It is necessary to be aware of the privacy settings of apps installed on the computer, as they can open security holes that the user does not even suspect on a daily basis. For example, some applications for Windows can freely access the PC's photo and video library.
However, it is possible to change the authorization of each program on the PC, and find out which files each of them has access to. These options are available in the system settings, and it is possible to disable any permissions at once, so that none of the apps access personal images and videos. Check out how to set up application privacy in the step by step of this tutorial.
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Step 1. Access the Windows menu and select the "Settings" button;
Open the Windows settings on the PC Photo: Reproduction / Barbara Mannara
Step 2. Then, select the "Privacy" settings;
Access the privacy settings on the PC Photo: Reproduction / Barbara Mannara
Step 3. Scroll down the side menu until the end and find the "Images" item. To get started, see if the library access permission key is set to "Enabled" (blue: allows you to customize which programs they can access) or keep as "Disabled" (gray: to prevent all apps from accessing the photo library);
Find out if apps are allowed to access the image library Photo: Reproduo / Barbara Mannara
Step 4. Then, to find out which apps can view your image library, scroll down and find the program listing with the key on. Disable the applications you want to remove access from;
Customize which apps can access the image library on the PC Photo: Reproduo / Barbara Mannara
Step 5. To protect the privacy of your personal videos on the PC, find the item "Videos" in the menu on the left side. Check that the access permission is set to "Enabled" (in blue: custom permission) or leave it as "Disabled" to prevent all apps from accessing the video library;
Find out if apps are allowed to access the video library on the PC Photo: Reproduction / Barbara Mannara
Step 6. If you prefer to keep it activated for custom apps, you can find out which ones have the special access in the list right away, in all that have the blue key activated. To remove the permission for specific apps, disable the key.
Customize which apps can access your video library on your PC Photo: Reproduo / Barbara Mannara
Ready. Now the user can be more relaxed with the control of the software that can access the image and video library. The tests for this tutorial were done on Windows 10.
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