O&O ShutUp10
Free antispy tool for Windows 10

O&O ShutUp10 means you have full control over which comfort functions under Windows 10 you wish to use, and you decide when the passing on of your data goes too far.

Using a very simple interface, you decide how Windows 10 should respect your privacy by deciding which unwanted functions should be deactivated.

O&O ShutUp10 is entirely free and does not have to be installed – it can be simply run directly and immediately on your PC. And it will not install or download retrospectively unwanted or unnecessary software, like so many other programs do these days!


Windows 10 Antispy-Tool free Download

Microsoft Gold certified Partner

More control over your operating system

  • Adapt your security settings
  • Protect your privacy
  • Control location services
  • Control Windows Updates
  • Do not pass on your user data and diagnostics

Further information

Portable Version – no installation required

Free of charge for private users,
companies and educational institutions

Operating System: Microsoft® Windows 10

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Important Features at a Glance

Free Windows 10 Anti Piracy ToolWindows 10 wants to give users the easiest possible daily experience and in doing so very rarely forces you to actually read and confirm a security notice. Unfortunately, this simplified approach from Microsoft means much more data is passed onto them than many users would like.

Microsoft uses most data to display personalized information to you that is aimed at making your computer life easier. As an example, Windows 10 can remind you to set off to the airport 30 minutes earlier due to traffic en route. In order to deliver this information to you, however, Windows 10 has to access your calendar entries, your mails (i.e. the airline confirmation email), your location and it has to have access to the internet to get traffic news.

Some services protocol your entire keyboard entries, share your WLAN access data with your facebook contacts or connect your computer without asking permission to a public – and potentially unprotected – network. While this means that you and your contacts do not have to grapple with complicated WLAN passwords, it also poses a significant security risk.

Decide for yourself how important your “comfort” is when weighed up with your privacy and how to protect it. O&O ShutUp10 presents you with all important settings in one location – you need no previous IT knowledge and there is no need to manually change the Windows 10 system settings.

O&O ShutUp10 is entirely free and does not have to be installed – it can be simply run directly and immediately on your PC. And it will not install or download retrospectively unwanted or unnecessary software, like so many other programs do these days!

O&O ShutUp10: download free antispy tool for Windows 10

History of Changes

Version 1.6.1392 – released October 18, 2017

  • Bug fix for setting “Disable the Windows Custoemr Experience Improvement Program”
  • Bug fix for saving window settings for multiple monitors
  • Available in German, English, French, Italian and Russian.

Version 1.6.1391 – released on October 17, 2017

  • Provision for Windows 10 Fall Creators Update (1709 – Redstone 3).
  • User interface revamp:
    • Improved display of settings and descriptions
    • Grouping of categories reversible
    • Group by activation status, setting name, category and recommendation grade
    • Save the window position
    • Problems with main window size changes resolved
  • Windows system information enhanced.
  • New Settings:
    • Deactivate ads in Windows Explorer
    • Deactivate Windows program on user-friendliness
    • Deactivate automatic download of manufacturer applications for devices
  • Fixes:
    • Deactivate automatic download of manufacturer applications for devices
    • Enhanced tips on settings that may affect X-BOX usage
    • Small bug fixes
  • Available in German, English, French, Italian and Russian.

Version 1.5.1390 – released on May 09, 2017

  • Changing languages now available in the Help Menu
  • Adjustments to the UI
  • Small bug fixes
  • Available in German, English, French, Italian and Russian.

Version 1.5.1389 – released on April 11, 2017

  • Extensions and customization for Windows 10 Creators Update 1703 (Build 15063)
  • New Settings:
    • Tracking of app starts
    • Policy for apps to access emails
    • Policy for apps to access contacts
    • Policy for apps to access tasks
    • Policy for apps to access call history
    • Policy for apps to access messages
    • Extension of feedback & diagnostic settings
    • Running apps in the background
    • Disable advertising via Bluetooth
  • Portability of application improved
    • Settings are no longer saved in the registry but in an INI file
    • It will be created automatically in the working directory of the application
    • It can be used across computer boundaries by multiple users
  • Following errors were fixed:
    • Disabling driver updates corrected
    • Factory settings revised
  • Available in English, German, French, Italian and Russian
    • Localizations for new settings descriptions will soon be available in French, Italian, and Russian

