Windows 10 has a brand new feature referred to as WiFi Sense so that it will percentage your Wifi password mechanically with your contacts (Outlook, Skype and Facebook). This manner your friends and family do now not need to manually enter a password to use your wi-fi network. If you selected the Express set up of Windows 10, the Wi-Fi Sense feature is became on by means of default. Assuming you do no longer need to proportion your wireless network with every Outlook, Skype and Facebook contacts, it is counseled to turn off Wi-Fi Sense and avoid potential (destiny) security and privacy problems.

Disable WiFi Sense on Windows 10

To turn off Wi-Fi Sense, you should open up the Settings menu and go to Network & Internet -> Wi-Fi -> Manage Wi-Fi settings and uncheck the options to share your networks with Outlook, Skype, and Facebook contacts. In the Wifi settings menu on Windows 10 you may additionally turn off the capacity to automatically hook up with open hotspots and to connect to networks shared through your contacts.

The drawback of simply turning off Wi-Fi Sense for your laptop is that different Windows 10 customers who do have get admission to for your community, would possibly have WiFi Sense tuned on, therefore sharing your Wifi with their contacts. To avoid this you want to feature ‘_optout’ to the call of your community. You can pick to add it everywhere, earlier than or after your community call. The community name may be changed in the router settings.

You can find more information about Wi-Fi Sense on the Microsoft website.

Now that we’ve turned off Wi-Fi Sense on Windows 10 it is also suggested to show of the build-in keylogger which collects your enter and sends it over to Microsoft. The keylogger collects input out of your keyboard, voice, display, mouse and other input devices. The desirable news is that the keylogger can be grew to become of within the settings menu.

  • Open the Start Menu and then open the Settings menu.
  • Click on Privacy settings.
  • In the Privacy menu click on General
  • Turn off the following option: ‘Send Microsoft info about how I write to help use improve typing and writing in the future‘.
  • In the ‘Speech, Inking and Typing’ menu click Stop getting to know me. This will turn off the speech tracking through dictation and Cortana.

Turn off: ‘Send Microsoft info about how I write to help use improve typing and writing in the future’.

Click Stop getting to know me to turn off the speech tracking through dictation and Cortana.

Note: Use Virtual Machine and scan on VirusTotal before downloading any program on Host Machine for your privacy.