xp-AntiSpy v3.98

webfork on 20 Nov 2020
  • 572KB (uncompressed)
  • Released on 16 Jun 2014
  • Suggested by Andrew Lee

xp-AntiSpy is allows you to easily enable/disable usually unnecessary or undesirable Windows features (e.g. Messenger, Media Player's automatic codec download, language bar (ctfmon.exe), etc.). As the name suggests, the program was originally focused on preventing privacy-sensitive elements, but has expanded to many others, including enabling hidden features like a command-line prompt in context menu and an increase in the maximum number of half-opened TCP connections (helpful for P2P applications).

Runs on:Win2K / WinXP / Vista / Win7
Writes settings to: Windows registry. Note that if you create a system profile(s), it writes to HKEY_USERS.
Stealth: ? No
License: Freeware
How to extract: Download the ZIP package and extract to a folder of your choice. Launch xp-AntiSpy.exe.
Similar/alternative apps: xpy
What's new?
  • Reworked setting Hide shortcut arrow because it was not always working on 64bit systems.
  • Removed setting Deny access to 16-Bit-Applications from Suggested profile
  • Fixed several errors occurring on 64bit systems
  • Added Feature:
    The menu Profiles now contains the entry Check profile at logon. If there’s a check mark in front of, the xp-AntiSpy will check the current selected profile everytime you logon to your system. If a setting does not conform to that profile you will be presented a dialog window, asking to reapply the profile.
  • Added feature:
    Due to the amount of settings in the xp-AntiSpy it get’s complicated if you look for a special one. So I added a search field which can be enabled by selecting the menu Special>Show search field. Once you enter a search term it will be searched in all setting names and the according info text for that setting. Then only the matching settings will be presented to you in the overview. To reset the search, just press the escape key.

7 comments on xp-AntiSpy  The Portable Freeware Collection Latest Entries Feed

anoncow 2010-01-27 02:04

The problem with the internet is that, even when you spell out and try to avoid something, that something happens anyway.
Notice "which is fine in their case"!
And about the JOB, the beggining of that sentence:
"Don't they both need to write to the registry TO DO THEIR THING"

The question is what's the difference between the two.

cAPSLOCK 2010-01-26 08:13

Well this programs JOB is to write to the registry. ;) So we shouldn't worry too much about that eh?

Webfork 2010-01-23 22:29

@anoncow: yes, both write to the registry. Seconfig is a bit more strict in some areas, while xp-Antispy has a little more flexibility in its controls.

anoncow 2010-01-07 14:58

what's the difference between seconfig's stealth and this one? Don't they both need to write to the registry to do their thing (which is fine in their case)?
Does xp-antispy write something else?

mike 2009-12-27 23:13

kudos for the "what's new" - it's new, right? ;) seriously - not only u included this must-have-section-that-so-many-sites-tend-to-ignore, u even translated it - thank you!

Webfork 2009-11-23 14:55

A great tool for customizing the Windows Operating System and for turning off elements in it that can hurt your privacy. The software does a few things better than a similar program XPY (http://www.portablefreeware.com/index.php?id=299, but I tend to use them together to fill in the other's weaknesses.

chocobo 2006-05-01 16:59

especial para mi nueva memoria USB de 512.. ahora si podre meterle todos los paquetes para no perder nada de lo que traiga...

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