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Privacy Protector for Windows 11 Giveaway
$49.99
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Giveaway of the day — Privacy Protector for Windows 11

Protect private user data in Windows.
$49.99 EXPIRED
User rating: 16 9 comments

Privacy Protector for Windows 11 was available as a giveaway on January 23, 2024!

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Privacy Protector for Windows 11 helps to cope with privacy problems in this OS. There are numerous services in Windows 10/11 that collect private user's data of all possible kinds. This software tool helps to solve all Windows 10/11 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 10/11 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:
• 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 11. It also disables Keylogger that sends all data typed on the keyboard to MS servers (that may also contain credit card numbers, passwords, personal details, etc.). To prevent the appearance of new unwanted crawlers and Windows 10/11 privacy spies, the program allows to disable Windows Update. This feature is also available for Windows ver. 7-8. The program blocks Microsoft IP addresses and helps to add rules for them in Windows Firewall.
The most of spying programs work in the background, consuming a decent part of available system resources. That is why disabling will not only provide you proper privacy, but will also improve your system performance. Privacy Protector for Windows 11 always creates a system restore point before establishing any changes to roll back if needed.

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

System Requirements:

Windows 11

Publisher:

SoftOrbits

Homepage:

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

File Size:

1.2 MB

Licence details:

6 months

Price:

$49.99

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I have now rebooted the computer (as requested by PP) to find it will not accept my PIN to boot-up:
"Your organisation requires that you change your PIN".
Not a problem but, also, not expected. Now have to remember a different PIN. I wonder what other consequences I will encounter having used PP.

On considering rolling back the changes, I find that PP has not created a Restore Point as it said it would before running its Fix! Now unable to undo anything PP has Fixed, even if I wanted to.

Kaspersky is now warning me that my web browser (Brave) is attempting to get access to malware (the same as the above warnings in #1).

I think we need some comment on these problems.

Reply   |   Comment by regbox  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+12)

regbox, Good on you for using Brave. Firefox is good too.

Reply   |   Comment by Jake  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#1

Thanks for the free version. I've just installed the software and registered it. Opened the programme and kept the suggested Privacy settings to be Fixed.

On running the Fix, my Kaspersky virus checker showed an alert that Rapport (financial protection software) is "attempting to get access to malware":
Detected - Trojan.Win32.Hosts2.gen
Location - C:\Windows\System32\drivers\etc\hosts

The only options to deal with this (by Kaspersky) were Disinfect/Delete/Block
There being no other way around the alert, I chose to Block it.
A little while later, while Privacy Protector was still running, Kaspersky showed another alert: Avast Service (virus checker) with the same warning.
Not wanting to disable my virus checker, I chose to ignore the warning.

Eventually, PP finished its Fix and said a restart was required to apply the changes. As Kaspersky hasn't shown these alerts before, I assume this is something to do with the PP programme working its Fix. Should I accept that the hosts file is malware or has something that PP has done duped Kaspersky into thinking it is malware.

I tried to run the Hosts file through VirusTotal but as it is in use it can't access it. I'll post this message and then reboot to see what happens.

Reply   |   Comment by regbox  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+21)

regbox, chances are PP is trying to use the hosts file to block outgoing connections to known or suspected telemetry servers. you can look at the file itself it is a text file just open it in notepad.exe google "what is hosts file" for more information.
TK

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)

regbox, from the product home page https://www.softorbits.net/windows-10-privacy-protector/ :

"Blocks more than 60 Microsoft IP addresses engaged in user activity tracking on host level (by modifying the hosts file)"

Kaspersky just detects the writes to the hosts file and assumes it's malicious towards the user instead of towards Microsoft.
TK

