In this article we will show you how to prevent your applications from accessing your account information in the Windows 10 operating system.
We all know that it is important to keep our data confidential. If you use different applications on your system, your data may be stored on different servers that use these applications. Therefore, it is very important to configure your device so that you can protect your data.
With Windows 10, it is very easy to configure your settings to maintain data privacy. In this article, we will see how to prevent applications from accessing your Windows 10 account information.
By default, Windows 10 allows applications to access your account information, such as your name, account image, and more. If you are concerned about your privacy, you can completely block access to your account information on your system. You can also block selective applications from accessing your account information if you wish. To configure such settings, you can try any of the methods listed below.
Method 1 - Use the Settings application
1. Right-click the Start button or press the Windows Key + X and select Settings.
3. In the Account Information section, to completely block access to account information, disable the "Allow applications access to account information" option. If you want to block only certain applications from accessing your account data, you can skip this step.
4. To avoid using your account data in certain applications only, then leave the step 3 setting enabled and scroll down to the same page, and turn off the corresponding slider for each application you need.
5. Any settings you make on this page will be saved and applied automatically. You can then close the Settings app.
Method 2 - Use a registry
You can also prevent applications from accessing your account information by using the registry. Obviously, IT professionals can deploy this setting on clients using this wizard.
1. It is recommended to create a system restore point, if you are not familiar with registry management.
2. Simultaneously press the win + X keys and in the execution window that will appear type regedit and press the OK key.
2. In the Registry Editor window, go to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows \ CurrentVersion \ CapabilityAccessManager \ ConsentStore \ userAccountInformation
3. In the right pane, specify the string by name Value in Deny. This will prevent applications from accessing your account information.
4. Quit Registry Editor and restart to enable the changes.