tool which was designed to block and stop the various tracking (telemetry) issues present in Windows 10. It has since been modified to block similar tracking functionality in Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 operating systems.
It was created to address the privacy concerns of users of Windows 10 who do not wish to have information about their PC usage sent to Microsoft. Simply clicking “Immunize” on the main screen of Anti-Beacon will immediately disable any known tracking features included by Microsoft in the operating system.
Spybot Anti-Beacon comes in two flavours; as a standard installation or as a Portable Edition
He covers how to use Spybot Anti-Beacon and why to run again when Windows updates. It seems that when new Windows updates are installed some settings are reset to default settings and not to the settings you had setup before the update. When I ran the program the first time, it said I had a rating of 4% blocked. lol!