Over the past one month, we have discussed about various scripts and tools available for blocking various apps, services and others channels via which Microsoft may fetch your personal data. Some of these tools are created by privacy conscious individuals while others have been designed by professionals like Disable Win Tracking, DoNotSpy10, O&O Shutup, Spybot Anti-Beacon etc. All of these tools help a Windows 10 user configure settings in the PC so that some of the personal data is not sent off to the Microsoft servers. Now, Ashampoo has also released a similar tool called Ashampoo AntiSpy for Windows 10 which also protects your privacy from being exposed in Windows 10.
The Ashampoo AntiSpy for Windows 10 tool is a portable program and when you launch it, it displays the status of various services, apps and other settings (43 in total) that are considered responsible for tracking. It automatically selects the recommended tracking settings that you should turn off, but you can also click on the Action on the top and choose either the default or recommended settings.
Of course, you can also go through all these settings (which are categorized under General, Camera, Microphone, Windows & Cortana, Account Info, Contacts, Calendar, Message, Radios and Others) and select the ones you want to turn off. As soon as you flip the settings switch on or off, the Ashampoo AntiSpy tool makes changes to Windows 10 settings.
Windows 10 keeps some settings pre-configured during the installation which leads to sending out of your usage data to Microsoft servers. Ashampoo AntiSpy for Windows 10 is a small portable app for Windows 10 users who want to secure their privacy settings. It can help you configure Windows 10 settings, services, apps and policies so as to improve the privacy settings.
You can download Ashampoo AntiSpy for Windows 10 from https://www.ashampoo.com/en/usd/pin/1004/security-software/Antispy-for-Windows-10.