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Giveaway of the day — Privacy Protector 1.0 for Windows 10

The program helps to solve all Windows 10 user`s privacy issues.
$39.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 385 (69%) 171 (31%) 44 comments

Privacy Protector 1.0 for Windows 10 was available as a giveaway on October 19, 2015!

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Privacy Protector for Windows 10 helps to cope with privacy problems of the OS, such as collecting private user's data of all possible kinds. This program helps to solve all Windows 10 privacy issues that violate a right of every user for confidential activity on his PC. This tool is oriented both for private users and companies with exclusive standards of data confidentiality.

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:

  • Cortana;
  • 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!

Please note: you can help SoftOrbits and earn a lifetime license of Privacy Protector! If you are a native speaker of any foreign language you can translate the program and send your translation to support@softorbits.com! The price is guaranteed!

System Requirements:

Windows 7/ 8/ 10

Publisher:

SoftOrbits

Homepage:

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

File Size:

8.20 MB

Price:

$39.99

Comments on Privacy Protector 1.0 for Windows 10

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#28

I found that running program reset some of my own Privacy settings under the Windows settings menu back to non-private, such as use my advertising id. This is not good.

Also I dont think it makes it clear when a setting has been changed, I feel after you have clicked the Fix Privacy button, there should be an indication that the items you ticked have been changed, particularly since when I ran it, it told me I couldn't create a system restore point, so I was unclear it had continued and done the other changes.

On the whole I find Safer-Networking's Spybot Anti-Beacon better, being more comprehensive and more intuitive (and free).

Was disappointed in Privacy protector, but think it has potential with a few modifications. The main one to me is don't change my privacy settings Ive set myself under the windows setup menu. That definitely needs fixing

Reply   |   Comment by Andrew Harry  –  2 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#27

The votes on this site are so confusing. For those of us who are not so tech savvy, you would think a high thumbs up vote would mean that the software is highly useful and desired. But, if you read the comments, it is often just the opposite. It would be nice if there were one place to vote in favor of a product and then, as it is now, a separate place to vote on comments made. Just my two cents that I will likely share again tomorrow since most have already read the comments. I love the opportunities this site affords me, but it has a very baffling voting system.

Reply   |   Comment by Tilosi  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#26

Another good read here

http://www.howtogeek.com/224616/30-ways-windows-10-phones-home/

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#25

I installed this software for testing purposes on Win 10 Pro! I was able to stop the Bing Search and do a couple other things! I do like the optional categories and things it offers and will be holding on to it! Since I am on a Beta Win 10 I will be careful using this! I hate everything BING and wish MS would just get out of the search arena altogether.

Thank You SoftOrbits and GOTD for this opportunity!

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Martin  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#24

Maybe we need something like this for Win7 and 8 as well as it is also being installed on them

http://forums.afterdawn.com/threads/video-microsoft-increases-secrecy-expands-spyware-to-windows-7-and-8.758301/#post-5070572

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#23

I fail to see why so many would pay for this GAOTD when the logical answer to these intrusive Microsoft policies is to just NOT use Windows 10. Last time I checked, Win7 was working just fine. YMMV.

Reply   |   Comment by Bjorn  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)
#22

Here are some good instructions on manually fixing the Windows 10 privacy issues yourself. It is not complicated:

How to stop Windows 10's prying eyes

Reply   |   Comment by John  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#21

Bug : Even though I haven't selected 'Disable Bing', it completely disabled Bing Search, how to fix it?

Reply   |   Comment by Vic  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)
#20

The problem with programs like this is that Microsoft considers Windows 10 an ever evolving work in progress. Using a third party program to do these types of tweaks might end up getting reversed anyway after an update/upgrade from Windows and could even theoretically cause problems with an update since it changes settings using an elevated Administrator Privilege that disables feature within Windows in a way where they can no longer be turned back on except via the third party program. I had a similar program and started to have a lot of stability problems after a few Windows updates. I have no idea if the privacy program was part of the problem or not but I'm not taking the chance and installing another one. If the setting can't be changed within the Windows interface itself then there's a pretty good chance it's something you aren't supposed to change and that Microsoft doesn't expect to be changed, which could cause you problems down the line when you get new updates.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

