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Dec 31, 1969
Operating System
  • Windows Edition
    Pro
    System type
    64-bit operating system; x64-based processor
    User Access Control
    Default
    Network Security (Firewall)
    Windows Defender Firewall
    Device Security
  • Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
  • User Account
    Sign-in Accounts
    Malware Testing
    I do not participate in downloading malware samples
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Bitdefender Free Antivirus
    RTP - Custom security settings
  • No security settings changes
  • Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    Malwarebytes 3.0
    Zemana AntiMalware
    Browsers and Extensions
    Firefox (Main Browser)
    Google Chrome
    Opera (Usually only for the VPN)
    Privacy-focused Apps and Extensions
    uBlock Origin (with many 3rd-party filters enabled)
    Password Managers
  • Firefox Sync Account
  • Web Search
  • Google
  • System Utilities
    Search Everything
    Data Backup
    MEGAsync and USB.
    Frequency of Data backups
    Frequency of System backups
    Occasionally

    OneDay

    New Member
    It seems very good, Butterfly, but consider adding another on-demand scanner (i.e. HitmanPro), as herdProtect, with all its engines, presents ambiguous results (be 100% sure for at least one false positive/detection by one of its engines).
    Thanks for sharing.
     
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    Butterfly

    Level 2
    It seems very good, Butterfly, but consider adding another on-demand scanner (i.e. HitmanPro), as herdProtect, with all its engines, present ambiguous results (be 100% sure for at least one false positive/detection by one of its engines).
    Thanks for sharing.
    Malwarebytes Anti-Malware Free will be good?
     

    Cats-4_Owners-2

    Level 37
    Verified
    Trusted
    Hello and thank you for sharing your configuration with us, Butterfly.
    I like what I see, & suggest adding the following:
    1. A free password manager that uses encryption security to prevent data theft while additionally making my life wonderfully less complicated is also called LastPass. www.lastpass.com
    2. Something already mentioned by our one and only frogboy, was to create a back up; but more thorough than essential space for data recovery, but by creating an ISO image of your system could surely remedy if the unthinkable & unexpected came to pass. Macrium Reflect http://www.macrium.com/ is what I'll be using if ever we need a figurative time machine in order to return to Windows 7 SP 1 & 8.1 from the 5th Dimension of Windows ten!:p
    3. Lastly, and optionally, would be to add a responsive & frequently updated Chromium sourced browser to supplement your Favorite (Firefox) I've personally needed to turn to when Firefox faultered on one of our systems was, in fact, Slimjet x86. http://www.slimjet.com/en/ The portable version's what we use, and it isquite light on the system!:):)
     

    Butterfly

    Level 2
    Alright you guys convinced me to adding Google Chrome but I'm afraid adding Macrium Reflect and backing up with it will require too much disk space from me and I don't have a lot of it right now :( I think using System Restore will be fine for now, I really don't have anything too important left to backup, I can download everything again at the worst case.
     
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    starchild76

    System restore can be faulty and Back-up programs are more trustworthy. Especially the ones Our man from downunder sugested to you. You could consider to buy an external drive to save the backups the program makes or go a completely different route ; install rollback rx this program makes a snapshot of the current state of your harddrive and stores it in a hidden part of Your drive. When you get hit by a piece of malware , program update or hardware faillure you can simply. Restore it to a working state again. I have used it With much pleassure and joy and it saved my rearend a couple of times! How is bitdefender working Out for you? Still buggy and slow on the system? For the rest i have nothing to add to Your config
     

    Butterfly

    Level 2
    System restore can be faulty and Back-up programs are more trustworthy. Especially the ones Our man from downunder sugested to you. You could consider to buy an external drive to save the backups the program makes or go a completely different route ; install rollback rx this program makes a snapshot of the current state of your harddrive and stores it in a hidden part of Your drive. When you get hit by a piece of malware , program update or hardware faillure you can simply. Restore it to a working state again. I have used it With much pleassure and joy and it saved my rearend a couple of times! How is bitdefender working Out for you? Still buggy and slow on the system? For the rest i have nothing to add to Your config
    Thanks for all of the information, I will definitely check out RollBack Rx. :) And Bitdefender is working out good for me, personally I barely experienced any bugs or slow downs (unlike some people on the forum i see?) with Bitdefender, the only bug i remember is that one time I couldn't recover a file Bitdefender detected. Maybe it's just my system but i did try out AVs like Avast and ESET and I don't see any noticeable slow downs compared to them, so i just kept going with Bitdefender since they say it has better detection rate and it requires less configuration. :)
     
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    starchild76

    So true everyone had his or het favorite av , it just boils down to what tour needs are. I am an Avg hall of famer and used the product for many years although it is the not the best and stubborn like a donkey i just felt comfortable using it. Nice to hear that bitdefender does this for You! There is also a free version of rollback available.