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Windows Game Bar spioniert
Multilanguage 2023-09-10

Windows Game Bar spies

Microsoft Windows 11 is known for numerous tracking services and privacy-related mechanics. This also includes the Xbox Game Bar which activates itself in the background in various games and contacts the Microsoft servers.

Batch - Leeren der Zwischenablage
Multilanguage 2023-09-06

Batch - Clearing clipboard data

The clipboard function is a useful tool in Windows that allows users to copy text or files and paste them into different places in the operating system. When handling sensitive data, it may sometimes be advisable to empty the clipboard to ensure security and/or privacy.

Ausführen von Powershell-Skripten unter Windows
Multilanguage 2023-09-05

How to run Powershell scripts in Windows

PowerShell in Windows 11 is a powerful command-line interface and scripting language designed to facilitate system administration and automation of tasks on Windows operating systems. With PowerShell, users can perform administrative tasks, system configuration, and management tasks in Windows 11 by using commands and scripts. This includes creating, modifying and deleting files, managi [ ... ]

Windows 10 CEIP Telemetrie deaktivieren
Multilanguage 2019-09-01

Disable Windows 10 CEIP telemetry

How to disable the Customer Satisfaction Improvement Program (CEIP) in Windows 10 can be explained in a few steps. CEIP stands for "Customer Experience Improvement Program." The telemetry service is active in Windows 10 from the beginning, collects hard & software data in the background, records user behavior patterns and sends them directly to Microsoft Corporation. Windows 10 as a [ ... ]

Windows Sandbox aktivieren
Multilanguage 2023-09-06

Activate Windows sandbox

Since version 18305 of Windows 10, there is the possibility to use an in-house sandbox solution from Microsoft. Unfortunately, this is only available for owners of the Windows PRO version and up.

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 [ ... ]

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 [ ... ]

Windows - Sicherheit durch Gruppenrichtlinien
Deutsch 2020-03-09

Windows Group Policy Security