In case you have heard about the presence of Keylogger in Windows 10 and concerned about your privacy, you will find below the steps to disable Keylogger in Windows 10.
Does Windows 10 Have a KeyLogger?
The term Keylogger is mostly associated with spyware or malware programs designed to record the key strokes of unknowing computer users in a covert manner, with a harmful intent.
In the case of Windows 10, the term Keylogger began to be associated with the program when the trial version of Windows 10 was released with an in-built Key logging functionality.
Inclusion of Keylogging during the trail period made sense, as it allowed Microsoft to get feedback from its trail users.
Depending on your Privacy Settings, the official or the public release version of Windows 10 also has the capability to collect information from your computer.
In this regard, you can refer to Microsoft’s Support Page to learn more about the type of information collected by Windows 10 and the steps to control and personalize data collection on your computer.
How to Disable Keylogger in Windows 10
In case you are concerned about the presence of Keylogging functionality in Windows 10, you can follow the steps below to control and prevent the collection of information on your computer.
1. Open Settings > click on Privacy.
2. On the Privacy screen, click on Feedback & Diagnostics in the side menu and select the Basic option.
Selecting the “Basic” option prevents information about Apps and Programs that you open on your computer from being sent to Microsoft.
3. Next, go to Settings > Privacy > Diagnostics & feedback and turn OFF Send inking and typing data to Microsoft Option.
Also make sure that you disable “Let Windows collect my activities from this PC” in Activity History Section on the Privacy screen.
4. Go to Settings > Privacy > Activity History and uncheck “Let Windows collect my activities from this PC” option.
In case you are still concerned, you can change registry settings to totally disable Telemetry and data collection on your computer.