Latest Changes
Jun 15, 2018
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Pro
    Version or Build no.
    1803
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    Security Updates
    Manual Updates - User intervention required
    User Access Control
    Default
    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
    Win: Pc Trend Micro maximum Security + Syshardener + NVT OSArmor
    Ubuntu, MX and Manjaro: Firejail and ufw with "Deny" Incoming
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • 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
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    adguard Desktop Lifetime licenced
    Password Managers
  • Bitwarden
  • 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

    Level 63
    Verified
    Staff member
    Malware Hunter
    @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 :)