- 48 months ago
I heard about this only a few days ago, and it looks very straightforward: Never10
Microsoft published a confusing tech note describing how to prevent your system being pwned by Windows 10. However, it involves fiddling with extremely obscure settings deep in the bowels of Windows. GRC took that tech note and wrote a simple app that performs all those obscure operations for you -- and undoes them as well in case you later change your mind.
This is in contrast to the GWX Control Panel which, in addition to blocking Win10 pwnage, also works to block a pile of other updates widely believed to contain telemetry (read: snooping) components that report system configuration and behavior back to Microsoft. Never10 concerns itself solely with blocking Win10.
GRC (Gibson Research Corporation) has been around for what seems like ever; his stuff is quite solid.