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

regbox, like any other privacy protector software, it is expected to see the virus warning signs or malware signs on any virus protection software installed. But that is not the reason you should not install software like this, the primary problem created is the privacy protection by itself. Win 10,11 will do some sort of update (at least once a week in the background) and will reset everything back to the default OS, effectively nullifying the setups to the defaults and all of the privacy setting do not exist. You have to run this software again and again and again until the 6 months are over as an extended trial.
In my opinion, not worth the trouble and the efforts involved to maintain it as useful protector. Some web sites do not run properly if the location services are disabled or if you nave VPN.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

TK, thanks for the response. I looked at the link you gave to the product home page and it's frightening what they say Microsoft is receiving from Windows 10. Is it true what they say? If so, who needs hackers. What do MS do with all that information? It sounds like a programme like PP is needed. I presume the advice is to ignore warnings like the ones I've shown as PP is doing its work.

However, the reply from mike seems to say that even though PP is working it is of only limited use and protection if all or most of the settings which it Fixes are automatically reset to Microsoft's defaults on a regular basis so that they have to be Fixed again and again.

I notice the programme's publisher doesn't tell us in advance about the possible virus warnings, or the resetting of boot-up PIN. I wonder if they will respond to these comments.

Reply   |   Comment by regbox  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

"Should I accept that the hosts file is malware ..."

TK gave good advice to Google the Hosts file. You'll find what it does -- per Microsoft: "The Hosts file is used by the operating system to map human-friendly hostnames to numerical Internet Protocol (IP) addresses which identify and locate a host in an IP network." -- how to fix things if it's not working, how to reset it to defaults etc.

partitionwizard.com/news/hosts-file-not-working.html

support.microsoft.com/en-us/topic/how-to-reset-the-hosts-file-back-to-the-default-c2a43f9d-e176-c6f3-e4ef-3500277a6dae

"Win 10,11 will do some sort of update (at least once a week in the background) and will reset everything back to the default OS,..."

I've seen/had times when it would actually have been nice if that were true, so I could skip fixing something myself. ;) But Microsoft makes much [most?] of its money from biz using its products & services, & it's NOT going to muck around changing stuff in Windows that's been set up by the IT folks. Google's too anxious to get that biz to risk ticking IT off. At the same time, the SoftOrbits team is NOT going to release any app that's guaranteed to flood them with support requests because it stopped working.

That said, it's easy to set up a local account in Windows that's not tied to you as an individual. It's easy to set up a VM [Virtual Machine] that can be completely reset and can use random MAC addresses -- Microsoft has free VMs to download. It's easy, if slow, to use the TOR browser. You can use the Enterprise version of Windows, which won't activate outside a corporate IT environment, and has very little if anything tying it to you personally, though you'll give up some features like wallpaper or a PIN. You can run Linux -- the experience is much closer to running Windows nowadays -- either installed or from a USB drive.

Reply   |   Comment by mike  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

regbox, much of the private data sent to Microsoft falls mostly into two categories, the most annoying (to me) is the Customer Experience Improvement Program, used to be optional under Vista but gradually became mandatory. That shares usage and error reports with Microsoft behind the scenes. It is an extension and obfuscation of the old Windows Error Reporting system that used to be an upfront optional feature.
The rest are cloud computing service features like hand writing recognition improvement, the new desktop search engine/assistant, voice recognition, and various cloud optimised features I can't be bothered to look up. Privacy involves disabling all the cloud services and crippling the Customer Experience Improvement Program and similar reporting functions. Are Microsoft even interested in your data, not corporately but might use it anonymised to train it's AI engine(logical deduction based upon how aggressive AI engines are in scraping data from sources that never consented to being used in training AI engines)

Softorbits and other so called privacy protector vendors have an agenda to try and sell their product so you WILL see concerning fear, uncertainty and doubt and veiled libelous claims of malicious intent by Microsoft. They amplify the concerns and negate any negative side effect of loss of cloud service functionality. Take their rhetoric with a pinch of salt. I have personally disabled cloud services myself and disabled CEIP to reduce unnecessary processes and resource hogs rather than any data privacy concerns as I'd never have used the features anyway.
TK

Reply   |   Comment by TK  –  4 months ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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