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Avira Privacy Pal for Windows

Optimize over 200 privacy settings with just a few clicks

  • Prevent companies from collecting your personal data
  • Clean up your device’s digital footprint
  • Shred confidential files beyond recovery
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“A surprisingly powerful privacy tool”
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How much does your PC know?

Privacy doesn’t come as standard with Windows. Depending on your settings, your PC can send private data to Microsoft and other software vendors, including:

Where you are

Microsoft 10 tracks your geo-location, which it might use to show you ads of nearby stores and restaurants.

What you look for

Your Cortana voice commands and browser search requests might be collected as well.

What files you access

All the songs, films, and videos you’ve played might be used to build a picture of who you are and what you like.

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Manage your privacy quickly, simply, and effectively

Imagine how long it would take to manually fix over 200 privacy issues on your PC – even if you could find them all. Privacy Pal can do it for you automatically by selecting any of 3 user profiles. Each profile comes with a unique balance of privacy and convenience. They're free and easy to use.

Privacy Pal’s basic setting: No Ads

Microsoft stores your personal data to allow firms to create more targeted ads. Privacy Pal’s basic privacy setting prevents this by automatically:

  • Disabling your advertising ID tracker
  • Switching off pop-ups in the Microsoft Store and Explorer page
  • Turning off Bluetooth advertising

Privacy Pal’s enhanced setting: Control your apps

Pre-installed and download apps from the Windows store can often access sensitive areas like your camera, microphone, emails, messages, location and account details. Privacy Pal’s enhanced setting also:

  • Gives you control over what info each app can collect
  • Removes chat logs, notably from Skype, preventing Microsoft from keeping a history of your private chats and calls.

Privacy Pal’s personalized setting: Data harvesting

By default, your PC sends Microsoft data on your location, browsing history, contacts and calendar records. If you use Cortana your voice and typed commands may also be sent to the cloud. This setting lets you:

  • Control what Microsoft knows
  • Prevent Cortana from collecting your voice commands

See your privacy status at a glance

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Take a peek at the dashboard and you'll immediately notice state-of-the-art comfort and simplicity with your privacy status and score at a glance


Simply deleting files leaves traces: Our integrated file shredder lets you securely delete your files beyond recovery.

Wipe your digital traces clean

See hidden files and clean them instantly

What you do online leaves traces. Avira Privacy Pal wipes them clean, letting you safely remove your browser cache, download history, chat logs, cookies, browser sessions, and data related to your application usage – all with one click.

Avira Privacy Pal Settings Screenshot

See what our users say

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And what the experts say

Rating: 4.5 stars

“Privacy Pal is a surprisingly powerful privacy tool for devices running Windows. You can use it to make privacy related changes on Windows machines, and clear some of the data as well.”

Rating: 4.5 stars

“Hide your online footprint with Privacy Pal”

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System Requirements

Stop tech firms spying on you through your PC

Important: Your current Windows version is outdated and no longer supported.
For your security, we recommend switching to Windows 10 before downloading Avira software.
Update your Windows version here.
Wichtig: Ihre Windows-Version ist veraltet und wird nicht mehr unterstützt.
Zu Ihrer Sicherheit empfehlen wir Ihnen den Wechsel zu Windows 10 vor dem Download unserer Software.
Hier können Sie Ihr Windows aktualisieren.
Important: Votre version actuelle de Windows est obsolète et n’est plus prise en charge.
Pour votre sécurité, nous vous conseillons de passer à Windows 10 avant de télécharger le logiciel Avira.
Mettez à jour votre version de Windows ici.
Importante: Tu versión actual de Windows está desactualizada y ya no es compatible.
Por tu seguridad, te recomendamos que instales Windows 10 antes de descargar la solución de Avira.
Actualiza aquí tu versión de Windows.
Importante: La tua attuale versione di Windows è obsoleta e non è più supportata.
Per la tua sicurezza, ti consigliamo di passare a Windows 10 prima di scaricare i software Avira.
Aggiorna la tua versione di Windows qui.
Importante: Sua versão atual do Windows está desatualizada e não tem mais suporte.
Para sua segurança, recomendamos que troque para o Windows 10 antes de baixar o software da Avira.
Atualize sua versão do Windows aqui.
Важно: ваша версия Windows устарела и больше не поддерживается.
Из соображений безопасности перед загрузкой ПО Avira мы рекомендуем перейти на Windows 10.
Обновить Windows вы можете здесь.
Belangrijk: Uw huidige versie van Windows is verouderd en wordt niet meer ondersteund.
Voor uw veiligheid adviseren wij u om over te stappen op Windows 10 voordat u de Avira-software downloadt.
Update uw Windows-versie hier.
Önemli: Kullanmakta olduğunuz Windows sürümü eski ve artık desteklenmiyor.
Güvenliğiniz için Avira yazılımını indirmeden önce Windows 10 sürümüne yükseltmenizi öneririz.
Windows sürümünü buradan güncelleyin.
重要 : 現在お使いの Windows バージョンは古いため、サポートされなくなりました。
安全のため、Avira ソフトウェアをダウンロードする前に Windows 10 に切り替えることをお勧めします。
こちらより Windows バージョンをアップデートしてください
重要信息 : 您当前的 Windows 版本已过时,并且不再受支持。
为了安全起见,我们建议您在下载 Avira 软件之前切换到 Windows 10。
在此升级您的 Windows 版本
重要資訊 : 您當前的 Windows 版本已過時,並且不再受支援。
為了安全起見,我們建議您在下載 Avira 軟體之前切換到 Windows 10。
在此升級您的 Windows 版本