This Privacy Protector by SoftOrbits did not have any tick box for a very important matter.
Unfortunately, that means it is unable to "cure" the problem.
Some Windows 10 users may not even know about this thing existing.
We are talking about [Windows Update Delivery Optimization].
That is Greek for:
[Windows 10 uses your PC's bandwidth to update strangers' systems]
[Windows 10 uses your bandwidth to send updates to other people]
[Windows 10 Uses Your Bandwidth to Distribute Updates]
You can disable this horror. No need to pay any money or buy any software.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)
#19

Win 10 spying is built into the operating system and every time you restart the computer what ever was loaded to musk the spying options are reset to the win 10 defaults. It is for your own ego to install and run this software, but will not protect you from win 10 spying.

Reply   |   Comment by Jerry  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

That could be a new feature: a win10 registry watcher that start up with windows.

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

Hmm, I just checked with Shutup10, everything is still how I left it. Is it possible you did not use your program correctly?

Reply   |   Comment by Don  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#18

Having reviewed the comments to date, I find there are too many unanswered questions with regard to this product. As such I will definitely pass on this one.
Otherwise keep up the good work Giveaway!

Reply   |   Comment by GRD22  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)
#17

I see a trend here where we will wake up one morning and Windows 10 will pop up installed by all the updates to Windows 8.1. I'd like to see this possibility with Windows 7 but most of these computers may have difficulty managing the complexity of such a change.

Reply   |   Comment by Jimirod  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-13)
#16

The fact that this has over 190 thumbs up already is a little suspicious... especially with only 18 comments on the software. Looking at the range of issues people are experiencing with System Restore and other IE-oriented issues, I am avoiding this one, thanks though, GOTD.

Reply   |   Comment by KK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#15

lol,Softorbits and 82% rating,I almost can't believe because (almost) every their software licence doesn't work after backup/restore and it often crash for me.
I use shutup10+this script http://www.hwinfo.com/misc/RemoveW10Bloat.htm
and I blocked Microsoft over COMODO firewall,svchost and system send sometimes something (around 1kb only) otherwise I have no problems.

Reply   |   Comment by d7bh  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#14

Activating, software froze and had to be stopped. First run said it could not create a restore point. Not a good start.

Reply   |   Comment by turtle  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#13

For the people who say this type of program doesn't work or the settings don't stay or stick, you may have to reboot, at least I found that to be the case. However, I also found that Windows Update may reset all changes, so you may have to use this type of program regularly. It is difficult to be sure which changes survive a Windows Update, if any, but some programs, like Shutup10, have a setting which remembers what changes you made, and restore them. Just FYI.

Reply   |   Comment by Don  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+15)
#12

Like it so far. This is a keeper for me. Ticked all boxes except Windows Defender and zapped Win 10. Got message it could not fix a restore point but System Restore was already disabled as I never use it. Noted clicking on start no longer throws Apps onto screen. Ran program again leaving all boxes unchecked and all changes reverted to settings prior to getting this software. Placed a few handy items like settings (for Win Updating), Notepad, paint, disc cleaner etc on lower taskbar. Then zapped Win 10 again
leaving only Windows Defender unchecked. Verdict so far - Great!

Reply   |   Comment by Sim  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

I don't know about disabling System Restore. Yesterday I installed the latest patches for Win 8 and it totally screwed up my IE. It kept shutting down the web pages I opened and then they were unable to be reopened. Once I used my System Restore and reset it to the point before I installed the updates, everything was fine again. I learned my lesson too, I never used to install any new updates until they were 3 months old, so the bugs would be worked out.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+10)
#11

Ummmm..... Media Center was removed from Windows 10. This is well known, and kind of a big deal. These guys apparently missed that memo.

Reply   |   Comment by Joe M  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

I have used Media Center for years and those that do simply start with a clean, upgraded Win 7 system and then do the free upgrade thus keeping it. The use of Media Center in Win 10 is the same as Win 7 but again you must not opt-in to have your music authenticity verified online and etc. to continue listening and viewing your pirated or copied media. Nothing new here and MS claims people don't use MC and this was simply because they did not know how to get around this! I have done a couple dozen of these without problems normally referred to.

