Latest Changes
Jun 2, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Home
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates (recommended)
    User Access Control
    Always Notify
    Network Security (Firewall)
    Windows Defender Firewall
    Device Security
  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • User Account
    Administrator
    Sign-in Accounts
    Malware Testing
    I do not participate in downloading malware samples
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    NANO Free Antivirus
    Appcheck Anti Ransomware Free
    Zemana Anti Malware 3.0
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Minor changes for Increased security
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    Zemana AntiLogger, X-Sec Antivirus, Crystal Security
    Browsers and Extensions
    Vivaldi is my Default Web Browser
    Brave Web Browser for 2nd choice
    Extensions: AdGuard, Windscribe, HTTPS Everywhere, minerBlock, Emsisoft Browser Security, Ecosia
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    Windscribe Pro, TigerVPN
    Password Managers
  • Bitwarden
  • Web Search
  • Ecosia
  • System Utilities
    Ccleaner Free, Glary Utilities Pro, Auslogics Disk Defrag
    Data Backup
    MEGA Sync Cloud Backup
    Frequency of Data backups
    Always-on Sync
    System Backup
    None
    Frequency of System backups
    None
    Computer Activity
  • PC Gaming
  • Browsing web and email
  • Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
  • Computer Specifications
    Intel Core I5 3.2 GHz
    8GB RAM
    1TB Hard Drive
    Staff Notes

    This setup may cause performance issues, system instability or conflicts between programs, and can hinder the effectiveness of all installed antivirus products.

    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.

    brod56

    Level 15
    Verified
    I've never heard of Nano AV, so I won't comment on that. In spite of that, having two companion AVs (Crystal Security, Zemana) and a specialized anti-ransomware solution (AppCheck) on top of the main AV is certainly overkill.
    Also, syncing data on MEGA is not a system image backup solution.
    I would also recommend to replace Adblock with uBlock Origin.
    I'd say this setup is pretty risky until you look at these points.
    Thanks for sharing.
     

    bribon77

    Level 28
    Verified
    I like your configuration. But from my point of view, you lack a backup program.
    Also too many programs for my taste in real time, I would like to remove Crystal Security and Zemana Anti Malware and leave them for on-demand scans.
    Thank you for sharing.:giggle:
     

    JM Safe

    Level 38
    Verified
    I've never heard of Nano AV, so I won't comment on that. In spite of that, having two companion AVs (Crystal Security, Zemana) and a specialized anti-ransomware solution (AppCheck) on top of the main AV is certainly overkill.
    Also, syncing data on MEGA is not a system image backup solution.
    I would also recommend to replace Adblock with uBlock Origin.
    I'd say this setup is pretty risky until you look at these points.
    Thanks for sharing.
    NANO AV seems good at detection.
     

    LDogg

    Level 29
    Verified
    Your realtime setup is overkill
    NANO Antivirus Free, Appcheck Anti Ransomware Free, Zemana AntiLogger (Only Identity Protection Enabled, Real time Protection disabled.)
    I would stick to just Zemana Antilogger, alongside OSArmor & Syshardener. Syshardener also lets you add basic Firewall rules to further help and lockdown your OS.

    You may add Scriptsafe to your web browser, I don't think your Mining extension is needed, you can block miners via most adblockers nowadays.

    Apart from the above all 4 layers are generally covered.

    ~LDogg