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Blocking These Domains Stops Windows 10 from Phoning Home

Aug 7th, 2015
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  1. Blocking These Domains Stops Windows 10 from Phoning Home
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  5. Blocking These Domains Stops Windows 10 from Phoning Home
  6. An easy way to block data from reaching Microsoft, as the full list of domains where the information is being sent has reached the web. These domains can be easily added to the HOSTS files to prevent information from being sent to Microsoft, so if you don’t like third-party apps, this is the best way to go to enhance privacy on Windows 10.
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  8. The full list of domains, which you can find in the list below, is reportedly being used by Microsoft to receive data collected by Cortana, such as contacts, calendar events, speech and handwriting patters, and typing history, but also from the other services running on a Windows 10 PC.
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  10. How to block them in the HOSTS file
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  12. While there are many ways to edit the HOSTS file and add any website to the blocking list, I will detail the easiest one, which doesn’t involve any other third-party app.
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  14. The first thing you need to do is launch Notepad with administrator rights, so open the Start menu, type “Notepad,” right-click the result and click “Run as administrator.”
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  16. Click on open and navigate to the following path:
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  18. c:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts
  19. Open the HOSTS file and paste the whole list found in the list below.
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  21. As usual, don’t forget to create a backup of the HOSTS file so that you can restore it in a second in case something goes wrong.
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  23. Here’s the list of domains getting your data on Windows 10
  24. 127.0.0.1 vortex.data.microsoft.com
  25. 127.0.0.1 vortex-win.data.microsoft.com
  26. 127.0.0.1 telecommand.telemetry.microsoft.com
  27. 127.0.0.1 telecommand.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
  28. 127.0.0.1 oca.telemetry.microsoft.com
  29. 127.0.0.1 oca.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
  30. 127.0.0.1 sqm.telemetry.microsoft.com
  31. 127.0.0.1 sqm.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
  32. 127.0.0.1 watson.telemetry.microsoft.com
  33. 127.0.0.1 watson.telemetry.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
  34. 127.0.0.1 redir.metaservices.microsoft.com
  35. 127.0.0.1 choice.microsoft.com
  36. 127.0.0.1 choice.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
  37. 127.0.0.1 df.telemetry.microsoft.com
  38. 127.0.0.1 reports.wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com
  39. 127.0.0.1 wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com
  40. 127.0.0.1 services.wes.df.telemetry.microsoft.com
  41. 127.0.0.1 sqm.df.telemetry.microsoft.com
  42. 127.0.0.1 telemetry.microsoft.com
  43. 127.0.0.1 watson.ppe.telemetry.microsoft.com
  44. 127.0.0.1 telemetry.appex.bing.net
  45. 127.0.0.1 telemetry.urs.microsoft.com
  46. 127.0.0.1 telemetry.appex.bing.net:443
  47. 127.0.0.1 settings-sandbox.data.microsoft.com
  48. 127.0.0.1 vortex-sandbox.data.microsoft.com
  49. 127.0.0.1 survey.watson.microsoft.com
  50. 127.0.0.1 watson.live.com
  51. 127.0.0.1 watson.microsoft.com
  52. 127.0.0.1 statsfe2.ws.microsoft.com
  53. 127.0.0.1 corpext.msitadfs.glbdns2.microsoft.com
  54. 127.0.0.1 compatexchange.cloudapp.net
  55. 127.0.0.1 cs1.wpc.v0cdn.net
  56. 127.0.0.1 a-0001.a-msedge.net
  57. 127.0.0.1 statsfe2.update.microsoft.com.akadns.net
  58. 127.0.0.1 sls.update.microsoft.com.akadns.net
  59. 127.0.0.1 fe2.update.microsoft.com.akadns.net
  60. 127.0.0.1 diagnostics.support.microsoft.com
  61. 127.0.0.1 corp.sts.microsoft.com
  62. 127.0.0.1 statsfe1.ws.microsoft.com
  63. 127.0.0.1 pre.footprintpredict.com
  64. 127.0.0.1 i1.services.social.microsoft.com
  65. 127.0.0.1 i1.services.social.microsoft.com.nsatc.net
  66. 127.0.0.1 feedback.windows.com
  67. 127.0.0.1 feedback.microsoft-hohm.com
  68. 127.0.0.1 feedback.search.microsoft.com
  69. 127.0.0.1 rad.msn.com
  70. 127.0.0.1 preview.msn.com
  71. 127.0.0.1 ad.doubleclick.net
  72. 127.0.0.1 ads.msn.com
  73. 127.0.0.1 ads1.msads.net
  74. 127.0.0.1 ads1.msn.com
  75. 127.0.0.1 a.ads1.msn.com
  76. 127.0.0.1 a.ads2.msn.com
  77. 127.0.0.1 adnexus.net
  78. 127.0.0.1 adnxs.com
  79. 127.0.0.1 az361816.vo.msecnd.net
  80. 127.0.0.1 az512334.vo.msecnd.net
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