Tweaks, Fixes & Information for Windows
The main activity is in the
Almost all tweaks are in Powershell
A collection of scripts for Tweaking / Fixing Windows 10
HOSTS file changes are detected as this is a known vector for malware.
If you make changes yourself you can simply click Allow.
PUA protection has been known to remove some apps people find useful & it can be disabled if it causes problems.
Set-MpPreference -PUAProtection 0
PUA protection may be useful so it's really down to personal preference.
rem-sysapps.ps1updated to fix this
Tweaked scripts to reduce errors with scheduled tasks & services.
autotimesvc Cellular Time
1909 New Scheduled Tasks
\Microsoft\Windows\Work Folders\ Work Folders Logon Synchroniza... Ready \Microsoft\Windows\Work Folders\ Work Folders Maintenance Work Ready \Microsoft\Windows\Workplace Join\ Automatic-Device-Join Disabled \Microsoft\Windows\Workplace Join\ Device-Sync Disabled \Microsoft\Windows\Workplace Join\ Recovery-Check Disabled \Microsoft\Windows\WwanSvc\ NotificationTask Ready \Microsoft\XblGameSave\ XblGameSaveTask Ready
Scripts still relevant, added new script to remove Microsoft Edge browser as it now seems to run in the background for some reason.
Microsoft also seem to have removed the GPO for disabling cortana in Software Policies.
Scripts feature ability to disable various Microsoft technologies / services which can be considered to spy or report on users of the Operating System. eg: Telemetry, Problem Steps Recorder, Application Impact Telemetry, Customer Experience Improvement Program, Geolocation, Biometric Information, Browser History ...
Cleanup folder features scripts to remove Microsoft OneDrive & move components relating to indexing of information within files (Cortana), reporting & information gathering.
This folder has a few basic scripts, the most useful is check-startup which checks registry locations known to be used by malware & viruses to initiate on windows startup.
This folder has some old tweaks I made for Windows 7 which can still be used in Windows 8.1 / 10.
net_tweaks sets TcpAckFrequency & TCPNoDelay to 1 on all network interfaces within the system rem_spy_updates removes Windows 7 & 8 updates which relate to install of telemetry
Most of the scripts here are documented on my personal blog website