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Last Update:

04 Jun 2021

Package Maintainer(s):

Software Author(s):

  • Bernd Schuster


windows 10 privacy protection disable tracking


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Downloads of v



Software Author(s):

  • Bernd Schuster

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All Checks are Passing

3 Passing Tests

Validation Testing Passed

Verification Testing Passed


Scan Testing Successful:

No detections found in any package files


To install W10Privacy, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To upgrade W10Privacy, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


To uninstall W10Privacy, run the following command from the command line or from PowerShell:


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1. Ensure you are set for organizational deployment

Please see the organizational deployment guide

  • Open Source or Commercial:
    • Proxy Repository - Create a proxy nuget repository on Nexus, Artifactory Pro, or a proxy Chocolatey repository on ProGet. Point your upstream to Packages cache on first access automatically. Make sure your choco clients are using your proxy repository as a source and NOT the default community repository. See source command for more information.
    • You can also just download the package and push it to a repository Download

3. Enter your internal repository url

(this should look similar to

4. Choose your deployment method:

choco upgrade w10privacy -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'" [other options]

See options you can pass to upgrade.

See best practices for scripting.

Add this to a PowerShell script or use a Batch script with tools and in places where you are calling directly to Chocolatey. If you are integrating, keep in mind enhanced exit codes.

If you do use a PowerShell script, use the following to ensure bad exit codes are shown as failures:

choco upgrade w10privacy -y --source="'STEP 3 URL'"

Write-Verbose "Exit code was $exitCode"
$validExitCodes = @(0, 1605, 1614, 1641, 3010)
if ($validExitCodes -contains $exitCode) {
  Exit 0

Exit $exitCode

- name: Ensure w10privacy installed
    name: w10privacy
    state: present
    source: STEP 3 URL

See docs at

chocolatey_package 'w10privacy' do
  action    :install
  version  ''
  source   'STEP 3 URL'

See docs at

    Name: w10privacy,
    Source: STEP 3 URL

Requires Otter Chocolatey Extension. See docs at

cChocoPackageInstaller w10privacy
   Name     = 'w10privacy'
   Ensure   = 'Present'
   Version  = ''
   Source   = 'STEP 3 URL'

Requires cChoco DSC Resource. See docs at

package { 'w10privacy':
  provider => 'chocolatey',
  ensure   => '',
  source   => 'STEP 3 URL',

Requires Puppet Chocolatey Provider module. See docs at

salt '*' chocolatey.install w10privacy version="" source="STEP 3 URL"

See docs at

5. If applicable - Chocolatey configuration/installation

See infrastructure management matrix for Chocolatey configuration elements and examples.

This package was approved as a trusted package on 04 Jun 2021.


W10Privacy - for what

The by default highly questionable set options concerning privacy and data protection in Windows 10 brought me to the idea to develop this program. Microsoft generously enables everybody to change the concerning settings, but hides them in countless menus, where a normal user does not want to search for

The program should therefore be a help, to display the available settings relatively clearly and to set the desired options if necessary.

The primary focus is on settings for Windows 10 and its apps (for example the new browser "Edge"). The program will be expanded gradually, if possible and available, with the corresponding Windows 8.1 features in the future.

W10Privacy is certainly no programming masterpiece, but meets my envisaged purpose. The software is still in an early development phase suggestions and requests will be gladly accepted and considered, if necessary, in the further development!

Please Note: This is an automatically updated package. If the package is outdated for more than two days, please let me know!

$ErrorActionPreference = 'Stop';

$toolsPath   = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
$download_dir = "$Env:TEMP\chocolatey\$packageName\$Env:ChocolateyPackageVersion"

$packageArgs = @{
  packageName    = 'w10privacy'
  unzipLocation  = Split-Path $MyInvocation.MyCommand.Definition
  url64Bit       = ''
  checksum64     = 'acd13b182063e7640604111d516f4ba78f123a603b675511f9d851587a4ca6c0'
  checksumType64 = 'sha256'

Install-ChocolateyZipPackage @packageArgs
Install-ChocolateyPackage -packageName 'w10privacy' -FileType 'exe' -SilentArgs '/S' -File64 "$toolsPath\W10Privacy $version Setup.exe"
Uninstall-ChocolateyPackage -PackageName 'w10privacy' -FileType 'exe' -SilentArgs '/S' -File "$env:ProgramFiles(x86)\W10Privacy\Uninstall.exe"
Uninstall-ChocolateyZipPackage -PackageName 'w10privacy' -ZipFileName ''

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Version Downloads Last Updated Status
W10Privacy 418 Thursday, May 20, 2021 Approved
W10Privacy 127 Tuesday, May 18, 2021 Approved
W10Privacy 218 Thursday, May 13, 2021 Approved
W10Privacy 647 Wednesday, January 27, 2021 Approved
W10Privacy 38 Tuesday, December 29, 2020 Approved
W10Privacy 31 Monday, December 21, 2020 Approved
W10Privacy 1896 Tuesday, December 8, 2020 Approved
W10Privacy 437 Tuesday, November 24, 2020 Approved
W10Privacy 28 Thursday, November 19, 2020 Approved

This package has no dependencies.

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