Spybot Anti-Beacon was initially designed to address the privacy concerns of users of Windows 10. They do not want to have information about their PC usage sent to Microsoft by various tracking (telemetry) features. It has since been modified to disable similar tracking functionality in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 operating systems.
Spybot Anti-Beacon is updated regularly to include any new telemetry options added. This means that users no longer have to worry if there is still a telemetry option enabled that they may have missed manually, or that a new telemetry option has been included in a recent update for their operating system.
Simply clicking on ‘Customize’ on the main screen of Anti-Beacon will give you a choice to select your level of privacy. There are various protection presets available: ‘None’ allows all tracking options, and ‘Full’ will disable all known tracking features included in Microsoft’s operating systems. ‘Recommended’ is the setting we prefer. But you may set any single option to permitted or blocked by yourself. Then your individual immunization is established.
It is easy to undo changes or set another level, by choosing ‘Customize’ and the new level again. You may also have Anti-Beacon check your protection at every Windows start.
Spybot Anti-Beacon comes in two flavors; as a standard installation or as a Portable Edition compatible with PortableApps.
Why should I buy Anti-Beacon Plus?
Keeping track of changes that appear in Windows updates requires time and knowledge. A curated list packed into a simple to use application saves you the effort required to research all necessary settings. Regular updates will help you to keep your mind on more important things.
Features available only in the PLUS version:
HP CEEment immunizer - https://www.safer-networking.org/antibeacon-immunizers/thptouchpointanalyticsservicesimmunization/
HP Touchpoint Analytics - https://www.safer-networking.org/antibeacon-immunizers/thptouchpointanalyticsservicesimmunization/
Lenovo Customer Feedback Program - https://www.safer-networking.org/antibeacon-immunizers/tlenovocustomerfeedbackprogramscheduledtaskimmunization/
Lenovo Experience Improvement - https://www.safer-networking.org/antibeacon-immunizers/tlenovoexperienceimprovementscheduledtaskimmunization/
Mozilla Firefox Telemetry Group Policy - https://www.safer-networking.org/antibeacon-immunizers/tmozillafirefoxregistryimmunization/
Spybot Anti-Beacon 3.4.8 Build 218 changelog:
- Added Android App Telemetry domains
Added the option to use a system proxy
Improved visuals for customization screen
Minor fixes for dark mode
Improved German translation
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