Control Windows Telemetry: SpyBot Anti-Beacon

Spybot Anti-Beacon is a standalone tool designed to block and stop persistent tracking (telemetry) issues present in Windows 10. It has since been modified to block similar tracking functionality in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1.

A small and easy to use, Anti-Beacon is a free software that addresses the privacy issues many users have with Microsoft collecting data off their PC’s. Simply clicking “Immunize” on the main screen of Anti-Beacon will immediately disable any known tracking features included by Microsoft in the operating system.

Should any issue occur with your PC while using Anti-Beacon, reversing the changes made are done by clicking on “Undo” in the main interface, re-enabling all tracking processes.


While this is not the most comprehensive tool, it’s a great starting point for many users who want to begin taking back control of their PC’s from Microsoft’s persistent voyeuristic and unscrupulous tactics.

You can download Spybot’s Anti-Beacon here, or visit their website for more information.

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