Version 1.4.1388 – released on March 21, 2017

  • Advanced error management when creating System Restore Points
  • Problems with some systems when creating System Restore Points
  • Available in English, German, French, Italian and Russian

Version 1.4.1387 – released on March 7, 2017

  • Following settings were changed:
    • Setting “Do not display last users on lock screen” was removed as some users had problems accessing their system
  • Following errors were fixed:
    • Dialogue boxes were defective in high contrast mode
    • Crash when clicking links where Google Chrome is set as the standard browser
    • Problems detecting some Windows 10 OEM versions
    • Notifications that some settings are managed by the organisation did not disappear after applying factory settings
    • Factory settings revised
  • Available in English, German, French, Italian and Russian

Version 1.4.1386 – released on December 12, 2016

  • New Settings – Disable Microsoft from conducting experiments on the system – Disable Tips, Tricks und Suggestions while using Windows – Disable occasional app suggestions in the Start menu
  • When closing, message about Restart after Windows updates
  • Bug fixes – Restoration point will only be created when changes need to be executed – Closing via the file menu now also displays a dialog about restarting the system
  • Available in German, English, French, Italian, and Russian – Language will be automatically selected based on settings in Windows

Version 1.4.1385 – released on November 16, 2016

  • New Category “Microsoft Edge” – Disable websites saving protected media licenses on my device – Disable SmartScreen Filter – Disable Flip Ahead – Disable Tracking in web – Disable suggestions for searches and websites – Do not optimize web search results on the task bar for vocal output
  • Downgrading the following settings to “critical” because some users had problems logging into Windows when the setting was enabled – Don’t show last user on the lock screen – Fade-out ID of the logged-in user on the lock screen
  • Available in German, English, French, Italian, and Russian – Language will be automatically selected based on settings in Windows
  • Minor bug fixes

Version 1.4.1384 – released on November 1, 2016

  • New category “Lock Screen” – Advertizements on the lock screen can be deactivated – Windows Spotlight can be deactivated – Do not display the last user on the lock screen – Hide identification of the logged-in user on the lock screen
  • Further enhancements for the Windows 10 Anniversary Update
  • Dreating system restore points revamped
  • False file name in French version corrected
  • Small bug fixes

Version 1.4.1383 – released on August 16, 2016

  • O&O ShutUp10 is no longer a ZIP that has to be unpacked, but just one single executable file that can be started without installation
  • Now supports high contrast mode
  • Small bug fixes

Version 1.3.1359 – released on August 10, 2016

  • Compatibility with Windows 10 Anniversary Update (Version 1607 Redstone 1) – Wi-Fi-Sense is no longer offered, so deactivating this function is now obsolete – Various group policies were changed according to their validity, which so far has had no impact on O&O ShutUp10 – Cortana can no longer be deactivated over Windows settings: O&O ShutUp10 can still do this ;-)
  • Deactivation of OneDrive is no longer recommended with limitations, rather it is no longer recommended – Some customers use OneDrive for data images so that a deactivation means they no longer have access to important functions – To avoid deactivating in error, we have updated the recommendation level to “not recommended”
  • Tooltips explain the meaning of the icons for recommendation levels
  • The Info page now also displays the Windows 10 Version (Threshold 1, Threshold 2 and Redstone 1) to improve communication with our Support Team
  • Various bug fixes

Version 1.3.1358 – released on June 14, 2016

  • The command line option “/quiet” was not being correctly considered during import
  • New option “/nosrp” prevents creation of System Restore Points (SRP) – This applies to import over a command line, particularly combined with the option “/quiet” – The option also applies to starting the application normally, so that no SRPS are created
  • Various small Bug fixes

Version 1.3.1357 – released on May 30, 2016

  • New status display when creating system restore points
  • Dialog box when new start required after closing O&O ShutUp10
  • Creation of system restore points revamped
  • Small bug fixes

Version 1.3.1356 – released on March 10, 2016

  • Deferring Upgrades no longer resets security updates
  • Advanced exception handling has been integrated – Starting O&O ShutUp10 under the German Windows 10 Insider Build 14279 causes the German version of O&O ShutUp10 to crash. – This also affects other applications from other manufacturers. – Workaround: Start OOSU10.EXE over a command line using the parameter “/lang:en” to load the English version.
  • Small bug fixes

