WPD is a portable app to manage your Windows 10 privacy and firewall settings, uninstall Windows apps, and decide what apps can access your information. WPD is broken down into four categories; Privacy, Firewall, Apps, and Tweaker and the main interface lets you know how many issues there are or if there are settings that need to be adjusted. Once you open any of the four categories, they all are readily available on the left side no matter where you are.
The Privacy section has over 30 settings that can be turned on or off. Some settings might be familiar including Telemetry, OneDrive, Cortana, and Search Companion, while others you might not have seen before including StepsRecorder, Handwriting Automatic Learning, and Inventory Collector. If you're not sure about any setting here, there's a question mark icon next to each setting so you can be sure what you're changing.
Firewall Rules requires Windows Firewall to be on and offers to block Telemetry, Third Party App, and Windows Update. While not explained, all this does is block known IP addresses that are provided by Cr@zy WS, the author of WindowsSpyBlocker. For each of the three sections, you can copy the IP addresses that that were blocked and paste into a text editor but there's no way to edit what is blocked individually.
Uninstall allows you to remove anything from the Windows Store that came with Windows 10 including Xbox, Photos, Tips, Get Office, and more.
Finally, the Tweaker section allows you to enable clearing of the swap file during restart, show sync provider notifications and a bunch of app setting to decide what is allowed to access your camera, microphone, contacts, calendar, and more.
WPD joins the crowded collection of Windows 10 privacy apps on MajorGeeks. It does it a little differently than some of the others but fits in perfectly for those who want to not only change their settings but might not be aware of what each setting does. It's free, portable and straightforward to understand and use. If it lacks anything, it would be an initial backup of your settings. Once you make changes, you can't be sure what you changed, potentially making it difficult if you change a setting and it causes problems.
Windows 10 Enterprise 1803, 1709, 1703, 1607
Windows 10 Enterprise LTSB 2016, 2015
Windows 10 Pro 1803, 1709, 1703, 1607
Windows 10 Home 1803, 1709, 1703
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