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Currently are 111 privacy scripts available (01-23-2020)

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Debotnet - Your copy of Windows 10 is now Debotnetted!

A free and portable tool for controlling Windows 10's many privacy-related settings and keep your personal data private.


alt text Custom themes can be found here

Reclaim privacy on Windows 10 with Debotnet!

The Windows 10 default privacy settings leave a lot to be desired when it comes to protecting you and your private information. Whenever I set up a new computer or update a current setup for my family or job, I always carefully go through the privacy settings for each install, making sure to lock it down to make it as private as possible.

Windows 10 has raised several concerns about privacy due to the fact that it has a lot of telemetry and online features, which send your data (sensitive and not) to Microsoft and can't be disabled, which means Microsoft can:

  • Run software on your computer without your consent
  • Get data from your computer without your consent
  • Remove software and files from your computer without your consent

This qualifies Windows 10 as malware, and more specifically, a botnet.

Debotnet requires Windows 10 including both 32-bit and 64-bit versions.

You can read a more complete introduction in the blog post here.

🎨 Features

  • Disable telemetry and online features, which send your data (sensitive and not) to Microsoft
  • Choose which unwanted functions you wish to disable
  • Debotnet will show you what it's doing. You have full control, because the executing code can be viewed in a simple text editor
  • Simple scripting engine for adding custom privacy rules
  • Debug mode. E.g. the Test mode lets you see which values are twisted in registry or commands executed
  • Scripts updated on GitHub
  • Modern and familiar UI, with theme support
  • Small footprint. No installation required.
  • Portable

🔨 Usage

As above mentioned Debotnet's main tools (in this case the scripts for debotnetting Windows) are not hard coded. Debotnet is based upon simple .DS1 files which define exactly which registry keys, files and or/services should be disabled, blocked, deleted etc. and preserved by the program. These script files allows you to execute command-line tools and parameter and also simple PowerShell code.

🐾 Example

[Info]
ID=No more forced updates
Ver=1.0
Desc=This will notify when updates are available, and you decide when to install them.\n\nThe values added to registry with this script will prevent forced updates.
Dev=Federico Dossena
DevURL=https://github.com/adolfintel/Windows10-Privacy
WinVer=Compatible with Windows 10
Evaluation=Recommended
EvaluationColor=009e5e

[Code]
Task1=Try,query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v NoAutoUpdate,STDOUT
Task2=Try,query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v AUOptions,STDOUT
Task3=Try,query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v ScheduledInstallDay,STDOUT
Task4=Try,query "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v ScheduledInstallTime,STDOUT
File5=Reg,add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v NoAutoUpdate /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f,STDOUT
File6=Reg,add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v AUOptions /t REG_DWORD /d 2 /f,STDOUT
File7=Reg,add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v ScheduledInstallDay /t REG_DWORD /d 0 /f,STDOUT
File8=Reg,add "HKLM\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate\AU" /v ScheduledInstallTime /t REG_DWORD /d 3 /f,STDOUT

A list of available commands can be found here

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💬 Suggesting features / providing feedback

Please use the official community or report an Issue on GitHub

🚀 Acknowledgments

📜 License

100% Free, also for commercial purposes


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