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Block Telemetry and Company in Windows 10 with PeerBlock
FreddyfreDate: Saturday, 19-09-2015, 17:46:35 | Message # 1
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Windows 10 now comes with the telemetry feature enabled by default which collects all sorts of user activity and sends it to Microsoft. Unfortunately, Microsoft has provided no way to disable it completely using the Settings app for Home and Pro editions of Windows 10.

There you can set the options "Diagnostic and usage data" to one of the following options, as described by Microsoft:

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Basic
Basic information is data that is vital to the operation of Windows. This data helps keep Windows and apps running properly by letting Microsoft know the capabilities of your device, what is installed, and whether Windows is operating correctly. This option also turns on basic error reporting back to Microsoft. If you select this option, we'll be able to provide updates to Windows (through Windows Update, including malicious software protection by the Malicious Software Removal Tool), but some apps and features may not work correctly or at all.
Enhanced
Enhanced data includes all Basic data plus data about how you use Windows, such as how frequently or how long you use certain features or apps and which apps you use most often. This option also lets us collect enhanced diagnostic information, such as the memory state of your device when a system or app crash occurs, as well as measure reliability of devices, the operating system, and apps. If you select this option, we’ll be able to provide you with an enhanced and personalized Windows experience.
Full
Full data includes all Basic and Enhanced data, and also turns on advanced diagnostic features that collect additional data from your device, such as system files or memory snapshots, which may unintentionally include parts of a document you were working on when a problem occurred. This information helps us further troubleshoot and fix problems. If an error report contains personal data, we won't use that information to identify, contact, or target advertising to you. This is the recommended option for the best Windows experience and the most effective troubleshooting.



This is not acceptable for many users.

How much expose has been tested on Windows 10 x64 for one month, time to discover the connections and find the IP without blocking with the hosts file that has limits because MS created a whitelist, in a file in this I can not remember the name "sorry", which in some cases bypassing the hosts file. Confirm that there are no instability of the system of any kind safely use Office 2013 Pro.

To check that what I describe is completed, that is interrupted communication with MS I have supported with various software.

This in my opinion is the easiest method is also suitable for less experienced, probably already know some PeerBlock, software that unfortunately the latest version was released in January 2014 but it works perfectly well with Win10, are not the only one who says so, also if in the English language, its use is very simple, nothing special to set up but only add the files I created with notepad, there is also the manufacturer's site a block for Microsoft but for the time being updated is useless his use because it only blocks a part of the IP by MS.

At present I am writing no communication is allowed to MS so you can not run Windows Update, this can be good or bad depending on your point view, for those who want to perform upgrades there are two possibilities, when you want to update Windows just temporarily disable the connection with PeerBlockclick with DX button on the IP blocked, and allow or simply eliminate from my files but would not recommend as these also serve to another IP.

The alternative method is to use a firewall adding a block all IP that find in my files, so this method is not suitable for everyone and certainly a lot more work, to those who say that simply use a firewall and block outbound connections when They are reported, from what some gurus of the industry that is not enough, I was not able to test.

Homepage PeerBlook

Download v1.2

Set PeerBlock to start automatically

There I-BlockList but this in my opinion is no longer updated.

Download Microsoft Anti-Telemetry & Company Add File in Peerblock

Microsoft Anti-Telemetry & Company Alternative method, Add URL to Peerblock when I modify the list, automatically updating PeerBlock

Update 27/09/2015 by me. When necessary, the list is updated.

Note: Anti-Telemetry & Company covers the entire network range IP for added protection, includes Akamai Technology and block Bing, for those who want to run for example Windows Update temporarily disable the blocked IP, in this way, this is still protected by telemetry.

Other BlockList

Download Facebook Update 05/09/2015

Download Amazon Update 27/09/2015


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karthickDate: Sunday, 20-09-2015, 18:14:24 | Message # 2
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Block with kaspersky
http://rghost.net/7Plwql8F4
 
FreddyfreDate: Sunday, 20-09-2015, 18:50:21 | Message # 3
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karthick
Now with Kaspersky test my method and you will see many other blocks including IP uses  biggrin


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7ThundersDate: Wednesday, 23-09-2015, 20:15:58 | Message # 4
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thanks for sharing! smile

good app i've been using this in my torrents
 
FreddyfreDate: Sunday, 27-09-2015, 15:50:39 | Message # 5
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Update topic #1
Microsoft Anti-Telemetry & Company, Update 27/09/2015

add Amazon Technologies

Firefox from version 37 communicates with Amazon without your knowledge, check wink with no way you can turn off completely


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by Freddy
 
karthickDate: Wednesday, 30-09-2015, 08:05:36 | Message # 6
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http://www.genusa.com/amazon.txt
http://www.genusa.com/amazon_cidr.txt (with Kaspersky)


Message edited by karthick - Wednesday, 30-09-2015, 08:23:02
 
RTKDate: Saturday, 07-11-2015, 16:36:58 | Message # 7
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Neat, thx for this tip and petty cool site, just found it!

For some reason, I am unable to view this site in firefox, so I am using IE, also I notice there is some lag delay when I am typing and leaving a post.


Message edited by RTK - Saturday, 07-11-2015, 16:39:26
 
FreddyfreDate: Saturday, 07-11-2015, 17:19:56 | Message # 8
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RTK, all browser works, tested with Firefox x32 & x64, Opera and Yandex

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RTKDate: Saturday, 07-11-2015, 18:10:36 | Message # 9
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How am I suppose to add the .txt files to peerblock?

This is the method I used.

In PeerBlock I went to List Manager, add, than selected file and browsed to the Facebook.txt filled in the description, set  it to block than clicked ok, then let it update, is this right?

I did the same thing with the MS file, but when I went to bing.com, It was not blocked. I do not plan on blocking bing, but was just using it as a test, but it did not seem to work.


Message edited by RTK - Saturday, 07-11-2015, 19:09:12
 
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