Reclaim Windows 10 Privacy with Debotnet

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

  1. mood

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    A new certificate (Let's Encrypt) has been issued for the domain (February 5, 2020). Access and download seems to work now.
     
  2. mood

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    Debotnet v0.5.4 Released (February 10, 2020)
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    0.5.4
    • Added "RequireAdmin" parameter, whichs shows a ToolTip over "Run" scripts button with information whether elevated rights are required to peform actions
    • Optimized naming in bloatware category (Removed caption "Remove" before app title) NOTE! You should remove the old scripts directory before overwriting with this package, otherwise you will have double entries - with and without "Remove" in script title - inside the scripts folder.
    • Optimized "Show selected only" (Categories will also be listed)
    • Added script to "Disable app notifications"
    • Renamed script "Removing Telemetry (Advanced)" > "Disable Telemetry (Advanced)"
    • Renamed script "Removing Scheduled tasks (Advanced)" > "Disable Scheduled tasks (Advanced)"
    • Fixed referrer issues due to server migration of mirinsoft.com
    • Optimized update function
    • Minor UI Improvements
     
  3. Belim7

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    Hi,

    unfortunately the server migration cost me some nerves and I hate certificates :mad:
    But everything should be fine now :thumb: Website has been polished too:)

    https://www.mirinsoft.com
    https://www.mirinsoft.com/ms-apps/debotnet

    the old website will be archived soon and is still available under
    https://cloneapp.de/
     
  4. B-boy/StyLe/

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    Thank you both and keep up the good work!
     
  5. mood

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    Debotnet v0.6.0 Released (February 13, 2020)
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    0.6.0
    • Added option to run Debotnet always as administrator and perform deeper system changes (Settings > Run always as administrator)
    • Fixed some critical bugs in accessing and executing code in x86-bit registry environment
    • Fixed a bug in "Disable telemetry" script
    • Optimized bloatware scripts and disabled community updates through GitHub (Manual updating could be done through Import > Import from Git)
    • Added script to privacy > Disable app access to account info
    • Added script to privacy > Disable app access to calendar
    • Added script to privacy > Disable app access to call history
    • Added script to privacy > Disable app access to contacts
    • Added script to privacy > Disable app access to diagnostic information
    • Added script to privacy > Disable app access to documents
    • Added script to privacy > Disable app access to email
    • Added script to privacy > Disable app access to file system
    • Added script to privacy > Disable app access to location
    • Added script to privacy > Disable app access to messaging
    • Added script to privacy > Disable app access to microphone
    • Added script to privacy > Disable app access to motion
    • Added script to privacy > Disable app access to notifications
    • Added script to privacy > Disable app access to other devices
    • Added script to privacy > Disable app access to pictures
    • Added script to privacy > Disable app access to radios
    • Added script to privacy > Disable app access to tasks
    • Added script to privacy > Disable app access to videos
    • Added script to privacy > Disable app access to webcam
    • Added script to privacy > Disable apps from running in background
    • Optimized script "No more forced driver updates"
    • Added Codename "Plinius" to release
    • Several minor stability improvements
    • Several minor UI improvements
     
  6. hayc59

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    thank you
     
  7. hayc59

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    when a new version is released and remove old one...do you need to run the tool again? thanks
     
  8. mood

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    Debotnet v0.6.1 (Plinius) Released (February 17, 2020)
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    0.6.1
    • Added new category "ISO downloader", which allows to download Windows 10 ISO files using Microsoft Media Creation Tool with command line switches and also through MediaCreationTool.bat wrapper (support all versions 1607-1909)
    • Added script to iso downloader > Create bootable USB flash drive
    • Added script to iso downloader > Download Windows 10 ISO of your choice
    • Added script to iso downloader > Windows 10, version 1909 Pro x64
    • Added script to iso downloader > Windows 10, version 1909 Pro x86
    • Added script to privacy > Disable app access to call
    • Added script to privacy > Disable tracking of app starts
    • Minor bug fixes
     
  9. Belim7

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    No, scripts that has been executed once stay the same (you can delete Debotnet but the system changes remain in the system) however you would need to re-run it ONLY after major Windows 10 updates.

