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WPD v1.1.582

 

Hi there! If you are here you have probably heard about rather tricky and complex Windows 10 privacy settings and how much data it can collect without user’s knowledge or consent.

So, we have tried to resolve this problem and created WPD – a tweaker that contains all main settings in one place! You can customize Group Policy, Services and Tasks, responsible for data collection and sending, as you like. And furthermore, if you want, you can block a bunch of Microsoft's ip's to which data is sent.

Disable Windows features and make various tweaks
Wrapped in a clean and attractive interface, this program provides you with intuitive and practical options for tweaking your computer, whether you're running Windows 7 or 10. It doesn't require installation so you can copy the downloaded package to a USB flash drive to directly launch it on any PC without setup. Administrative rights are required, though.

The main app menu is brought up to the screen at startup, allowing you to access the privacy-related features, firewall settings, apps to uninstall, or other tweaks to make.

Configure privacy, firewall and app settings
When it comes to privacy matters, you can deactivate the steps recorder, advertising ID, search companion, telemetry, Windows Error Reporting, handwriting auto learning, OneDrive (for file storage), and others. Some of the options displayed here might seem confusing. However, you don't have to look up definitions on the web since WPD shows descriptions in tooltips next to each option. Otherwise, you can disable everything listed here with the click of a button.

As far as firewall settings are concerned, Windows Privacy Dashboard can be instructed to block Windows telemetry, third-party apps and Windows Updates from establishing Internet connections. If you change your mind and wish to reset these options to default, you can simply delete the newly created rules.

Uninstall unwanted apps and perform tweaks
Only Modern UI apps can be uninstalled with the aid of this utility, whether they came bundled with the operating system or got installed from other sources. Lastly, the tweaker gives you the possibility to hide sync provider notifications, allow the swap file to be cleared during restart, and prevent apps from using your camera, microphone and other devices.

Taking everything into consideration, WPD turns out to be a straightforward and useful system tweaker. It enabled and disabled system settings without any issues on Windows 10 in our tests.

WPD is free, totally portable, has a nice user-friendly interface, and doesn't contain any advertisement or malicious code.

Currently we don't have a code signing certificate, so Widnows SmartScreen might be little nervous, just skip it.

Supported OS:

  • Windows 10 Enterprise 1709, 1703, 1607
  • Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB 2016, 2015
  • Windows 10 Pro 1709, 1703, 1607
  • Windows 10 Home 1709, 1703
  • Windows 8-8.1
  • Windows 7

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Changelog:

1.1.582 - 10/18/2017

  • Added Fall Creators Update support.
  • Added command line arguments. For more info check Readme file inside the archive.
  • Added warning dialog box when trying to delete all apps.
  • Fixed work on Windows 7 and Windows 8 Home.
  • Updated build-in firewall rules.
  • Firewall notification icon now requires only the first rule to be applied.
  • Added notification label showing the date of the latest available rule (built-in or online).
  • User interface improvements.
  • Bug fixes.

1.1.512 - 08/09/2017

  • Updated build-in firewall rules.
  • Minor fixes.
  • Preparing for the Fall Creators Update.

1.1.475 - 07/03/2017

  • Appx package errors no longer terminate WPD.

1.1.474 - 07/02/2017

  • Added ability to create system restore point.
  • Added new settings to the Tweaker tab.
  • Added Windows 8-8.1 support.
  • Updated build-in firewall rules.
  • Better error handling.
  • Minor fixes.

1.1.451 - 06/10/2017

  • Updated firewall rules.
  • User interface improvements.
  • 1.1.435 - 05/24/2017
  • Added new firewall tab.
  • Added feedback button.
  • Updated firewall rules.
  • User interface improvements.

1.0.395 - 04/14/2017

  • Code has been rewritten and optimized.
  • New UI.
  • Added ability to delete built-in Windows Store apps.
  • Added Switch All button to the privacy tab.
  • Added full support of Windows 10 Home.
  • Added new settings to the tweaker tab.

Home: https://getwpd.com/

 

Download: https://getwpd.com/get/latest.zip

Firewall rules: Oct 17, 2017

CRC32: 0FF17F90

 

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