Latest Changes
Jun 15, 2018
Operating System
Windows 10
Windows Edition
Pro
Build
1803
System Architecture
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Check for Updates only - User interaction for download and installation
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
Win: Pc Trend Micro maximum Security + Syshardener + NVT OSArmor
Ubuntu, MX and Manjaro: Firejail and ufw with "Deny" Incoming
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
Custom - Minor changes for Increased Security
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
ZAM PRO and EEK
Browsers and Extensions
Firefox: Gnome Shell Extensions, BitWarden, Grammarly, HTTPS EveryWhere, Enhancer for Youtube and Video DownloadHelper
Opera (rarely used): HTTPS EveryWhere, its own advertising blocker and Flash Video Downloader
Web Privacy
adguard Desktop Lifetime licenced
Password Management
Bitwarden
Default Web Search
DuckDuckGo
System Utilities
Wisecare 365, Reg Organizer and Clover
Data Backup
Windows Backup
Frequency of Data backups
Weekly
System Backup
CloneZilla
Frequency of System backups
Regularly

Black Wings

Level 3
I use the following software in Windows: Kaspersky Software Updater, Iobit Driver Booster, Soft Organizer

And the following in both, Ubuntu and Win: LibreOffice, Xtreme Download Manager, PeaZip, Audacity, XnViewMP, Wavebox, VLC ...

In my desktop computer (the one I'm writing from) I prefer to keep my Windows 8.1 version, as the latest updates of W10 broke my system and yet, with Win 8.1, the system runs smoothly and without any apparent problems.

My current version of Linux is Ubuntu, as it allows me to work without distractions and everything works correctly without having to learn how to configure or work too much with the terminal.

Then:
  • I try to use the same programs on Linux and Windows, so as not to waste time on learning curves.
  • I love using free software, but I'm always on the lookout for giveaways, promos, deals and Beta versions.
  • My preference is to have a computer that is easy to use and with which I feel comfortable to work.

Thanks for reading and for your advices
 
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harlan4096

Moderator
Staff member
Malware Hunter
Verified
@Black Wings: there is a slight inconsistency in the data of your config:

If you are in W8, then the data in the field: Device Security: Not applicable (Windows 7, Linux) -> SmartScreen for applications is available in W8 also (not in W7), please clarify if You have it enabled or not...

Thanks for sharing :giggle:
 
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Black Wings

Level 3
@Black Wings: there is a slight inconsistency in the data of your config:

If you are in W8, then the data in the field: Device Security: Not applicable (Windows 7, Linux) -> SmartScreen for applications is available in W8 also (not in W7), please clarify if You have it enabled or not...

Thanks for sharing :giggle:
Oops! My fault.

Thank you for notifying me it. Changed. I have SmartScreen enabled. Mistake corrected
 

Black Wings

Level 3
Hi :)

I recently installed W10 x64, my computer used to work better with W8.1, but it was a pleasant surprise to see that it now runs smoothly.
When changing the operating system, I also wanted to "play" with different settings to protect the computer and now is the time to doubt and ask you what option you think is best.

I like to run my browser virtualized in certain cases and I have doubts about using Sandboxie, Shade Sandbox or Comodo Firewall.

I want a strong and light defense (y)... and free :p... and safe ... :cool: and... and that it brings me breakfast in bed. :D well ... the last point may be optional. :emoji_flushed:

I'm thinking one of these possibilities:
  • Kaspersky free + OSA + SysHardener
  • Forticlient free + OSA + SysHardener
  • Comodo Firewall (CS Settings) + Windows Defender + Syshardener
Thanks for reading and for your advice :)
 

Black Wings

Level 3
Last Windows partition changes

Removed:
  • Windows 8.1
  • Kaspersky free
  • OSA
  • Macrium Reflect free
Added:
  • Windows 10
  • Comodo Firewall (CS Settings + HIPS Safe Mode)
  • Configure Defender
  • Windows Defender Highest level
  • Easeus Todo Backup Home
  • Decentraleyes and Netcraft extensions for Firefox
When I changed my version of Windows, I wanted to play with other possible settings. I love NVT ERP and NVT OSA, but I don't see interesting running them with Comodo Firewall.

Changing my backup program has not been easy either, in fact, I have my doubts about whether I have succeeded, but I have to admit that Easeus has interesting advantages for me (speed, a report by email and incremental copy), so I decided to try it.

Your comments and advice are welcome. Thank you :)
 

Black Wings

Level 3
Hi :)
I have upgraded my system to Windows 10 1803 x64

Lately I have had problems with my old (and very dear) Win 8.1. I have done several clean installations, but the error persisted (delay in opening certain programs, which were only solved with a system reboot).

My backup programs have failed me in one way or another, so now I only make backups of my Data.
Lately I only use Windows to run certain games, so I'm seriously thinking about removing it and running it only in a virtual machine.

Ubuntu, Manjaro and MX make me enjoy the experience. In fact, I'm getting to change the OS in some computers of the company where I work. (computers that are only used as a query)

Thanks for reading and for your advice :)
 

Black Wings

Level 3
How you feeling upgrading from 8.1 to 10?

~LDogg
I didn't like the change. In this computer, the performance of Win 8.1 is significantly better both in system startup and shutdown, as well as speed when opening pages on the Internet, loading games, etc..

I have done several clean installations of Win 8.1 and at the end (two or three months), there are applications that take a long time to open and other times, Windows update literally breaks the system, so I have migrated to W10.

The system seems stable, is not as fast as Ubuntu or Manjaro or MX, but at the moment I use it mainly to play.
 

Black Wings

Level 3
Due to Black Friday I have made some changes

Removed:
  • Comodo Firewall
  • Windows Defender
  • Configure Defender
  • Easeus Todo Backup Home
  • Decentraleyes and Netcraft extensions for Firefox
Added:
  • Trend Micro Maximum Security
  • Adguard Desktop
  • NVT OSArmor
The Adguard option was not really necessary, but @Telos and @crezz have shared a really good offer to get a lifetime license

The first thing I felt was that the computer was running pretty smoothly. (y)

The second thing is that my wife took my credit card until the next Black Friday, :rolleyes: but that's another story. Wifeware I think it's called :ROFLMAO:
 

Black Wings

Level 3
Nice changes! Adguard is worth every penny! And trends gui is pure design p#rn! The best designed interface out there! How does it perform?
It's perfect. I have restarted a couple of times the computer to observe the Windows startup time, as well as the time to open pages on the Internet and everything runs smoothly.

I think it's an excellent purchase, especially considering it's a lifetime license.

Thanks @Mr.Wave :)