Reclaim Windows 10 Privacy with Debotnet

Discussion in 'privacy technology' started by Belim7, Dec 23, 2019.

  1. Belim7

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    Hey guys,

    here's my newest addition, which goes by the name of Debotnet.

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

    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.

    With Debotnet you can choose which unwanted functions you wish to deactivate. You will be able to select from almost 70 options to tailor your Windows 10 experience to your own privacy comfort level.

    The app is currently in beta stage. You will find more information on the blog post here
    https://www.mirinsoft.com/blog/news/60-take-charge-of-locking-down-your-privacy-with-debotnet

    Screenshot
    https://www.mirinsoft.com/images/news/Take%20charge%20of%20locking%20down%20your%20privacy%20with%20Debotnet.png

    Download Debotnet

    http://www.imirin.com/files/37/Debotnet/51/Debotnet.zip

    You can reach out to Debotnet also on GitHub
     
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    Reclaim privacy on Windows 10 with new Debotnet tool
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    https://www.ghacks.net/2019/12/24/reclaim-privacy-on-windows-10-with-new-debotnet-tool/
     
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    Debotnet v0.2.3 Released (January 2, 2020)
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    Debotnet v0.2.4 Released (January 4, 2020)
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    EatosDesign aka addy Windows 9 Icons sounds like one right down my alley.

    Poor developers of all circles. Microsoft is really made them wrestle to fix their very unfinished O/S.

    If or when forced over to that junk, hopefully more projects will be equally & better fashioned for users to stomach 10's debacle mess.

    Very nice helpful program!!
     
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    Debotnet v0.2.5 Released (January 6, 2020)
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    Debotnet v0.2.6 Released (January 8, 2020)
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    Debotnet v0.2.8 Released (January 14, 2020)
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    Added Undo/Revert script function
    This option changes registry keys, turns on services, scheduled tasks etc. back to Windows 10/Third-party apps defaults. Therefore another code section [Undo] has been added to .DS1/Script files. The bloatware UWP apps will not be reinstalled, although I am not a fan of these, but appropriate PowerShell switches could be added to script files. The Backup function provided from v0.2.3 to 0.2.7 is obsolete and has been removed now

    Further changes
    • Added script to Remove Windows Defender (Advanced)
    • Reverted changes of scripts context menu added in v0.2.7 (Context menu opens the same "Select" menu provided in v0.2.6)
    • Optimized script "Download Wim Tweak"
    • Updated link to Documentation on GitHub (@mirinsoft/debotnet/wiki)
    • Renamed .design "Debotnet Dimmed" > "Debotnet++"
    • Updated several script files
    • Minor UI Improvements
    • Minor bug fixes
     
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    Debotnet v0.2.9 Released (January 19, 2020)
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    0.2.9
    • Revised output in Debug window completely
    • Added new filter category "bloatware" (Navigation panel > Select > bloatware)
    • Optimized theme function (Changed [Template] > [Theme] section)
    • Optimized exiting of design settings
    • Optimized creating of protocol in Debug window
    • Fixed bug in resize function (Debug options disappeared in in full screen mode)
    • Added script to disable new Cortana app on 20H1
    • Optimized script "Turn off ad tracking"
    • Optimized script "Disable Compatibility Telemetry"
    • Optimized several other scripts
    • Updated wiki and FAQ (@mirinsoft/debotnet/wiki)
    • Several minor bug fixes
     
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    Debotnet v0.3.0 Released (January 23, 2020)
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    Debotnet v0.4.0 Preview Released (January 25, 2020)
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    Debotnet v0.4.5 Preview Released (January 26, 2020)
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    Debotnet v0.5.0 Released (January 28, 2020)
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    0.5.0
    • Completely redesigned UI with focus on better manageable categories
    • Added script to "Disable Windows Defender"
    • Added script to "Delay feature updates"
    • Added script to "Remove Cortana"
    • Added script to "Uninstall Software with GeekUninstaller"
    • Added script to "Disable Windows Media DRM Internet Access" (Security)
    • Added script to "Disable password reveal button" (Security)
    • Added new category "deprecated apps" (here you will find download links to classic -non-uwp apps, e.g. Calculator, Sticky Notes etc. which are deprecated by Microsoft or listed for deprecation)
    • Optimized CLI support
    • Redesigned themes
    • Numerous stability improvements
    • Numerous minor bug fixes
     
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    I am a summing once an item is ticked the update button does its thing to remove item?
     
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    a good question over at BBR forum
    once you make a change,,,,can you reverse the action?
     
  17. Belim7

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    Hi,

    yes, the most actions can be reverted. You could open the code of the script file [Debotnet > Upper right corner > Code] and take a look into the [Undo] section, to check whether revert is possible. If it says, something like this.

    Code:
    [Undo]
    Info1=Msg,This script changes can not be reverted.
    Then, its NOT possible. Statements like these are the exception, but I also advise against running these scripts, where an Undo is not possible.

    Please check also this FAQ entry
    https://github.com/mirinsoft/debotnet/wiki/FAQ#Will_it_break_Windows

    Belim
     
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    The scripts repository used in Debotnet is maintained on GitHub >> https://github.com/mirinsoft/debotnet/tree/master/scripts
    If you see that a script does not work or has not been updated for a long time, you can get the latest version from the GitHub repo.

    Regards
    Belim
     
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    Debotnet v0.5.1 Released (January 30, 2020)
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    0.5.1
    • Optimized initialization routine
    • Optimized script "Disable Telemetry"
    • Added new IsInstalled parameter
    • Added script to "Manage Windows updates with WUA Manager"
    • Added script to "Enhance CCleaner with Winapp2.ini" (Category > third-party)
      Please read here the latest data protection scandal from Avast.
    • Optimized script update function
    • Added new "Debotnet Light" theme
    • Numerous minor UI Improvements
    • Minor Bug fixes
     
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    thank you Belim
     
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    Debotnet v0.5.2 Released (January 31, 2020)
    Added new category "ninite apps" (it supports downloading
    and keeping all apps up-to-date listed on ninite.com service)
    This is an experimental feature and can disappear in feature versions of Debotnet.


    Download
    https://www.mirinsoft.com/ms-apps/debotnet
     
  22. mood

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    Windows 10 Privacy: Debotnet 0.5 update brings massive improvements
    February 1, 2020
    https://www.ghacks.net/2020/02/01/w...otnet-0-5-update-brings-massive-improvements/
     
  23. warrior99

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    Thank you , Belim7 nice work..
     
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    Debotnet v0.5.3 Released (February 5, 2020)
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    0.5.3
    • Fixed issue in saving script status (Script status has not been saved, if it was selected with a double click)
    • Fixed issue in status window #22
    • Fixed GUI bug in search (MouseMove event leads to flickering of control)
    • Added option to "Show all selected scripts" (Right-click Script window > Show selected only)
    • Added option to "Import scripts from GitHub" (Footer menu > Import > Import from Git)
    • Experimental Ninite support from v0.5.2 is now part of Debotnet stable release
    • Added Codename "Centaur" to release
    • Added new theme (Debotnet Centaur)
    • Minor script Improvements
    • Minor log output optimizations
    • Minor UI Improvements
     
  25. B-boy/StyLe/

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    https://www.mirinsoft.com/ms-apps/debotnet is showing SSL_ERROR_BAD_CERT_DOMAIN

    I didn't add it to the exclusions and got the file through GitHub. Please check and fix the issue Belim. Thanks! :)

    Edit: After a retry now is showing:

     
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