Akschith Bhagavatula's Security Configuration

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Hello Everyone!! This is my current Security Configuration. I use free software for my security . I don't know if this is a good or bad decision. I would like to hear your opinion on this. Also i am very open to any suggestions you guys have for me. If you find any weak points in my security config, please let me know. I will be sure to fix them! I do have experience with computers but i am certainly not a pro especially when it comes to security. so i really appreciate the input. Thanks in advance !! :D
 

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Consider some type of system backup solution such as Macrium Reflect or AOMEI Backupper both of which have good free versions.
Consider a password manager other than the browser password manager.
I edited your config:
  1. Removed Malwarebytes Antimalware Free from real time protection as the free version has none
  2. Removed AVAST Free from on demand as your real time protection is not an on demand scanner
Consider adding an additional on demand scanner(s).

Apart from the lack of a system backup you have a secure Windows 10 config.
Thanks for sharing it with us :)
 

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As has been mentioned, consider a backup solution.

Recommend two pronged data backup (Rollback Rx) and system backup (Macrium Reflect) both are free so this shouldn't cost you anything to implement aside from the storage media for the system backup.
 
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Just added the emsisoft emergency kit as per your suggestion @Deletedmessiah . thank you for your input. As for my data backup software i now use Rollback rx home version. thanks for letting me know of rollback rx @JHomes . As for a system backup system , i have never used one before. can anyone elaborate more on what exactly a system backup does ? Thanks for the info in advance. :)
 

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Just added the emsisoft emergency kit as per your suggestion @Deletedmessiah . thank you for your input. As for my data backup software i now use Rollback rx home version. thanks for letting me know of rollback rx @JHomes . As for a system backup system , i have never used one before. can anyone elaborate more on what exactly a system backup does ? Thanks for the info in advance. :)
You're welcome. Rollback has saved my bacon plenty of times.

Data Backups are great for backing up your OS and it's data, but it's not backing up your actual system. So if you had a hardware failiure, typically a data backup will no recover from it, but because it doesnt have to, that means it's a lot faster. With Rollback as an example, it takes seconds to reload the OS after an issue.

System backup is more traditional disk imaging, it backs up your entire system so if you have say a hardware failiure, or anything that Rollback can't recover from, then you just restore from that instead.

With both, you're essentially 100% protected, and depending on how you configure your backups, you can keep data loss to an extremely cool minimum!

EDIT: Forgot that Horizon DataSys (developers of Rollback) have their own System backup tool, since you're using Rollback, you might as well get it for full compatibility: Drive Cloner Rx | PC Time Machine Windows System Restore Software
 
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Using browser password manager is not recommended from my side. And i suggest you a firewall.

Thanks for sharing :)
 
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