Latest Changes
Aug 30, 2018
Operating System
Windows 8.1
Windows Edition
System Architecture
64-bit OS
Security Updates
Automatic Updates - All security and feature updates
User Access Control
Always Notify
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
Browsers and Extensions
Web Privacy
Ublock Origin
System Utilities
Data Backup
Macrium Reflect
Frequency of Data backups
System Backup
Frequency of System backups


Level 1
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.


Staff member
Malware Hunter
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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Level 27
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.



Level 23
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:
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JM Safe

From Zemana
Enable Smartscreen, it can be fundamental to prevent infections.

Add ZAM Free and Emsisoft Emergency Kit (EEK) or NPE.

Thanks for sharing.
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Level 15
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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