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

Personally I gave up on Windows Media Center because it was so restrictive on how it accessed my hybrid CVBS/DVB-T hardware, to switch between CVBS with analogue tuner and DVB-T I would have to re-detect the card and select the alternate mode and rescan the entire spectrum each time! Far better to use seperate programs that even allowed simultanious viewing CVBS capture and mult-channel picture in picture DVB-T!

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

Yes, programs stops this service only under Windows 7/8.x.

Reply   |   Comment by Softorbits  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#10

@SoftOrbits
"Some Privacy Fixes cannot be reversed even via System Recovery "
Please elaborate.

Reply   |   Comment by StrayCat  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+22)
#9

Is this an insult to Microsoft?
Their Windows 10 is so bad that other companies sell software to "cure" the harm that comes with Windows 10?
Oh, wait. Maybe it is not an insult. Maybe it is the truth.
For those who jumped at the free of charge chance to "upgrade" their Windows 7 to Windows 10.
Please Google the issue first. There are horrors that users write about.
And it is not entirely true that you can turn back anytime to Win7.
After the "upgrade" and downgrade to Win7, your system is not the same.
Your desktop home computer is your desktop. Don't let an OS bully you into treating it as a hybrid of desktop+mobile.
Who needs the freaking useless mobile "apps"?
Stick with XP Pro and if you want to upgrade, Windows 7 Professional.
Hands off Windows 10.
There is a price to pay for "free upgrade" to Windows 10.

Reply   |   Comment by ric  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

I have been an MS Insider from day one. You are right because "there is no free lunch in life!" A downgrade to back to Win 7 can be done if you image your install prior to the free upgrade and want Media Center too.. I would suggest that you really spend the $ 139 for the OEM Win 10 disk, back-up and restore your data after a clean Win 10 install on your new drive though. This method leaves your Win 7 alone and re-usable if you don't like Win 10.

We are using Win 10 Pro on several Graphics and Web Creation PC's in our business. My wife's desktop is still on Win 7 but she's doing all the same things on her free upgraded laptop. (Clean 7 & 10 upgrade)

In the last 6 months on two occasions I did use ask MS for problems I just couldn't sort out. I gave them permission and they took over my PC and fixed the issues while I watched. I did disconnect my data drive though. One issue was the result of a corrupted driver from HP which they located the proper one and installed it. The other was a bad MS-Office Professional install DVD and they installed the new office 2013 and provided a lifetime link and key for re-installs.

No Horrors! My wife upgraded her laptop because she noticed that on Win 10 all of my horrors had vanished.
Actually I have been using MS since 1982 and will just simply say that Win 10 has been the best experience of any OP System I have had. MS has never taken responsibility for your experience before.

Reply   |   Comment by Rick Martin  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

I don't think in terms of bad or good windows. What I do know is that a lot of people sail on the wave of new things; the newest model car, the newest Iphone. Lots of people don't realise dat newer is often not better. In case of Windows 10 Microsoft wants to enter the money there is in big data. Look at the website of the maker softorbits "What windows 10 knows about you". If only half of that is true... People who upgrade only get to hear the good site of windows 10, by the maker. But what happens underneath; they may not realize because it is only shortly mentioned in the 45 page user license agreement (and privacy agreement). And who reads a license agreement of 45 pages? The license agreement states that if you use windows 10 you allow microsoft to collect all kinds of data, according to the windows 10 privacy agreement: "https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/privacystatement/" section windows (10), click on "learn more". I am not advising anything, I am for creating a full picture; not just the one presented by the manufacturer of windows 10.

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

I like XP and Win 7. Upgraded to Win 10 because it said to be a combination of Win 7 & Win 8. After the the install, I hated it. Every command now seem to be a step more to work.

Truth is, from the view point of someone whose not techie, Win 10 is just the same as Win 7, with a few pictures here and there.

My reason for the freebie then is "Why not, it's free?", eventually every company will use Win 10 and all the applications will too be upgraded to a new version, Then, requires a new OS to run them.

