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Debotnet Windows 10 privacy tool released by the developer behind CloneApp and Cleanmgr+

about 2 years ago by IanDorfman

For many, Windows 10's lack of easily accessible privacy protection measures makes it a less-than-ideal upgrade from Small Windows 7 iconWindows 7 and Small Windows 8 iconWindows 8, especially for those who are privacy conscious. However, in the wake of this situation, coupled with the ubiquity of the Windows operating system series for PCs as a hardware platform, many third party utilities have been developed in order to bring the tracking and monitoring that is present in Small Windows 10 iconWindows 10 to be much closer to the likes of Windows 7 without compromising on the upgrades that otherwise define Windows 10.

The latest of these privacy tools comes courtesy of Mirinsoft, the developer of Small Cleanmgr+ iconCleanmgr+ and Small CloneApp iconCloneApp. The tool is called Small Debotnet iconDebotnet, and its main goal is to be a lightweight and easy-to-use way for Windows 10 users to disable any built-in software or features that are otherwise extremely difficult to modify in any way. This includes the ability to easily disable Small Cortana iconCortana, which was hidden after the Windows 10 Anniversary Update.

Debotnet's user interface is split into 3 separate columns, with the first column allowing you to import, select, and run scripts, the second column listing the scripts that modify or remove the apps or behaviors of your choosing, and the third describing what the currently selected script does in a detailed manner, oftentimes with the needed Small PowerShell iconPowerShell commands that will be run to ensure that what you've selected is done.

Debotnet is currently available in beta and can be downloaded from the software's GitHub page. The latest currently available version, v0.1.2, does not create system restore points before executing actions, so make sure to do so via the built-in Small Windows Control Panel iconWindows Control Panel.

Further coverage:
Mirinsoft Blog
gHacks Tech News


  • FreeOpen Source
  • Windows

Debotnet is a free and portable tool for controlling Windows 10's many privacy-related settings and keep your personal data private.

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