Latest Changes
Jun 19, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Version or Build no.
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    User Access Control
    Network Security (Firewall)
    Windows Defender Firewall
    Device Security
  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • User Account
    Sign-in Accounts
    Malware Testing
    I do not participate in downloading malware samples
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Kaspersky free + VoodooShield pro
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Major changes for Increased security
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    Browsers and Extensions
    Chrome with AdGuard and Kaspersky Protection extension
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    AdGuard and Kaspersky Protection extension
    Password Managers
  • None
  • Web Search
  • Google
  • System Utilities
    Microsoft integrated tools
    Data Backup
    Manual to external drive
    Frequency of Data backups
    System Backup
    Use "Refresh" or USB with Windows 10.ISO to repair windows if anything bad happens.
    Frequency of System backups
    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 + external HDD


    Staff member
    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.


    Level 63
    Staff member
    Malware Hunter

    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:


    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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    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.


    Level 2
    Very often windows give us updates, upgrades, fixes for many 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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