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Spybot Anti-Beacon Privacy-Protection Tool

September 18th, 2015

Spybot Anti-Beacon is a simple, portable and free tool built by Safer-Networking Ltd. It was designed to disable the various tracking (telemetry) features present in Windows 10. It has since been modified to disable similar tracking functionality in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 operating systems.

As many Windows users may know, updates were released recently for these operating systems which included options to automatically send usage data to Microsoft to help improve their products. Instructions for disabling these new updates, and the features associated with them, began to be circulated on the internet almost immediately by privacy-concerned users. Many of these instructions were incorrect or incomplete, so we have created Spybot Anti-Beacon to disable all known telemetry options with the click of a button.

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.

For more information about Spybot Anti-Beacon, or to download this tool, see the main page for this tool.