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Does HitmanPro.Alert's Anti-Keylogging feature protect against Windows Cortana?


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#1 midimusicman79

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 10:54 AM

Hi all!

 

I just built myself a new workstation computer with MS Win 10 Pro 64-bit, and have installed EAM paid, WinPatrol PLUS and HMP.A with CryptoGuard as my security setup.

 

I have read a lot about Windows Cortana over at the Windows 10 Discussion Forum, and am therefore wondering;

 

Does HitmanPro.Alert's Anti-Keylogging feature protect against Windows Cortana, or do I just turn it off with one or several of the Privacy Tools recommended by Bleeping Computer?

 

Thank you very much in advance!

 

Regards,

midimusicman79


Edited by midimusicman79, 08 December 2015 - 07:46 AM.

MS Win 10 Pro 64-bit, EAM Pro/EEK, MB 3 Free, WPP, SWB Free, CryptoPrevent Free, NVT OSA and Unchecky, WFW, FFQ with CanDef, uBO, Ghostery, Grammarly Free and HTTPS Ew. Acronis TI 2018, K. Sw. Upd. AM-tools: 9-lab RT BETA, AdwCleaner, Auslogics AM, aswMBR, Avira PCC, BD ART, catchme, Cezurity AV, CCE, CKS, ClamWin P., Crystal Sec., DDS, DWCI, EMCO MD, eScan MWAV, ESS/EOS, FGP, FMTB, FRST, F-SOS, FSS, FreeFixer, GMP, GMER, hP BETA, HJT, Inherit, JRT, K. avz4, KVRT, K. TDSSKiller, LSP-Fix, MB 3 Free, MBAR BETA, MA Stinger, NMC, NoBot, NPE, NSS, NVT MRF (NMRF), OTL, PCC, QD, RCS, RSIT, RKill, Rs, SC, SR, SAP, SVRT, SAS, SL, TMHC, TSA ART, UHM, Vba32 AR, VRS, WR (AiO), Xvirus PG, ZAM, ZHPC, ZHPD and Zoek. I have 23 Years of PC Experience. Bold = effective.


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#2 britechguy

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Posted 07 December 2015 - 11:04 AM

Turning off the Cortana Service via Cortana Settings, going to Speech, Inking, & Typing Settings and making sure that "Get to know me" is off, stops the collection of anything that most people would consider personal information.

 

You should also make a quick trip through every one of the Privacy settings that shows up along the left in the same pane that the Speech, Inking, & Typing settings do.

 

If you never turned Cortana on the "Get to know me" setting is likely off.  If Cortana was ever on, you can follow the link to remove any information "she" has stored on you in the cloud.

 

If you want a Windows Search that acts pretty much like Windows Search always has then turn off the "Include internet search results" feature in Cortana settings, too.

 

There's not much to "protect against" as far as Cortana goes if you simply have the service turned off and internet search results not included.

 

 


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Posted 08 December 2015 - 07:50 AM

Hi, britechguy!

 

Thank you for the prompt and insightful reply! :)

 

I was under the impression that Windows Cortana was turned on by default, and I was quite right; however I have now turned "her" off as per your instructions.

 

Thank you very much for the help! :) The issue has been successfully resolved! :thumbup2:

 

Regards,

midimusicman79


Edited by midimusicman79, 08 December 2015 - 07:52 AM.

MS Win 10 Pro 64-bit, EAM Pro/EEK, MB 3 Free, WPP, SWB Free, CryptoPrevent Free, NVT OSA and Unchecky, WFW, FFQ with CanDef, uBO, Ghostery, Grammarly Free and HTTPS Ew. Acronis TI 2018, K. Sw. Upd. AM-tools: 9-lab RT BETA, AdwCleaner, Auslogics AM, aswMBR, Avira PCC, BD ART, catchme, Cezurity AV, CCE, CKS, ClamWin P., Crystal Sec., DDS, DWCI, EMCO MD, eScan MWAV, ESS/EOS, FGP, FMTB, FRST, F-SOS, FSS, FreeFixer, GMP, GMER, hP BETA, HJT, Inherit, JRT, K. avz4, KVRT, K. TDSSKiller, LSP-Fix, MB 3 Free, MBAR BETA, MA Stinger, NMC, NoBot, NPE, NSS, NVT MRF (NMRF), OTL, PCC, QD, RCS, RSIT, RKill, Rs, SC, SR, SAP, SVRT, SAS, SL, TMHC, TSA ART, UHM, Vba32 AR, VRS, WR (AiO), Xvirus PG, ZAM, ZHPC, ZHPD and Zoek. I have 23 Years of PC Experience. Bold = effective.





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