Latest Changes
May 18, 2019
Operating System
  • Windows 10
  • Windows Edition
    Pro
    Build Version
    1809
    System Architecture
    64-bit
    Security Updates
    Automatic Updates with Paused Upgrades (up to 365 days)
    User Access Control
    Default
    Network Security (Firewall)
    3rd-party Firewall app by a trusted vendor
    Device Security
  • Disabled - Turned off by user
  • User Account
    Administrator
    Sign-in Accounts
    Malware Testing
    None - No Malware on host PC or VM
    Real-time Web & Malware Protection
    Emsisoft
    Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
    Default - Settings are balanced for security and performance
    Virus and Malware Removal Tools
    Emsisoft
    Browsers and Extensions
    uBlock on Firefox
    Web Privacy
    uBlock on Firefox
    Password Manager
    KeePass 2
    Web Search
    Google
    System Utilities
    OSArmor, SysHardener, CruelComodo
    Data Backup
    Yes
    Frequency of Data backups
    Weekly
    System Backup
    Macrium Reflect
    Frequency of System backups
    Regularly
    Computer Activity
  • Office and work related tasks
  • Computer Specifications
    assembled PC, intel processor, 4gb ram, no ssd
    Staff Notes

    This setup configuration doesn't have a backup plan. We strongly recommend to add a backup solution for your data so that you can restore it in the case of an emergency.
    Backing up allows the recovery of data that has been lost due of a malware attack (eg. ransomware) or a hard disk crash. In such events you might lose family photos, your music collection, documents, or financial data. Backups are fast and simple to perform so it should be done on a regular basis.

    harlan4096

    Moderator
    Staff member
    Malware Hunter
    Verified
    @camo7782:
    • As for "Disk Imaging Backup", You may add Macrium Reflect Free or AOEMI Backupper, both are free and reliably.
    • Consider also to run manual backups of important data to external devices, and/or in cloud services.
    • As for "Virus and Malware Removal Tools", You may add: ZAM Free, MalWareBytes Free, EmsiSoft Emergengy Kit, Norton Power Eraser, and HitManPro Free. Delete Bit Defender IS from this field, sicne it is already Your real-time solution.
    • As for "Web Privacy", You may add uBlock Origin or AdGuard AdBlocker extension to Your browsers, also a VPN service.
    • A PassWord Manager would be welcome also.
    Please kindly reflect Your changes editing Your config, and announcing them here, hanks for sharing :giggle:
     

    camo7782

    Level 3
    Consider also to run manual backups of important data to external devices, and/or in cloud services.
    already have backup solution flow on work PC

    Macrium Reflect
    it is in my shopping list already, but I was considering a Synology to store the system image

    Hi just get rid of BD IS altogether ,another hogger.
    is it bad?

    BD is heavy for your system
    you never had GData I guess :)

    Is that a Custom build or pre-built from shop?
    assembled by the shop taking pieces one by one
     

    stefanos

    Level 22
    Verified

    blueblackwow65

    Level 16
    Verified
    Hi Camo7782, BD is a big resource hogger ,you will see noticeable slowdowns on your pc with only 4gig ram and no ssd, I have 8gig ram and a ssd and just hated BD, 300 megs ram was the average almost doing nothing on pc.You could try Norton av or Kaspersky cloud (still a touch heavier than Norton av) ,run Norton with simplewall both together take up max 30-60 megs ram doing simple tasks.
     

    shmu26

    Level 80
    Content Creator
    Trusted
    Verified
    Dear Posters, if @camo7782 is satisfied with the performance of Bitdefender on his system, then by all means he should keep on using it. He is familiar with other AV programs, and has chosen Bitdefender for a reason...
     

    LDogg

    Level 28
    Verified
    My advice:
    - If you like Bitdefender, keep it on your system
    - I would highly recommend a backup solution such as Ease Todo Backup, Macrium Reflect or Aomei Backupper, all of which are free
    - Install Emsisoft Browser Security & uBlock Origin or Nano Adblocker as extensions at the very least

    Hope you like my advice and thanks for sharing.

    ~LDogg
     

    Spawn

    Administrator
    Staff member
    Verified
    As you currently use Emsisoft in real-time, you don't need to repeat under Virus and Malware Removal Tools, as we already know this is your primary AV protection.

    And if you use Comodo Firewall w/ CS settings, please list it under Real-time Web & Malware Protection, with the proper names. As with NVT OSArmor.

    System Utilities are generally tools/software you use on-demand or for certain tasks (ie. Uninstallers, Disk defrags, Search tools etc).

    @camo7782
     
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