I hope this is in the right place! After being worried about malware and spyware (got a thread open on it on relevant board) I turned to the issues around Windows 10.
I worked through this piece and did as recommended. http://www.pcworld.com/article/2971725/windows/how-to-reclaim-your-privacy-in-windows-10-piece-by-piece.html?page=2
After watching this video, would you knowledgble folk advise taking the additional steps advised?
In a nutshell, I *think* the additional steps are:
1. Download/run Spybot Anti-beacon (at 9.00 onwards).
2. How to manually turn off the services that send diagnostics and telemetry to Microsoft (at 22.38 onwards).
In addition, this Asus computer has the following programs:
Asus Live Update
Asus Smart Gesture
Asus Splendid Video Entertainment Technology
Asus USB Charger Plus
ATK Package (Asus)
WPS Office for Asus
I have no idea what any of this. I will not consciously use it, AFAIK. Can any of these programs compromise security? I don't trust my bank, my ISP isn't that secure, so I don't want any more loopholes, LOL!