Version 1.3.1355 – released on February 20, 2016

  • Option to deactivate the Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI)
  • Option to deactivate WiFi Sense for current and/or all users
  • SmartScreen Filter settings adapted and description corrected
  • Various grammatical errors in the english version corrected
  • Executable file modified
  • Small bug fixes

Version 1.3.1354 – released on November 11, 2016

  • Changes between two starts of O&O ShutUp10 (e.g. due to Windows Updates or manual changes) are recognized and displayed: users can choose whether to adopt or reverse these changes
  • Changes are stored in the Registry under HKCU\SOFTWARE\O&O\O&O ShutUp10\1.3
  • All links are now converted to SSL
  • Subtle revamp of the UI
  • Small Bug fixes
  • Copyright extended to 2016

Version 1.2.1353 – released on December 2, 2015

  • Italian as new language integrated (next to German, English, Russian and French)
  • Settings changed while loading an admin profile in user mode are now counted correctly
  • Settings can now be correctly exported in user mode
  • “Skype” removed from the apps settings because it is not available as app

Version 1.2.1352 – released on November 18, 2015

  • French language version integrated (next to German, English and Russian)
  • Broken switches corrected
  • Minor corrections

Version 1.2.1351 – released on November 16, 2015

  • Russian language version integrated (next to English and German)
  • Modifying multiple settings over the action menu now takes into account the user’s privileges
  • Display of settings for users with no administrative privileges is automatically deactivated
  • The GUI window size can now be freely adjusted
  • Multiple minor corrections

Version 1.2.1350 – released on November 6, 2015

  • Some users experienced problems on their systems while loading the resources; this issue has been fixed with this version

Version 1.2.1349 – released on November 3, 2015

  • Starting the application and defining settings now possible as a non-administrator
  • New settings for Windows Defender and Microsoft SpyNet
  • Importing settings now possible over a command line
  • Short instructions expanded
  • Applications is now a single executable file (was previously a ZIP directory)
  • Small improvements to the user interface

Version 1.1.1348 – released on October 7, 2015

  • New Cortana settings added
  • A notice will be shown should creation of restore points be disabled
  • FIX: Minor bug fixes

Version 1.1.1347 – released on September 28, 2015

  • Synchronization with Windows accounts is now possible
  • A Cortana setting was moved as a result of synchronization (Synchronization of language settings)
  • Graphic interface revised
  • FIX: Minor bug fixes

Version 1.1.1346 – released on September 18, 2015

  • NEW: Import and Export of settings possible
  • NEW: Import possible via Scripting
  • NEW: Simultaneous scan of settings and their descriptions
  • NEW: Optically highlighting search results
  • FIX: “Sensors for locating the system and its orientation” downgraded to somewhat recommended because activation of a Tablet’s orientation is no longer recognized and might result in problems.
  • FIX: Minor bug fixes

Version 1.0.1345 – released on September 4, 2015

  • New Short Guide available in Help menu
  • New category for the personal assistant Cortana
  • Various options for settings
  • Revised filter features
  • Minor errors corrected

Version 1.0.1344 – released on August 27, 2015

  • Deactivation of WiFi Sense for contacts (pass on over facebook, Skype etc)
  • Deactivation of error reports for handwriting input (Tablets)
  • Advanced deactivation of location functionality
  • Deactivation of script function in location
  • Improved recognition of own settings
  • Spelling and translation corrections
  • Graphic display revamped

Version 1.0.1343 – released on August 24, 2015

  • Notice regarding a required new start when system settings are changed
  • More settings added
  • Small Bug fixes

Version 1.0.1342 – released on August 21, 2015

  • „Deactivating Windows Update“ has been enhanced and takes the service into account (particularly important for Windows 10 Home Edition)
  • Settings Error corrected
  • Search is no longer case sensitive

Version 1.0.1341 – released on August 19, 2015

  • Explanations of the button functions in main display enhanced
  • Notes on the individual settings explanations enhanced
  • Grammatical text errors corrected

Version 1.0.1337 – released on August 18, 2015

  • First public release