Latest Changes
Feb 8, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Home
    Version or Build no.
    1809
    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
    Malware Testing
    I do not participate in downloading malware samples
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Windows Defender, VoodooShield Pro
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • Minor changes for Increased security
  • RTP - Details of Custom security settings
    Windows Defender:
    • PUA Protection - On
    • Network Protection - On
    • Sandboxing - Enabled
    VoodooShield:
    • VoodooShield Mode - Always On
    • Automatically allow by parent process - Disabled
    • Brave added to Vulnerable Protected Applications list
    Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    None
    Browsers and Extensions
    Brave - uBlock Origin
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    Brave's built-in ad blocking, Freedome VPN
    Password Managers
  • KeePass 2
  • Web Search
  • DuckDuckGo
  • System Utilities
    SUMo, Secure Folders, SearchMyFiles, O&O ShutUp10, DNS Jumper, ConfigureDefender, SysHardener,
    Data Backup
    AOMEI Backupper
    Frequency of Data backups
    None
    System Backup
    AOMEI Backupper
    Frequency of System backups
    Rarely
    Computer Activity
  • Browsing web and email
  • Watch movies and other entertainment content on the Internet
  • Computer Specifications
    Intel Core i3-7100
    Intel HD Graphics 630
    8GB DDR3 1197MHz
    1TB 7200 RPM

    Arequire

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    Other points related my security configuration:
    • SysHardener personalised tweaks applied
    • Multiple security related flags enabled in Brave
    • Freedome VPN permanently connected to safeguard against mandatory logging of browsing history by UK ISPs
     
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    Arequire

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    Your configuration is almost exactly like mine, when I use Windows Defender. I look forward to your thoughts after you use it for awhile.
    Once my VS license runs out I plan on resetting my PC, disabling Defender and going back to to using VS by itself.
    I treasure the performance gain from not using Defender over the negligible protection afforded from using it.
     
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    oldschool

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    Once my VS license runs out I plan on resetting my PC, disabling Defender and going back to to using VS by itself.
    I treasure the performance gain from not using Defender over the negligible protection afforded from using it.
    Did you use Defender Control by any chance? and if so, do you find it reliable? :emoji_thinking:
     
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    Arequire

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    Did you use Defender Control by any chance? and if so, do you find it reliable? :emoji_thinking:
    I assume you mean ConfigureDefender?
    I used it to turn on PUA and Network Protection and found it wholly reliable.


    Edit: Looked up Defender Control; entirely different thing. Apologies.
    No, I always disable Windows Defender via the registry. I assume this is how Defender Control disables WD too but I prefer to do it manually.
     
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