W10Privacy can display common Windows 10 security settings that can be activated as well as deactivated within the program. It also allows importing and exporting of your changes.
While there are a lot of Windows 10 privacy tools out there, many of them lack the detail this program has. Of course, this means that it might take you a bit longer to go through your choices.
For those who don’t want to go into detail you can choose from 3 predefined settings. While the design is very simple, there are also 3 colors so that you can easily spot the these 3 settings:
Green – Recommended – this is a conservative mode. Yellow – Conditionally recommended – probably the best bet but look over the choices. Red – Restricted – think of this as geek mode. Better know what you’re doing. Must run as administrator.
Also, other similar apps don’t always have a back or set a restore point making them a bit scary. This program however does offer a save, save as and load options so you can backup and import or export your settings anytime.
W10Privacy has a built in update checker and a handful of user settings as well.
– Integration of other deactivatable tasks that are related to the Office products. The tasks are only displayed in W10Privacy if they also exist on the system.
– Change of red color for restricted settings for better readability. Many thanks to Florin for the hint!
– Fix registry key to disable Windows 10 upgrades. Here a space had crept in the key name (“Windows Updates” instead of “Windows Updates”). Many thanks to Tricknik for the meaningful hint!.