Most recent changes
Dec 31, 1969
Operating System
Windows Edition
14393.693 version 1607
System type
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic Updates - All security and feature updates
User Access Control
Always Notify - For App installs, Modify system & User settings
Device Firewall
3rd-party Firewall - Network security provided by a trusted vendor
Device Security
Windows Defender SmartScreen (Windows 10)
User Account
Recent Security Incidents
No malware or privacy issues
Malware Testing
None - No Malware on host PC or VM
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
Kaspersky Internet Security
Hitman Pro Alert
VoodooShield beta
Zemana Antilogger Premium
Security Protection settings
Default - Settings are balanced for security and performance
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
Emsisoft Emergency Kit Portable
Malwarebytes Antimalware
HitmanPro (scanner included w/HitmanPro Alert)
Browsers and Extensions
Cyberfox browser - 64 bit: HTTPS Everywhere, uBlock Origin, NoScript, LastPass, No Small Script, & Theme Font & Size Changer.

Vivaldi - 32 bit: Adguard, uMatrix, & LastPass

IE - Tracking Protection - EasyList, EasyPrivacy, PrivacyChoice, + Stop Google Tracking.

Microsoft Edge: None have yet to be installed
Web Privacy
Cyberfox - uBlock Origin & NoScript. Vivaldi - Adguard & uMatrix. IE - EasyList, EasyPrivacy, PrivacyChoice, & Stop Google Tracking subscriptions.
Password Management
Default Web Search
Cyberfox - DuckDuckGo. Vivaldi - DuckDuckGo. IE & Edge - Bing
System Utilities collection
CCleaner portable version 525
Data Backup
Macrium Reflect
Frequency of Data backups
System Backup
Use of Backup software is forthcoming whilst the universe awaits a reasonabley priced external HDD, 'Cmon Santa, you know I'm on your "nice" list! ;)
Frequency of System backups


Level 37
Dec 4, 2013
Operating System
Windows 10
This is the first configuration entry I've made in a very..very long time!:oops: The sands from the hourglass of my Emsisoft I.S. subscription finally :eek:ran out so striving to be a frugal Malwaretips member, I chose to reactivate Windows Defender & Windows Firewall (Defender seemed much quicker, although "Full Scan" still lived up to being quite "full" in a time wise sense) and I'd switched VoodooShield from "Smart" to "Always On" whilst also spending more time in Shadow Defender's "Shadow Mode"!:cool:
Paranoia also has it's benefits!;):p

Uninstalled: Emsisoft I.S. (it proved a very good run!) :)
..and decided to try a security suite with an equally high reputation.
Installed: Kaspersky Internet Security
Day (2) and I like it!:) I've not noticed any of the heaviness mentioned by some over the years.:rolleyes:

Thank you @Exterminator for setting great examples I'd begun to glean from years ago which are still consistently accurate today!:D
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