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WPD v1.2.855

 

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.

Privacy management
Customize Group Policy, Services, Tasks and other settings responsible for data collection and transmission.

Firewall rules
Block telemetry IP's using firewall rules from the @crazy-max repository.

Appx uninstaller
Easy remove pre-installed Windows Store garbage or any other app.

Supported OS:

  • Windows 10 Enterprise 1803, 1709, 1703, 1607
  • Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB 2016, 2015
  • Windows 10 Education 1803, 1709
  • Windows 10 Pro 1803, 1709, 1703, 1607
  • Windows 10 Home 1803, 1709, 1703
  • Windows 8-8.1
  • Windows 7

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Changelog:

1.2.855 7-18-2018

  • Fixed Windows 10 Home is being detected as unsupported edition.

1.2.853 7-16-2018

  • Added support for Windows 10 Education.
  • Added unsupported OS warning.
  • Fixed helper() startup error on some machines.
  • Fixed unhandled exception in firewall tab, if third-party app prevents access to firewall.
  • Updated build-in firewall rules.

1.2.777 5-1-2018

  • Added support for April 2018 Update.
  • Added new privacy settings (depends on Windows version)
  • Added ability to choose between Basic and Security Telemetry levels (Enterprise only)
  • Added new command line arguments. For more info check a Readme file inside the archive.
  • Added ability to see your name in the title bar (for Donators)
  • Removed the Tweaker tab, all privacy related settings moved to Privacy tab.
  • Updated build-in firewall rules.
  • User interface enhancements and improvements.
  • Bug fixes.

Home: https://getwpd.com/

 

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

Firewall rules: Jul 9, 2018

CRC32: 4036AF48

 

gHacks.net Review: Control Windows 10 Privacy with WPD

 

Edited by vissha
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