Spybot Anti-Beacon


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I am, like most people, wary of companies spying on all of my online activity to glean my personal info.
I saw the post re Spybot Anti-Beacon and wondered if this was also safe to use. I did use Spybot search and destroy some years ago but was warned about that - is the beacon product safe?
I also watched a good deal of the 'Barnacules' video which made everything look quite alarming - his solutions looked quite complex, not so much in the individual detail but in the volume of measures to take.
Anybody got some constructive comments to make things a bit more simple?
What's the general consensus?
 
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V_R

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Just turn off everything in the privacy settings within Win 10 if you're really that worried. Anti Beacon can and will break things its not intended to.

Source: I used to use it and ended up getting rid of it.
 

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I too used it for a short while a few years back but found all sorts of problems developed on my PC. All the problems disappeared when I uninstalled it.

QED
 
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muckshifter

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I use Spybot Anti-Beacon, I have no 'problems' with it.

Another solution to Microsoft phone-home antics, use another OS.

You can just turn off stuff in settings. :)
 

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