Brainiac Configuration

Windows Edition
Primary sign-in
Primary user
Windows UAC
Default - notify when programs attempt to make changes
Real-time protection
Emsisoft Internet Security 11 with the Emsisoft Firewall
Software firewall
Provided by a third-party security vendor. Refer to 'Real-time protection' for details.
Malware testing
No malware samples
Periodic security scanners
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware
Browsers, Search and Addons
Slimjet (uBlock Origin, LastPass, Magic Actions for YT)
Personal backup routine
Device backup routine


Level 4
Dec 7, 2014
@OneDay No I don't use a backup currently, do you have any suggestions?

@Riddick I have the personal firewall in ESET disabled and use the Online Armor firewall instead, not too sure which is best in terms of doing its job but I prefer the usability of OA.

@Everyone else I'll be sure to take a look at the extensions you recommended. Thanks :)


Level 39
Dec 4, 2013
ryb0rg, I second Riddick's suggestion of Sandboxie.:cool:

Understanding the main effect of how the program works can help it make it uncomplicated.
With the use of Sandboxie's "sandbox", for your browsers, all changes made (added extensions, updates to both extensions & browsers, & downloads not recovered) disappear as though they'd never occured while protecting your system from unwanted changes.:)
A more secure method than the built in password managers provided by either FireFox or Chrome for organizing passwords is called LastPass. It securely accesses all passwords with the use of a single master password. It's free, utilizes encryption security, and makes this part of my computing life far less involved with suffering the headaches I no longer have!:D
Thank you for sharing, and allowing us to enhace you configuration (by your leave!).;):D
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