Product: Spybot Anti-Beacon (Portable)

Stopping Windows' telemetry

  1.  Description

    1. Spybot Anti-Beacon for Windows 10 is a small utility designed to block and stop the various tracking (aka telemetry) issues that come with Windows 10 & 11. Seeing the bunch of incomplete or broken scripts to disable tracking in Windows 10/11, and the tools that install adware or worse in exchange for their function, we wrapped disabling tracking up in a small tool thatís free and clean. With the upcoming news about telemetry in Windows 7 and 8.1, Spybot Anti-Beacon has added support for those as well.

      Supported OS: Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Windows 11

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      Supported languages: English, German

Version History

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    1. Download

      The latest version has more functionality, a lot more immunizers and is ready for Windows 11!

      New Protection
      • Added Mozilla Firefox Sponsored Sites
      • Added Microsoft-Active-Protection Service
      • Added Dell SmartByte Telemetry
      • Added COMODO Internet Security Telemetry

      • 2021-12-22
      • 3.8
      11.3 MB 
      • CRC32: 30552411
      • MD5: 987E075816EBE83BE8CBB828D6692B95
      • SHA1: EAC2DC2673D154DFDAEE5FDD570042E405CD49D0
    2. Download

      With the release of Spybot Anti-Beacon 3.7, we have added telemetry blocks for many common third party telemetry/tracking tools, but also specific ones for gamers, and some for popular apps.

      New Protection


      Software Changes
      • Accessibility improvements (see Settings)

      Improvements
      • Various bugfixes

      • 2021-05-04
      • 3.7
      11.1 MB 
      • CRC32: DADEB91C
      • MD5: E23CF95E7A9FC20264194CCFB8F66CB9
      • SHA1: C26C309F81123E2B7F71765838CB661ED7B08169
      • 2020-02-05
      • 3.5
      8.2 MB 
      • CRC32: F4F15A11
      • MD5: 33C067B95093F0A79DCB22245A1378BE
      • SHA1: 435F1B41147B56E6E221D96367D057B7A1992CA2
    3. Download

      New protection

      Improved detection Software changes
      • Fixed silent mode.
      • New Details view for descriptions without opening a browser (also brings back exact entry details for those users technically inclined).
      • New Settings screen for settings previously available only as part of the installer.
      • Improved sorting and categorization of customization screen.
      • Support for new Windows 10 dark mode.
      • Updated OpenSSL libraries (1.0.2p).
      • Updated SQLite3 library (3.25.2).

      • 2018-10-24
      • 3.1.6
      7.6 MB 
      • CRC32: DD1DE919
      • MD5: 18367F775577E13122FEFBF9AA3F47AD
      • SHA1: 10750698BD9C6ED1D8CE30DA9C8E11436A48C145
    4. Download

      • Additional Telemetry Immunization Categories
      • Additional Blocked Hosts
      • Immunization of Office 13/16 Telemetry Scheduled Tasks and Options is possible even if Microsoft Office is not installed

      • 2016-11-11
      • 1.6.0.42
      2 MB 
      • CRC32: E5D9CE19
      • MD5: 2C302FCA8E8D279DCF3DDEA69744AA5E
      • SHA1: 7E0834D95ED73B33D1F7347499B3C84D3A8EEDAC
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      • Implemented /silent
      • Added Office 15 (2013) Telemetry immunization (Group Policies & Scheduled Tasks)
      • Added Office 16 (2016) Telemetry immunization (Group Policies & Scheduled Tasks)
      • Hosts file block IP default changed from 127.0.0.1 to 0.0.0.0
      • Added own group policy for hosts file read only flag
      • Added own group policy for hosts file block IP
      • Added own group policies for hiding each immunizer
      • Added OpenSSL libraries to installer
      • Added OpenSSL credits to About dialog
      • Added own scheduled task

      • 2015-10-19
      • 1.5.0.35
      2.7 MB 
      • CRC32: D21B8A14
      • MD5: A7046F0F42C7C3CBD8C0701B26D6EDC8
      • SHA1: 323B7948D5D1E89C2F4BC10598050C2CF63577D5
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      • Service names are now read from the registry to be in local language
      • About dialog now has an update checker
      • Added details option to Optional immunizers
      • Added FAQ tab
      • Change log moved to About dialog to avoid too many main tabs and standardize SNL app changelogs
      • Added license to About dialog
      • Height auto-adjusted to screens work area now
      • Base immunization type for adding IPs to firewall
      • Added license to installer

      • 2015-09-16
      • 1.4.0.26
      1.6 MB 
      • CRC32: 7F267614
      • MD5: 5DE266BD55522CAE5830BD62A6CC38A0
      • SHA1: 6FD5A3CE0779584700F6241F1286D5E9BE21D04C
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      • Moved option to show/hide checkboxes to global button
      • Added details for most entries
      • Added task bar color progress
      • Added task bar tasks
      • Fixed hosts file locked issue
      • Improved log output
      • added command line parameters

      • 2015-09-09
      • 1.3.0.21
      1.2 MB 
      • CRC32: BD1DD232
      • MD5: 73C4EAF1259E5AEFB95F74D71D8A4F73
      • SHA1: A29910666BF4EBC96138C3A14F5FEDD089E8378C