I still have my purchase of Office 97 & 2003 (my friend has 2007); as far as for everyday usage, nothing beneficial has been add to each new version of the applications. Who still uses "Office 97"? Your environment changes so you either adapt or be left incompatible with the rest of the world.

If I choose to go back to Win 7, I simply pop my Win 7 disc in & key in the serial #. And for those who don't have the disc, borrow one from a friend or look on-line, or buy a use, old, even dead PC with Win 7 Pro for $30 or less(check eBay, newegg, etc...)

Reply   |   Comment by Aaron  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#8

This should NOT be used by those using Windows 10 as part of the Insider Program. It can disable your ability to update. There are certain privacy features that have to be enabled for it to work.

It's also worth noting that disabling some settings will disable some of the Windows 10 features like Cortana. The data gathered is used in a similar way to the way cookies work.

Reply   |   Comment by Michael Summerset  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#7

So it seems Microsoft is back-porting all the snooping stuff into Windows 7 and 8.1, and this software claims to work there too, which could be handy for some people. I think I'll give it a go...
http://www.infoworld.com/article/2989896/microsoft-windows/windows-snooping-and-nagging-patches-return-kb-3035583-kb-2952664.html

Reply   |   Comment by JohnL  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+25)

JL, the best way to stop MS snooping is to turn off MS updates. I turned them off 2 yrs ago on my win 7 ultimate and have had NIL problems since.

Reply   |   Comment by tommo  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

JL, the best way to stop MS snooping is to turn off MS updates. I turned them off 2 yrs ago on my win 7 ultimate and have had NIL problems since.

Reply   |   Comment by tommo  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#6

I have tried several of these programs and I'm not entirely sure if they work.

If you switch off a feature with one program then another seems to find it still switched on.
There is a onedrive setting that is reversed but no idea which program is at fault.

This program doesn't seem to report what the current settings are. So that's a thumbs down.

An expert review of these programs pitted against each other is needed - anyone ?

Reply   |   Comment by Bill  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+35)
#5

This is also free:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/ultimate-windows-tweaker-4-windows-10

Reply   |   Comment by MIke W  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+14)
#4

This is also freeware :)

https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/1004/security-software/Antispy-for-Windows-10

Reply   |   Comment by Neil Johnston  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+23)

But only for Windows 10.

Privacy Protector 1.0 for Windows 10 is not only for Windows 10. This program works fine with my PC and I have Windows 8.1.

Reply   |   Comment by 79nibo1978  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+33)
#3

Similar product and freeware:

http://www.oo-software.com/en/shutup10

Anyway, thanks giveway and softorbits for sharing.

Reply   |   Comment by Detenova  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+40)
#2

It is extremely easy to modify the services without any 3rd party program but I guess the convenience of having all the iffy tracking services shown with a simple checkbox to enable/disable could be handy. It also offers a HOSTS blacklist function to help prevent visiting known malicious sites and several other tools. All in all not the most useful program & one you would most likely used only few times but no harm in giving it a try.

Reply   |   Comment by bunnyb0y  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+19)

There are 13 pages you have to go to to turn off most of them
There are very good articles on Ars Technica UK about it

http://arstechnica.co.uk/information-technology/2015/08/windows-10-doesnt-offer-much-privacy-by-default-heres-how-to-fix-it/

I have read several articles about it and there are some you won't be able to turn off or remove even with 3rd party software

Reply   |   Comment by Roger  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

There are 13 pages you have to go to to turn off most of them
There are very good articles on Ars Technica UK about it

http://arstechnica.co.uk/information-technology/2015/08/windows-10-doesnt-offer-much-privacy-by-default-heres-how-to-fix-it/

I have read several articles about it and there are some you won't be able to turn off or remove even with 3rd party software

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

People considering trying this software would certainly benefit from reading comments for the previous SoftOrbits giveaway:

http://www.giveawayoftheday.com/photo-makeup/#comments

In short, this is how I just explained my downvote: "SoftOrbits giveaways don't stay activated"

Reply   |   Comment by ouialaraison  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+87)

Problem with activation is fixed, now program keeps it.

Reply   |   Comment by Softorbits  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)
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