Microsoft’s newest operating system Windows 10 has been in the spotlight since its release on July 29. When the software was launched, the Redmond firm openly put a keylogger into the Windows 10 Technical Preview and the move was thought for testing purpose only. However, the thought was wrong. Now this keylogger has reportedly been discovered in the final edition of Windows 10, the latest Microsoft OS that unites the ecosystem across a range of machines such as desktops PC, tablet and smartphones. In addition to some privacy issues, this is one of the reasons why Microsoft has gained a bad reputation since it officially launched Windows 10 over one month ago..
The keylogger can track your keystrokes that you make on your Windows 10 devices. It also can track your inputs using your mouse, screen, voice and stylus while you use the newest operating system. The data it collects will be sent back to Microsoft.
|Although Microsoft claims that the only purpose behind the keylogger is to try and improve accuracy, a lot of Windows 10 users still feel creepy with it.
The company says that it includes the spyware in Windows 10 to try and improve its products and services. However, that may make many users feel creepy. Fortunately, Windows 10 users can turn off the key logging. Following are 3 easy steps to help you disable the software:
Step 1: Click on the Start Menu , click on the Settings app and then make your way to Privacy, which is in the third row of the Settings window
Step 2: When you are in the Privacy menu, tap on General, which is on the left of the screen.
Step 3: Turn off the feature saying “Send Microsoft info about how I write to help us improve typing and writing in the future.” Then, go to the Speech, Inking and Typing menu, which is located four rows beneath General, click “Stop getting to know me.” to disable the speech tracking through dictation or Cortana.
Hope this works for you!