Destroy Windows Spying (DWS) is a freeware program that destroys spying on Windows 7/8/8.1/10. It is an open source software which source code can be accessed at GitHub. It completely destroys spying, removes some elements of telemetry and the other turns off. It let you disable Windows Defender, Cortana, and much more. This program disables Windows Update, which allows you to remain anonymous and not to receive updates of new spyware.


The Destroy Windows Spying (DWS) blocks many IP addresses of Microsoft, which are the data related, and adds the most spyware to hosts. Before applying the setting, make sure that almost all of the program is irreversible and should not be rolled back even after a system restore point.

It supports following arguments for the command line:

/lang= – set the language of the program starts. Example: /lang=en
/deleteapp= – allows you to delete an application Metro in Windows. Example: /deleteapp=bing or /deleteapp=note
/destroy – an argument for removing spyware.
IMPORTANT! Arguments /destroy and /deleteapp= can not be combined, and the argument /deleteapp= can not be used several times.

Under settings DWS let you configure the following:

  • Create System Restore Point.
  • Delete Keylogger and Telemetry.
  • Add spy domains to hosts file, and blocks in Windows Firewall.
  • Disable private settings
  • Disable windows defender
  • Set default Windows photo viewer
  • Disable SPY tasks
  • Delete windows metro apps
  • Delete Builder 3G
  • Delete Camera
  • Delete Mail, Calendar, Maps
  • Delete Money, Sports, News, Weather
  • Delete Groove Music, Film TV
  • Delete People, OneNote
  • Delete Phone Companion
  • Delete Photos
  • Delete Solitaire Collection
  • Delete Voice Recorder
  • Delete XBOX

Apart from the above settings, under the “utilities” tab, it lets you do the following:

  • Open and edit HOSTS file
  • Delete all Windows 10 metro apps
  • Enable / Disable UAC
  • Delete Office 2016 Telemetry
  • Fix screen rotate
  • System Restore
  • Delete one drive
  • Enable / Disable Windows Update
  • Remove all old DWS Firewall Rules

You might be interested in the following Privacy concerned tools:

  1. Privacy Hide
  2. Ashampoo AntiSpy
  3. Windows Privacy Tweaker
  4. W10Privacy
  5. Ultimate Windows Tweaker
  6. Win10 Security Plus
  7. Win10 Wizard
  8. O&O ShutUp10
  9. Win.Privacy
  10. Win10 SpyStop

You can download the Destroy Windows Spying (DWS) from here.