Latest Changes
May 19, 2019
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
Pro
Build
1809
System Architecture
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic Updates - All security and feature updates
User Access Control
Default
Firewall
Windows Firewall - Network security provided by Microsoft
Device Security
Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
User Account
Administrator - User has complete control over the device
Recent Security Incidents
No malware or privacy issues
Malware Testing
None - No Malware on host PC or VM
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
Avast free + VoodooShield pro
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
Custom - Minor changes for Increased Security
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
EEK
Browsers and Extensions
Chrome with AdGuard
Web Privacy
AdGuard
Password Manager
None
Web Search
Google
System Utilities
Microsoft integrated tools
Data Backup
Manual to external drive
Frequency of Data backups
Monthly
System Backup
Use "Refresh" or USB with Windows 10.ISO to repair windows if anything bad happens.
Frequency of System backups
None
Computer Activity
PC Gaming
Browsing web and email
Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
Video or photography editing
Computer Specifications
Desktop PC
AMD Phenom II X4
Radeon RX560
DDR3 8GB
SSD60GB + HDD 250GB

Spawn

Administrator
Staff member
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Use the built-in Windows Security
Turn on User Access Control
Understanding how User Access Control works (Windows 10)

Threats missed by your Primary AV!
Perform monthly with an on-demand malware scanner that your real-time protection may miss.

Backup your Data!
Personal documents and photos/videos can be lost in many ways;
  • accidentally (human error)
  • by malware (ransomware)
  • stolen (theft)
  • hardware failure
  • natural disaster
- Manually keep copies on an external USB drive.
- Use cloud storage (+ encryption).
- Sync client such as OneDrive offer Ransomware protection. Find out how.
- Google also offer Backup and Restore. Learn more.


System Restore is not a backup solution.
Let Windows Backup create a system image (Control Panel > Back up and Restore) and a system repair disc (USB).

Alternatively you can use Macrium Reflect Free Edition to maintain backups of your system.
 

harlan4096

Moderator
Staff member
Malware Hunter
Verified
@Andi.HR:

As previous member suggested:
  • Specify the exact version of Avast product You have installed -> Free or Paid?.
  • Enable UAC, at least, to default.
  • As for "Disk Imaging Backup", You may add Macrium Reflect Free or AOEMI Backupper, both are free and reliably.
  • Consider also to run manual backups of important data to external devices, and/or in cloud services.
  • As for "Virus and Malware Removal Tools", You may add: ZAM Free, EmsiSoft Emergengy Kit and HitManPro Free.
  • As for "Web Privacy", You may add a VPN service.
  • A PassWord Manager would be welcome also.
Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, thanks for sharing :giggle:
 

Andi.HR

Level 2
Yea, people need to know this situation to avoid disaster but on the other hand, there is not many people who would restore system on previous build!
 
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JM Safe

From Zemana
Developer
Verified
Hello, I also recommend a reliable backup solution and also data backup to Google Drive.

Thanks for sharing.
 
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Andi.HR

Level 2
Staff Notes says:
This setup configuration doesn't have a backup plan. We strongly recommend to add a backup solution for your data so that you can restore it in the case of an emergency.
Backing up allows the recovery of data that has been lost due of a malware attack (eg. ransomware) or a hard disk crash. In such events you might lose family photos, your music collection, documents, or financial data. Backups are fast and simple to perform so it should be done on a regular basis.

Thanks for yours advice about data backup but I have data backup plan!!!
I manually copy my music,videos,photos,doc... to an external drive so I don't worry about that.

Only thing that I don't have is "System Backup Plan" and I told you that I don't need it in the way you guys suggested, with third party software.
For me, if something that bad happens that I would have to restore system backup, in that scenario I would rather go with windows refresh, Repair from .ISO of even clean install. Soo... I have plan for that situation too.
 

Andi.HR

Level 2
Very often windows give us updates, upgrades, fixes for many things...so that "system backup" must be on a daily basis if you want system backup with latest fixes and updates.
I will rather do a clean instal or refresh than that I have old system backup!
I don't even remember when I was bean in situation that I need "system backup" so I really don't need it.
 
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