    See @FAQ
    https://github.com/mirinsoft/debotnet/wiki/FAQ#Will_Windows_overwrite_my_changes_made_with_Debotnet

    I've explained this also in the latest blog entry
    https://www.mirinsoft.com/blog/18-debotnet/16-improvements-in-debotnet-release-0-6

    I can also recommend this video tutorial about Debotnet (found it today on youtube)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_TNQW8AD3B4
     
  10. mood

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    Debotnet v0.6.2 (Plinius) Released (February 19, 2020)
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  11. mood

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    Debotnet v0.6.3 (Plinius) Released (February 24, 2020)
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  12. Marsman

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    Running Win10 V1809
    D/L V0.6.3 zip file but was unsuccessful in running it. Black screen image d<botnet.
    Have I not extracted, installed or run the Debotnet.exe properly?

    Possibly a corrupt file & wondering if anyone else is having issues with V0.6.3

    Cheers,
    Marsman
     
    Last edited: Feb 24, 2020
  13. paulderdash

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    Yip, had downloaded and extracted, but not run it.

    Just tried running it now - black screen image d<botnet, same as you.
     
  14. Belim7

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    Hey guys,

    this is related to the latest work on the theme function. I've also added a notice in the release notes
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    Optimized theme function (If you are overwriting old files with this update, a reset of bin > debotnet-settings.txt file is necessary. Therefore please delete this file or open it and set in section [RunOnce] the key RunOnce=1 to RunOnce=0
    So, please delete the debotnet-setting.txt file in bin folder and everything will work again.

    Thanks,
    Belim
     
  15. Belim7

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    Tried earlier version, but forgot which one. It did not have an option to reset all settings/registry back to default. Has this been included with the newest versions?

    Thanks,
    Robert
     
  17. Belim7

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    Yes, it is already available since release 0.2.8
    Please note that some changes can not be reverted (e.g. restoring deleted services but these scripts are not highlighted as RECOMMENDED), re-installling the built-in UWP apps (bloatware). Some scripts like the removal of Windows Defender can not be reverted too.
     
  18. Roberteyewhy

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    Thank. Don't care about most UWP apps (my install only came with Solitaire game anyway, which I like) and will not remove WD. Will only use the recommended. Have done most of "telemetry" myself, but tried of doing it every time after major updates.

    Robert
     
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    Debotnet v0.6.4 (Plinius) Released (February 28, 2020)
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    0.6.4
    • Optimized -SHOWCLI parameter (console output remains open in "Run mode")
    • Optimized "Show selected ONLY" function in scripts window and moved option to Import > Export to text file (all selected scripts will be exported to a text file)
    • Added script to edge > Block third party cookies in Edge
    • Added script to edge > Disable AutoFill for credit cards in Edge
    • Added script to edge > Disable favorites bar in Edge
    • Added script to edge > Disable search suggestions in Edge
    • Added script to edge > Disable SmartScreen Filter in Edge
    • Added script to edge > Disable synchronization of data in Edge
    • Added script to edge > Prevent Edge from running in background
    • Added script to gaming > Opt-out nVidia telemetry (Beta)
    • Optimized script Download Windows 10 ISO with PowerShell (added parameter to ByPass the PowerShell ExecutionPolicy)
    • Minor bug fixes
     
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    Windows 10 is a nightmare. Will just start to delete things without asking.
     
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    Debotnet v0.6.5 (Plinius) Released (March 5, 2020)
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    0.6.5
    • Optimized Msg command in scripting engine
    • Updated script in iso downloader > Create bootable USB with Rufus (Updated Rufus to 3.9)
    • Optimized script in bloatware > Gamebar
    • Added script to third-party > Disable CCleaner Health Check
    • Optimized script in third-party > Disable CCleaner Monitoring & more
    • Optimized script in update > No more forced driver updates
    • Optimized script in gaming > Disable Game Bar features
    • Added new theme file "The Goat Theme"
    • Minor spelling corrections in other scripts
    • Minor stability improvements
     
  23. hayc59

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    thank you
     
  24. mood

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    You're welcome :)
     
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    Debotnet v0.6.503 (Plinius) Released (March 7, 2020)
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