cannot be sold, only their services that support it.

Red Hat's business model was so successful, the company became a multi-billion company. The company was sold, but Linux was not!

Reply   |   Comment by Gary  –  27 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

why wouldn't the end user just open navigate to and then fine tune windows to fit their needs? once done there, navigate to followed by and change your settings there, more specifically set it so cookies are deleted every time you close your browser. never let ANY browser retain passwords or login data for any website. download and install ccleaner, and utilize it every time you close your browser to remove all temp files stored on your pc. to help keep the machine free from malware, i suggest that you use firefox, with the malwarebytes extension, as well as installing malwarebytes itself. couple that with a good antivirus program, it won't make you bullet proof to hackers, but it will greatly deter most attempts. i am not a fan of using third party software to make changes to windows that is user accessible, for one, you are granting that software rights to make changes to your operating system itself. unless you monitor what software is sending what data to which server, this can easily lead to more problems that you are trying to prevent.

Reply   |   Comment by walt - IT senior support supervisor 35+ years  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

(walt - IT senior support supervisor 35+ years), because those are 7 separate steps, of which this tool promises to do 2 of them (and 4 others,) and that every time Windows applies an update, it may change or reset any of those 4 without telling you it has done so.

I have tried to monitor just one of them (whether or not "Customer Experience Improvement Program" has been re-enabled) and the steps required to kill it *again* and it's a pain. I'm in IT myself (software developer for 30 years,) very well versed with the insides of Windows, and Microsoft makes it hard to shut these services down. I find it tiring to stay on top of these, and I would never ask my family to do so. I hope they don't ask me to monitor their personal computers for this sort of invasive data leaking. I appreciate *any tool* that can successfully reduce my hands-on requirements here.

If this app can monitor quietly that Microsoft has once again opened one of these doors, and tries to shut it (and tells me when it can't) then the app is well worth it. At least until Microsoft introduces yet another way to monitor users that this app doesn't address (remember that very few, if any, of these, existed 5 years ago.)

Reply   |   Comment by Daniel - Windows Software developer 30+ years  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)

walt - IT senior support supervisor 35+ years, I will take your "suggestions" under advisement i.e. ignore you completely.

Reply   |   Comment by Thomas Black  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Daniel - Windows Software developer 30+ years, You could write two macros one to check if the changes are still set and not reverted back after a update and if it has the second macro changes the settings back to your preferred config. Pin the first macro to boot and it will check every single time the system starts this is something which could be easily done with python in less than a hour and pushed to multiple systems at once.

Reply   |   Comment by Clinton  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Daniel - Windows Software developer 30+ years, & Walt, thank you both for your feedback. I'm always a little leery when going to download and install programs like this, but do you feel that something like this could do more harm than good if a user isn't sure what they are doing? And some of the options in this program are so vague I feel like they would restrict access to options and features that one might need. Would love to hear more of your feedback...especially if either one of you had a chance to install and play around with Privacy Protector.

-Thanks

Reply   |   Comment by KK  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

walt - IT senior support supervisor 35+ years, you say "why wouldn't the end user just open navigate to and then fine tune windows to fit their needs?" and *claim* you are or was an IT senior support supervisor for 35+ years...I suggest you talk to your underlings about their experiences with end users seeking IT support. You clearly have not been in the front line support desk for a long time and forgot that the vast majority of computer users are using computers as extremly complex tools that they only learn enough to get the task they have to use them for done. VERY few learn by themselves or know or even want to know what a computer is doing behind the scenes in order to perform the operations it does or is by default configured to have the possibility of doing, consiquently the vast majority will not be aware that WIndows 10 bells and whistles and enhanced reporting back to base of how the computer is coping with day to day use is a potential security and data leak threat and even if they do become aware of the risks and potential threats most lack the confidence to act on the desire to change the status quo... so in essence that is why the end user will not normally just open up the various adminstration interfaces, group policy editor and regedit... they do not have the skillz the desire or the confidence and in a commercial environment the administrative rights to lock down their machines copy of windows 10. For normal people computerised equipment is a means to an end not the focus of their intelectual exploration of how it works.

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

walt - IT senior support supervisor 35+ years, There are loads of services that load in the background with Windows 10, and it isn't always clear to people with less than 35 years in IT support which ones are safe to turn off without breaking something important.

Reply   |   Comment by Steven Alan  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Clinton, if you can envisage such an non-intrusive run-once at boot script feel free to write it... I expect it would need to run under SYSTEM user profile as will need elevated rights to see and change system wide HKLM as well as HKCU hives and running as logged in user would cause complications if admin rights are needed but that still won't stop the telemetry that happens regardless of settings. Write the script anyway... and if possible compile it into an executable create an installer that creates an schedule that runs it at login as SYSTEM user account so it runs checks, and if necesary reverts the desired settings and then exits until next reboot. Optionally you could also alter the registry key ACL's to prevent trustedinstaller or any hotfix from having write access to the settings keys...

I'd like to see an APP that spoofs the telemetry databases so one can shape the data Microsoft is sent... Or an android APP that conceals the real data that spyware big data collection apps harvest and pass on fake contrived data... take back ownership of our devices!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#2

I never even new that this program was in Windows 10

• Contrana

Reply   |   Comment by Gordon Newell  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Gordon Newell,
I use Contrana all of the time.
I never had a problem with it.
Now, Cortana is a different problem altogether. Nothing but trouble. Stay away from Cortana.

Reply   |   Comment by Bob  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

"Contrana" was just a typo for "Cortana". No such thing as Contrany in Win-10.

Reply   |   Comment by Snurre Sprett  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

Gordon Newell, It Is the contrary sister to Cortana

Reply   |   Comment by DJ  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

DJ, that made me smile.... thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Snurre Sprett, now what again is Contrany? A spin-off of Contrana?

Reply   |   Comment by M. H.  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#1

I have installed lots of SoftOrbits software on my PCs and laptops without any problems under various OS without 'Blue screen of death' nor any other operating system or hardware issues. There used to be issues with my paid for licences disappearing when I downloaded a later giveaway version. A simple email to vendor sorted that out. They even on occasion gave me a later version update free.

My only gripe is their software, while useful for fixing or changing some images (its a hit and miss which images turn out OK) is so expensive, considering they are 'one trick ponies'. I wouldn't pay more than $10 inc VAT for singular use software when I can get more comprehensive software like Corel Paintshop Pro2018 for $25 inc VAT (when on offer).

I buy software only when on offer at a real reasonable price. Remember you sell far far more when the price is real low and at same time make piracy not worthwhile.

Reply   |   Comment by DenisX  –  Last month  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
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