Default Privacy Settings in Windows 10 Could Leave Your Computer Vulnerable and Unprotected – Are You Affected?
Whether you’ve just bought a PC with Windows 10 pre-installed, or you’ve installed it yourself, this exciting new operating system offers a host of features designed to help you work more efficiently and save time.
The problem is that most factory installations of Windows 10 on your PC, or even the guided installation, set you up with the default privacy options.
Unfortunately, in this day and age, the “default protection” is no longer enough to keep you safe, and can be easily circumvented, leaving your computer exposed to hackers, scammers and cyber-thieves.
How Microsoft Collects and Uses Your Personal Information
What’s more, Microsoft itself has many built-in “snares” designed to collect and catalog how you use Windows 10.
Microsoft do this primarily in order to see how you use the product and hopefully adapt and make it better. “product improvement”.
Now as a former Microsoft MVP for Windows, I’ve watched this operating system grow and evolve to meet the needs of its users in surprising ways. Some of the features are welcomed and some, well not so much.
I believe you, the user, should have full control over what is shared from your computer – even preventing Microsoft (or anyone else) from accessing anything if that is what you choose.
You owe it to yourself to get – and stay – protected.
Windows 10 offers numerous control options, safeguards and privacy options you need to be made aware of.
That’s why I’ve written a handy guide entitled:
Preserving Your Privacy in Windows 10
In this detailed guide, you’ll learn precisely how Microsoft collects and uses your data – and how to stop sharing information you don’t want to share.
With full-color step-by-step screenshots, you’ll learn exactly how to:
- Avoid exposing your PC to hidden threats and vulnerabilities by following this simple installation process (hint: it’s NOT the default “Express Install”)
- How to adjust what information you share with Microsoft, including your computer’s connectivity, your calendar and contacts, your typing, advertising details and more
- How to make sure you’re not only in control of what you send to Microsoft, but their partners as well
- Privacy steps you must take once Windows 10 is installed – including making adjustments for language, Microsoft’s virtual assistant Cortana, and what information is sent when using Windows Update
- How to keep your network protected by avoiding automatic Wi-Fi connections and other networking details that could compromise your PC
You’ll be both surprised and amazed at the ways Windows 10 collects your information and who it is shared with.
But ultimately, even though I’ll show you how to change these settings, it is a personal decision as to what you want to share.
Because I believe you need to be in control – and informed – about what gets collected and where it goes.
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