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

The Windows 10 default privacy settings leave a lot to be desired when it comes to protecting you and your private information. Whenever I set up a new computer or update a current setup for my family or job, I always carefully go through the privacy settings for each install, making sure to lock it down to make it as private as possible.

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. Most of it seems pretty legit stuff when telemetry is set to basic. If you don't trust them, Debotnet can help you to prevent Windows 10 from sending your data to Microsoft.

The most important features at a glance

  • Disable telemetry and online features, which send your data (sensitive and not) to Microsoft
  • Choose which unwanted functions you wish to disable
  • Uninstall Windows 10’s Built-in Apps
  • Debotnet will show you what it's doing. You have full control, because the executing code can be viewed in a simple text editor
  • Debug mode. E.g. the Test mode lets you see which values are twisted in registry or commands executed
  • Simple scripting engine for adding custom privacy rules
  • Scripts updated on GitHub
  • Modern and familiar UI, with template support
  • Small footprint. No installation required. Portable
  • 100% Free Software (CC BY 4.0)

Debotnet 0.6.0 changelog:

  • 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

Download: Debotnet 0.6.0 | 1.4 MB (Freeware)
Links: Home Page | GitHub Project Page | Debotnet Screenshot