I am looking for a tool to configure the various privacy and related settings in Windows 10.
It should allow me to configure all the various options for sending data or "phoning home" that windows 10 has, as well as the various annoyances, such as automatically installing promoted apps like "Candy Crush Soda Saga"
ideally it would have some short plain language explanation for each option, and the possible negative consequences for disabling them
ideally it would allow me to configure options that are very hidden or not available at all trough the normal windows GUI (I.e. the candy crush setting is only available through the registry)
it should obviously itself be spyware-free and not send any information to the internet or install unwanted software
It should not get broken in future windows updates, or break future windows updates. Since it is hard to predict the future, this probably means some sort of active development team that tests and reacts to windows updates.
price is a minor concern. It does not have to be free.
I found several tools that proclaim to offer something of that sort. Some look promising, among them:
- Windows 10 Lite (Better Privacy)
- Ashampoo AntiSpy for Windows 10
- Destroy Windows Spying
- O&O ShutUp10
I am a bit worried that trying out all of these tools would break something, and I don't know how to verify how well each tool actually works.
I am looking for a recommendation from someone with a deeper understanding of these issues.