Spybot Anti-Beacon for Windows 10

Discussion in 'other anti-malware software' started by ArchiveX, Aug 20, 2015.

  1. Alexhousek

    Alexhousek Registered Member

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    That article is over 6 months old. There have been some new programs that have come out since then that are very good.
     
  2. Hiltihome

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    I will not go in details, as there are so many posts about at least six updates, for WIN7/8, that You should avoid, to prevent from more telemetry, than it was part of WIN7/8 when it came out.

    Not all telemetry functions are bad.
    I do not reccomend to kill them all.
    Using the related button in GWX-Control-Panel does the right thing.

    If You want's more privacy, You should not use Windows OS.

    That's my point.
     
  3. ArchiveX

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    Which ones are you referring to? :confused:
     
  4. Alexhousek

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    For example, GWX Control Panel.
     
  5. ArchiveX

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    The tools I was referring to

    [Destroy Windows 10 Spying, Disable Win Tracking, DoNotSpy 10,
    Windows 10 Privacy and Sh*t, Windows 10 Privacy Fixer, W10 Privacy,
    Shut Up 10, Spybot Anti-Beacon for Windows 10,
    Ashampoo AntiSpy for Windows 10, Windows Privacy Tweaker,
    and Win10 Spy Disable.]

    deal with the Windows 10 Privacy issues.


    GWX Control Panel primary purpose is to keep Windows 7/8.1 users
    away from getting Windows 10 Upgrades.


    From HERE


    GWX Control Panel

    [ Doesn't do any specific checking or disabling of
    Windows "telemetry" features,
    although this may appear as an optional capability
    in a future release.
    ]

    http://www.overpic.net/viewer.php?file=xd72u2siw9z8dcdely064.png

    Where are the Windows 10 Privacy related
    settings of GWX Control Panel?
     

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  6. EASTER

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    Is there anymore new ones recently released besides these posted?

    If nothing else they help better identify for removal unneeded files and settings for me that are dormants. And if anyone who is followed down thru the years knows, I like a bare minimum and clean disk with EVERYTHING audited locally and accounted for ;)

    Any good Defragmenter also doubles for you as a forensics tool. It effectively uncovers files you'll never need or use that you never knew is been laying around on the disc. And my motto continues, a clean disc is a faster running disk (SSD's excluded because i'm not there yet with those)
     
  7. Rasheed187

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    OK I see, I thought these updates were only related to Win 7.

    They don't exist, and that's what the misunderstanding was about. I was simply looking for a way to turn off existing telemetry services in Win 8, so GWX Control Panel won't help with that.
     
  8. ArchiveX

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    Exactly! :thumb:


    "Dr. Freud", upstairs, had no idea about what he wrote...:confused:
     
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  9. Amanda

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    I installed SpyBot Anti-Beacon on a VM with Windows 10. Almost everything gets applied upon reboot, except the telemetry hosts. Is there anything I need to do in order to make that be applied on reboot?

    EDIT: I see that it's fine now. I guess Microsoft keeps adding telemetry hosts and thus it's not easy for SpyBot to keep up.
     
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  10. mood

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    Spybot Anti-Beacon v2.1 Released (May 29, 2018)
    Announcement
    Download (9,7 MB): https://download.spybot.info/AntiBeacon/SpybotAntiBeacon-2.1-setup.exe
     
  11. Rasheed187

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    I still like this tool, doesn't seem to be causing any problems and blocks Windows from communicating with most M$ servers. :thumb:
     
  12. mood

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    Spybot Anti-Beacon v3.0.5 Released (September 17, 2018)
    Download Installer (10,7 MB): https://download.spybot.info/AntiBeacon/SpybotAntiBeacon-3.0-setup.exe
    Download portable version (8,1 MB): https://download.spybot.info/AntiBeacon/Portable/SpybotAntiBeaconPortable-safer-networking.org_3.0.0.paf.exe
    Version History
    Version 3.0.5
    September 17th, 2018

    This release introduces a paid for version that supports additional non-Microsoft immunizers.
     
  13. warrior99

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    Spybot Anti-Beacon Plus - One Year License €7.99 ?
    Ok Installed this Was able to immunize Everything Without paying for Plus ,
    When I decided to un immunize some of the Plus immunizer's it asked to buy the plus to remove the immunize Protection it just put on <<<< lol Is this a new kind of Ransomware ,Will keep protecting u unless u pay us > lol Yea Spybot Anti-Beacon Plus is very Broken .............
     
  14. Rasheed187

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    I'm also not sure what to think about this, there are plenty of freeware alternatives but I understand they are trying to make a bit of money.
     
  15. mood

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    Spybot Anti-Beacon v3.1.6 Released (October 24, 2018)

    Download Installer (9,3 MB): https://download.spybot.info/AntiBeacon/SpybotAntiBeacon-3.1-setup.exe
    Download portable version (7,6 MB): https://download.spybot.info/AntiBeacon/Portable/SpybotAntiBeaconPortable-safer-networking.org_3.1.0.paf.exe
    Version History
    Version 3.1.6
    October 24th, 2018

    New protection

    Improved detection
    Software changes
    • Fixed silent mode.
    • New Details view for descriptions without opening a browser (also brings back exact entry details for those users technically inclined).
    • New Settings screen for settings previously available only as part of the installer.
    • Improved sorting and categorization of customization screen.
    • Support for new Windows 10 dark mode.
    • Updated OpenSSL libraries (1.0.2p).
    • Updated SQLite3 library (3.25.2).
     
  16. NiteRanger

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    Tried the latest portable version v3.1.6. Too bad it's not working

    Running Win 10 Pro v1809
     
  17. mood

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    Spybot Anti-Beacon v3.4 Released (August 30, 2019)

    Download Installer (11,2 MB): https://download.spybot.info/AntiBeacon/SpybotAntiBeacon-3.4-setup.exe
    Download portable version (8,2 MB): https://download.spybot.info/AntiBeacon/Portable/SpybotAntiBeaconPortable-safer-networking.org_3.4.0.paf.exe
    Version History
    Version 3.4
    August 30th, 2019

    New protection

    • Added Android App Telemetry domains
    Software changes
    • Added the option to use a system proxy
    • Improved visuals for customization screen
    • Minor fixes for dark mode
    • Improved German translation
     
  18. mood

    mood Updates Team

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    Spybot Anti-Beacon v3.5 Released (February 5, 2020)

    Download Installer (11,2 MB): https://download.spybot.info/AntiBeacon/SpybotAntiBeacon-3.5-setup.exe
    Download portable version (8,2 MB): https://download.spybot.info/AntiBeacon/Portable/SpybotAntiBeaconPortable-safer-networking.org_3.5.0.paf.exe
    Website
    Version History
    Version 3.5
    February 5th, 2020

    New Protection
    Software Changes
    • Fixed Scheduled Task issues.
     
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