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Disable the Hidden Keylogger in Windows 10 to Stop Spying on You

You’d have aware about Windows 10’s ability to monitor all your typing and speaking with this OS, irrespective of all the advanced features of Microsoft’s latest operating system. If you think deeply, you won’t neglect the fact this as a serious privacy concern. In this article, you’ll see how to disable the hidden Windows 10 keylogger and thus you can stop your computer to stop spying on you.

It’s an undeniable fact that this Windows 10 feature is meant to be helpful for us, but for many – it’s totally disturbing. And the good news is, you can stop this feature that collects your personal activity on your PC.

In How Many Ways Your Data Will Be Collected in Windows 10?

Windows 10 is the most interactive OS from Windows ever. It can collect data that you wrote in a Surface Pro 4 with a stylus.  Through Cortana, it can access your speeches and voice commands you make. And, even it can recognize your typing patterns.

But, before disabling Windows 10 feature that spies on you, it’s good to read Microsoft’s new service license agreement on Windows 10. It says this

“We will access, disclose and preserve personal data, including your content (such as the content of your emails, other private communications or files in private folders) when we have a good-faith belief that doing so is necessary to.”

At the same time, Microsoft itself provide you an option to disable the features that you think may be killing your privacy. But, all such features will be enabled by default.

Some of you may still be thinking - disabling Windows 10 automatic update is sufficient enough to prevent this data hijack. Well, it's not true. Anyhow, the process to disable Windows 10 keylogger is not so difficult as well. Here's how to do that.

How to Disable the Keylogger in Windows 10?
  1. Open PC Settings on your Windows 10 PC.
  2. Choose Privacy
  3. Under General tab, you’ll see an option says “Send Microsoft into about how I write to help us improve typing and writing in the future”. Change it from On to
  4. Find the tab “Speech, linking & typing”. You’ll find an option “Getting to know you”. It’ll be turned On by default. Turn it Off to stop Windows 10 spying on you.
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John Harris

Senior Editor, Content Analyst and a fan of exceptional customer service. John develops and publishes instructional and informational content regarding partition management, Windows hot-fixes, data management and computer troubleshooting.

As a tenured data recovery specialist, John shares exceptional insights and blog posts about data loss and data recovery across any storage device. With 8+ years’ experience in writing for Data Recovery for both Mac OS and Windows OS computers, he is an avid learner who always wants to polish and simplify the data recovery process. John passes his free time playing Chess and reading Science Fiction novels.

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