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WPD 1.2.940      

Size:   158KB

License:   FREEWARE

Publisher:  Publisher | Listed Programs

Release Date:   2018-10-12  | Changelog

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OS:  Windows 10 (32-Bit/64-Bit)

Downloads:   2678

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Reviewed on July 05, 2017

Many users are concerned about Windows privacy issues, especially with Windows 10. As a result, different applications have been developed to help them adjust the privacy settings without technical knowledge. While these applications almost always only work with Windows 10, WPD is also compatible with Windows 7, 8 and 8.1.

Features and Functions

Given that WPD is a portable application that you do not have to install, simply extract the downloaded file into a the directory of choice from where you will launch it. Also, you need to run the application with administrator privileges.

Once launched, WPD displays an easy to use interface to manage Windows privacy, your firewall rules, as well as a handy section to uninstall applications. The main interface also includes an option to create a restore point if you want to revert to your previous settings.

When you navigate to any of the sections, the application window will display its associated settings and a left-nav menu is included to quickly access the other areas or the main application window.

The privacy tab separates settings into categories, including local group policy, services, a scheduler, and additional . Privacy settings. Each item in the lists includes a slider to easily turn the setting on or off and a "?" (help icon). Clicking the symbol displays additional details about the setting, such as what it does and the effect of turning it off. Features that do not apply to your system are greyed out. You may disable all settings at once or merely select the default option if you are unsure about the possible changes you want to modify.

The Firewall tab lets you configure your preferred firewall rules, which only apply when Windows Firewall is enabled. However, you have the option to copy the rules to your own firewall. You can block Windows telemetry, third party apps and Windows update, with a warning that blocking third party apps may disrupt some Microsoft programs and another warning that it is not recommended that you block Windows update. Certain updates to Windows are critical to maintain the security of your Operating System.

The Uninstall section allows you to quickly remove apps that were pre-installed in Windows as well as a few other select programs. You have the option to uninstall specific applications individually, or you can remove all apps simultaneously. Note that when you uninstall an app, it will remove the app for all users.

Conclusion

WPD is a lightweight but powerful application for configuring Windows privacy settings in a few simple steps. It gives you access to all relevant settings in a user-friendly interface. The application is compatible with Windows 7, 8, 8.1 and various editions of Windows 10.

Software Product Description

WPD (Windows Privacy Dashboard) helps you to secure your privacy in Windows.
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