Latest Changes
Aug 30, 2018
Operating System
Windows 8.1
Windows Edition
Pro
System Architecture
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic Updates - All security and feature updates
User Access Control
Always Notify
Firewall
3rd-party Firewall - Network security provided by a trusted vendor
Device Security
Disabled - Safety mechanisms are turned off
User Account
Administrator - User has complete control over the device
Recent Security Incidents
No malware or privacy issues
Malware Testing
None - No Malware on host PC or VM
Real-time Web & Malware Protection
Comodo Firewall 11....Cruelsis settings. Nothing else.
Custom Settings For Real-Time Protection
Custom - Major changes for Increased Security
Virus and Malware Removal Tools
None
Browsers and Extensions
Opera
Web Privacy
Ublock Origin
System Utilities
Privazer
Data Backup
Macrium Reflect
Frequency of Data backups
Monthly
System Backup
Macrium
Frequency of System backups
Occasionally
Joined
Oct 22, 2018
Messages
10
Operating System
Windows 8.1
#3
I would, and I did a year or so ago. I had 1709 and I liked it. Then, the last upgrade came along and nothing worked right after. Fortunately, I had a full backup. Put 8.1 Pro back on this laptop, and decided Windows 10 can suck sewage water. I'm sticking with what works. AND, 8.1 Pro is faster and uses less resources on this machine.
 

harlan4096

Moderator
MalwareTips Team
AV-Tester Advanced
Verified
Joined
Apr 28, 2015
Messages
4,194
Operating System
Windows 10
Antivirus
Kaspersky
#7
Apart of the some already mentioned suggestions, enable SmartScreem (Device Security), which is already available in w8.1...

A PassWord Manager and a VPN service would also welcome in Web Privacy section.

Thanks for sharing :giggle:
 
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LDogg

Level 23
Verified
Joined
May 4, 2018
Messages
1,200
#8
I'd add some on demand scanners: Zemana, MBAM, Emsisoft Emergency Kit (don't need to add all of them)
VPN service: Windscribe 10GB or tweet them for an extra 5GB a month, no IP address leakage, very fast/reliable & no vulns thus far.

Won't say about the OS, that's been suggested already.

~LDogg
 

oldschool

Level 19
Verified
Joined
Mar 29, 2018
Messages
934
Operating System
Windows 10
Antivirus
Windows Defender
#9
Very simple setup. I'm curious though, do you use uBlockOrigin in Medium Mode? It might be a good idea since you're running barebones and have disabled SmartScreen. Just sayin'... . (y):emoji_pray:
 

JM Safe

Level 36
Content Creator
Verified
Joined
Apr 12, 2015
Messages
2,520
Operating System
Windows 10
Antivirus
Kaspersky
#12
Enable Smartscreen, it can be fundamental to prevent infections.

Add ZAM Free and EEK or NPE.

Thanks for sharing.
 
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brod56

Level 15
Verified
Joined
Feb 13, 2017
Messages
722
Operating System
Windows 10
#13
Windows 10 generally uses more RAM to boost performance... At least in my experience.
I think adding a regular blacklist scanner would give you more confidence. Theoretically you're pretty much safe with the auto sandbox, but letting old stuff pass through the browser downloads... It kinda scares me. Maybe I'm too old scool.
 
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