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Windows Smartscreen Telemetrie
Deutsch 2022-03-29

Windows Smartscreen Telemetry

Behind Microsoft Corporation's "SmartScreen" service as a protection function in Windows against "potential threats" sometimes hides a simple telemetry service. Microsoft Smartscreen initialized when installing software in the background (includes programs, games) and asks users via the linked user account control (UAC) if they really want to install a program. Hidden activate several ad [ ... ]

NCSI, Werbeanzeigen und Cookies
Deutsch 2022-04-21

NCSI, advertisements and cookies

Behind the small network icon in the taskbar in Windows hides the Network Connectivity Status Indicator (NCSI) which should show us whether there is a connection to the Internet. There is less added value for end users. Such connection tests are often related to a captive portal which are regularly contacted and force permanent client connections to various institutions. In addition to M [ ... ]

Windows Updates blockieren
Multilanguage 2022-12-26

Block Windows update

With Windows 10, Microsoft Corporation has largely taken control of its own operating system from users and is delighting people (among many other things) with forced updates that cannot be switched off in the regular way. In addition to the loss of your own control, the inability of the company has a disadvantageous effect if you have to be afraid during every update that your own syst [ ... ]

Wise Care 365 - Pirateriealarm bei hostseinträgen
Deutsch 2022-04-20

Wise Care 365 - Pirate alarm for hostsentries

Wise Care 365 from the product portfolio of the company WiseCleaner is a software for the system optimization of the own home computer. Users using the hosts lists for their devices must be careful, because for certain host entries the program outputs false messages and resets the registration.

Ändern der eigenen Mac-Adresse
Deutsch 2022-04-22

Change Your Mac Address

In the regular program area, the Mac address is often used by companies as an identifier in order to generate a one-time serial number for the respective product, which can be compared depending on the manufacturer in constant online contact. The combination between Mac address/IP or other concatenated data is not only worrying, but is also a found feeding for any service provider that has [ ... ]

SecuROM und GFWL
Multilanguage 2023-03-13

SecuROM and GFWL

Securom is another copy protection mechanism from Sony DADC and was mainly used at weddings of the CD. Each medium was given an electronic fingerprint with which it was possible to implement various authentication checks throughout the application.

Denuvo Anti-Tamper & Denuvo Protector
Multilanguage 2023-03-25

Denuvo Anti-Tamper & Denuvo Protector

Denuvo Anti-Tamper is software designed to protect the copyrights of developers and publishers in computer games and other software applications by preventing users from copying or modifying the programs without permission. The software was developed by the Austrian company Denuvo Software Solutions GmbH (a buy-out company of Sony DADC DigitalWorks) and uses a combination of encryption, [ ... ]

Deutsch 2019-12-15


PunkBuster is a product of the company "Even Balance, Inc.." The software provides a client/server-side anti-cheat environment. The functionality includes scanning the user's RAM in real time and searching for hacks and cheats using implemented database.

Easy Anti-Cheat
Deutsch 2023-01-24

Easy Anti-Cheat

Easy Anti-Cheat is an anti-cheat service of Kamu Game Security, which uses state-of-the-art hybrid technology to counter hackers and fraud in multiplayer PC games and is either secretly installed during games or requires manual consumer involvement.

Deutsch 2019-08-27


BattlEye by BattlEye Innovations from Reutlingen (Germany) is like Easy Anti-Cheat or PunkBuster a software that monitors players with the help of various identifiers during their own game session.